posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:40 AM
Appears this thread got skunky even not being in the skunk works. Ed used terminology that was familiar to him to explain what he was explaining, many
things are in laymans terms or as best as he could describe them. Of course using the exact terms scientifically instead of what Ed was trying to
explain will result in a failure in experiements.
As a retired engineer, who has worked with many people desk jockey's/cube dwellers/field workers and on all types of engineering... I can tell you
that there are many many many engineers working off theory at a desk, with absolutely zero real word experience with what they are designing...
that's why engineering companies and firms typically have an R&D department.
Ok... basic understanding of what Ed was doing in 5th grade scence, whether you're a rocket scientist or can't even make toast.
Remember that little static electricity demonstration, either with a balloon or a comb with paper squares? You rub the heck out of one to align the
electrons so they behave as a magnet? That is Ed's meaning of magnets. Not actual magnets... but as a layman if you observe an aparent magnetic
effect; what else are you going to call it?
Ok, on top of Ed's tripod he had a battery with power lines running down and lines also running into his little hovel, in this little hovel he had a
hand cranked genny set up. It's not mentioned in many places but he wrapped the stones in a coil like fashion. Attached to the coil wrapped banding
around the stones, were the wires heading to the battery and out to the hand crank he used to produce power and a magnetic moment in the coil stones.
The chains and hoists were simply used to help guide the stones in place. Lifting and raising things with electromagnetics is neither rocket science
nor out of the realm of those that can't even make toast. Certinally not out of the realm of an immigrant with a good old fix it not replace it
Everyone I met in my old field, with that type of upbringing had so much ingenuity and bare hands on know how, they could just look at a drawing and
say why or why it wouldn't work and give at least 3 other options to solve the same problem... and not know how to do any of the math involved, the
tensile strengths of materials, or even the correct terminology. If I opened a design engineering firm I would not hire a single person with zero
hands on real world experience... but every single one of them all handyman types to go along with the education. The intial interview would be
something like repair that washing machine, the follow up one replace the sheared key on that lawn mower... it would hands down be the best
engineering firm on the East coast.
School learning? Pfft worthless most of the time, what good is knowing a concept from rote memorization? Yay you can dictate something you have no
actual experience with and until you do you will never understand it... that's the problem in many scientific fields, it's like reading about
swimming and claiming to be an expert and have never swam. Then you hear about someone swimming in a fashion not in the books... the "expert" on the
subject is the first to yell bollocks.
Most people that have read Ed's works have no idea what the hell he is talking about, because they have certain concepts for what he is describing
already preconcieved in mind.
Here's 3 ways to magnetize a screw driver for instance that you won't find in a current textbook or Joe average on the street has no idea about...
and it's all from doing and having experience. Grab a compass, find North grab two screw drivers hold one directly North and start rubbing it with
the other, in one direction guess what? Magnet. Get a screw driver and a hammer, Point the driver North then quickly give it a sharp blow with the
hammer guess what? Magnet. Grab a screw driver a length of bare copper wire and a battery, wrap the copper wire around the driver shaft, attach one
end of the wire to the negative of the battery, now quickly touch the other end to the positive post of the battery guess what? Yes a small spark but
Sorry to rant a bit in this but it irks me to no end when the armchair professors with google attack Ed or any subject they have no direct hands on
experience with. Few even bother to look at the crystaline properties the Dolomite stone Ed built Coral Castle with either... everyone glosses,
scratches their head and slashes their rain forrest of confusion down like it were Occams machete, because it's easier to dismiss and go with what's
accepted than take the time to understand the subject intimately as if it were ones own.
The great pyramid was built using an internal ramp system btw.