posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 07:55 AM
Originally posted by Bob Down Under
Originally posted by Logarock
reply to post by Bob Down Under
I think what Corso wrote or claimed was a disinfomation of types that not all was fact but twisted and exaggerated as not to appear to hurtful in the
Militarys eyes or to keep them off his back.
I spent some time comparing some things Corso said about laser development and it fits the historical development time line well.
For example the two teams working in laser, one at Columbia University with Towns, Schalow and Gould and the other at Hughes Research lab Maiman were
both funded by the defense department.
As it was Maiman at Hughes was the first to develop a beam of pulsating laser. The other team then at Bell Labs Towns and Schalow then developed the
continuous beam laser.
Gould ended up years later successfully litigating patents that he said he never got the credit for. Gould worked on the Manhattan Project. Gould may
have been denied becouse he was a communist sympathizer and was fired from Manhattan and let go at Columbia becouse of his political leanings.
None of the above info can be found in Corso but in official histories. This makes it more valuable becouse you have a separate source that lines up
with some area Corso talked about. This means Corso would have had to do his homework whatever he was doing.
A convergence point is found when Corso claims the laser device found at Roswell was about the size of a flash light. What Corso doesn't mention and
maybe intentionally is that Maimans first laser, the very first laser devise manufactured, was a small hand held device.
Another important note is that the official pictures seen on line if the first laser are actually larger reproductions and not actually Maimans
original laser. Cant find any photos of this myself. Anyway Corso mentioned none of the facts which indeed make them more valuable in my opinion.
Corso cannot be properly evaluated without a good knowledge of the things he talks about. As well close reading of Corso in chapter 13 and a good
study of the history of the development of laser form official histories clearly show that Corso was trying to tell us something without giving away
the farm in the details in my opinion.