posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 10:05 AM
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Bedlam.
I too was very interested by Beardens claims, as I'm sure you all were. I mean who wouldn't be? If it were true, surely it would be a potentially
perfect explanation for so many ill-explained phenomenon.
Naturally I asked my Phd physicist friend who uses laser interferometry on a daily basis to detect gravitational waves and has several published
papers in the field, in a post doc position at a prominent american University what his take on all this was.
If anyone would have a vested interest in testing Beardens claims it would be him, as it would completely revolutionise the field of Physics he has
dedicated his life to exploring.
He was of the view that there was nothing testable in amongst all of Beardens claims and pointed out that he would happily test it out, if there was
anything at all to test. Surely that's the point of science? If an effect can be recreated, no matter how incredible, then the theory must be changed
to accommodate the facts. Even Bearden himself touts this.
to quote my friend: "yeah totally mad, cold war paranoia. If they discovered this stuff in 1985, it just doesn't make any sense that they wouldn't
make any use of this amazing technology. It all seems a bit far fetched Im afraid. You'd think it would be pretty common knowledge by now if they had
I mean, if you had the resources and a strong enough grasp of the science, you could go and make your own nuclear weapon if you wanted. It's testable
and repeatable. (Disclaimer: DEFINITELY NOT A GOOD IDEA, DON'T TRY IT FOR OBVIOUS REASONS)
One of the biggest pitfalls of exploring 'fringe' physics, is so many people WANT these things to be true (myself included), that they completely
ignore the lack of evidence and the overwhelming evidence that it's complete bunk. It's even harder when the people making the claims seem to know
what they're saying and seem to believe it themselves. But critical thinking challenges you to keep seeking out the truth, even when you've invested
a lot of time into something that turns out to be disappointingly similar to bull poop.
People like you Bedlam, who obviously have an informed point of view, help put the well intentioned but ill informed masses such as myself, back on
the straight and narrow, saving us no doubt countless wasted hours that could be better spent. As long as we stay open to logic and reason, even in
the face of disappointing answers.
Rational thinking and Occams razor go a long way.