posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 09:28 AM
Originally posted by ArchAngel
Most science types will not endulge in speculation of fringe science. The educational system frowns on such things and being educated trains you to
dismiss what you have not learned.
Well said ArchAngel!!
Looking at this post, I was reminded of Professor Eric Laithwaite and his work with gyroscopes - and the subsequent ridicule he under went from the
"'After the Royal Institution lecture all hell broke loose, primarily as a result of an article in the New Scientist, followed up by articles in the
daily press with headlines such as "Laithwaite defies Newton". The press is always excited by the possibility of an anti-gravity machine, because of
space ships and science fiction, and the minute you say you can make something rise against gravity, then you've "made an antigravity machine". And
then the flood gates are unleashed on you especially from the establishment. You've brought science into disrepute or you're apparently trying to
because you've done something that is against the run of the tide.'
The resounding silence of his audience continued long after that fateful evening. There was to be no Fellowship of the Royal Society, no gold medal,
no 'Arise, Sir Eric'. And, for the first time in two hundred years, there was to be no published 'proceedings' recording Laithwaite's astonishing
lecture. In an unprecedented act of academic Stalinism, the Royal Institution simply banished the memory of Professor Laithwaite, his gyroscopes that
became lighter, his lecture, even his existence."
Full article at: www.alternativescience.com...