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Originally posted by antar
Did you post flag and star the thread on this or just take the ball and run with it? I see so much thread plagiarism these days and it is really frustrating to me! I start threads and then watch as my links become threads within minutes!!!
You cant ever prove it, so you just suck it up and move on, but it is discouraging...
This thread would have been a nice addition to the ongoing one here:
Originally posted by antar
I see so much thread plagiarism these days
if you build a chembuster [much safer] you'll see em over your house too
along with the occasional black helicopter
Originally posted by noonebutme
Hmm, a Google on "Wilhem Reich" brings up some interesting results.
Sounds like he was a therapist who eventually degenerated into very "touchy feely" theraphy, as in a "hands on" approach while "helping" his patients.
His "orgone accumulator" was debunked by Einstein.edit on 21-11-2011 by noonebutme because: (no reason given)
1956: Book burning
On June 5, 1956, as Reich was arranging his first appeal, two FDA officials traveled to Orgonon to supervise the destruction of Reich's accumulators. Most of them had been sold at that point, and another 50 were with Silvert in New York. Only three were at Orgonon. The FDA agents were not allowed to destroy them, only to supervise the destruction, so Reich's friends, and his son Peter, chopped them up with axes as the agents watched. On June 26, the agents returned to supervise the destruction of the promotional material, including some of his books. On July 9, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a press release criticizing the book burning, although coverage of the release was poor, and Reich ended up asking them not to help him because he was annoyed that they failed to criticize the destruction of the accumulators. In England, a letter of protest signed by A.S. Neill and Herbert Read also failed to find a publisher. On July 23, the remaining accumulators in New York were destroyed by S.A. Collins and Sons, who had built them.
On August 23, six tons of his books, journals, and papers were burned in the 25th Street public incinerator in New York's lower east side, the Gansevoort incinerator. Among the material destroyed were titles that were supposed only to be banned, including 12,189 copies of the Orgone Energy Bulletin, 6,261 copies of the International Journal of Sex Economy and Orgone Research, 2,900 copies of Emotional Plague Versus Orgone Biophysics, 2,976 copies of Annals of the Orgone Institute, and hardcover copies of several of his books, including The Sexual Revolution, Character Analysis, and The Mass Psychology of Fascism. This action has been cited as one of the worst examples of censorship in U.S. history.
As with the accumulators, the FDA was supposed only to observe the destruction, while his colleagues carried it out. One of them, Victor Sobey, wrote: "All the expenses and labor had to be provided by the [Orgone Institute] Press. A huge truck with three to help was hired. I felt like people who, when they are to be executed, are made to dig their own graves first and are then shot and thrown in. We carried box after box of the literature."
 1957: Imprisonment and death
On February 10, 1957, Reich signed his last will, naming his daughter, Eva, as his executrix. On March 12, he was sent to Danbury Federal Prison, where Richard C. Hubbard, a psychiatrist who admired Reich, examined him, recording paranoia manifested by delusions of grandiosity, persecution, and ideas of reference:
The patient feels that he has made outstanding discoveries. Gradually over a period of many years he has explained the failure of his ideas in becoming universally accepted by the elaboration of psychotic thinking. "The Rockerfellows (sic) are against me." (Delusion of grandiosity.) "The airplanes flying over prison are sent by the Air Force to encourage me." (Ideas of reference and grandiosity.)
On March 22, he was transferred to the federal penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where there were better psychiatric facilities, and was examined again. This time, it was decided that he was mentally competent, and that his personality appeared intact, though he might become psychotic under stress. Two days later, on his 60th birthday, he wrote to his son, Peter, then 13:
I am in Lewisburg. I am calm, certain in my thoughts, and doing mathematics most of the time. I am kind of "above things," fully aware of what is up. Do not worry too much about me, though anything might happen. I know, Pete, that you are strong and decent. At first I thought that you should not visit me here. I do not know. With the world in turmoil I now feel that a boy your age should experience what is coming his way—fully digest it without getting a "belly ache," so to speak, nor getting off the right track of truth, fact, honesty, fair play, and being above board—never a sneak. ...
Peter did visit him at Lewisburg several times. Reich told him that he cried a lot, and wanted Peter to let himself cry too, believing that tears are the "great softener." His last letter to his son was on October 22, when he said he was in good spirits, and looking forward to being released on November 10, when he would have served one third of his sentence; a parole hearing had been scheduled for just a few days before. He wrote that he and Peter had a date for a meal at the Howard Johnsonedit on 21-11-2011 by DerepentLEstranger because: (no reason given)
Reich failed to appear for morning roll call on November 3, and was found dead in his bed at 7 a.m., fully clothed but for his shoes. The prison physician said he had died during the night of "myocardial insufficiency with sudden heart failure." He was buried in a plot of land he had chosen in the woods at Orgonon, in a coffin he had bought a year earlier from a Maine craftsman. He had left instructions that there was to be no religious ceremony, but that a record should be played of Schubert's "Ave Maria" sung by Marian Anderson, and that his granite headstone should read simply: "Wilhelm Reich, Born March 24, 1897, Died ..." Dr. Elsworth F. Baker, a physician friend, said at his funeral, "Once in a thousand years, nay once in two thousand years, such a man comes upon this earth to change the destiny of the human race. As with all great men, distortion, falsehood, and persecution followed him. He met them all, until organized conspiracy sent him to prison and then killed him." A replica of a cloudbuster stands next to his grave, and the building that housed his laboratory is now the Wilhelm Reich Museum.
None of the psychiatric and established scientific journals carried an obituary. Time magazine wrote on November 18, 1957:
Died. Wilhelm Reich, 60, once-famed psychoanalyst, associate and follower of Sigmund Freud, founder of the Wilhelm Reich Foundation, lately better known for unorthodox sex and energy theories; of a heart attack; in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary, Pa; where he was serving a two-year term for distributing his invention, the "orgone energy accumulator" (in violation of the Food and Drug Act), a telephone-booth-size device that supposedly gathered energy from the atmosphere, and could cure, while the patient sat inside, common colds, cancer, and impotence.
A postmortem FBI chemical analysis report documents formaldehyde poisoning, but lists the cause of death as "unknown."
William M. Connolley, a Climate Modeller employed by the British Antarctic Survey and a gallivanting member of the Wikipedia Science-Purification cabal, argues that Einstein never published his confirmation of the anomalous temperature atop a simple Faraday cage, in a peer-reviewed mainstream scientific publication; and thus, that his name should not be associated with this experiment which Einstein himself performed.
This is part and parcel of a post-modernistic twist of facts, at once a sanctification of science as peer-reviewed by mainstream publications and associated professional or specialist societies, and a demonization of all else that is science - minor, small, independent, alternative, nomadic - which is thrown into the same bucket as everything that is not science, whether it be religion or philosophy, representation or art. This view would proscribe publication of the letters of Einstein as they concerned the Reich-Einstein experiment, just as it would proscribe reference to Alvarez's letter of support for Carezani's Autodynamics, etc. Implicit in this narrow-minded dogmatism, is a revisionism of history and, in particular, of the history of science and technology. One would be led to disregard all the letters, private papers, manuscripts, etc, which all scientists and researchers have written and which serve to guide one through the internal articulation of both their thoughts and actions. And one would disregard all that was subtle and unstable.
The truth is that Einstein was informed that Reich had published 'their affair', the published letter was signed by Einstein, and never contested by Einstein or his legal counsel. So, it was published. That's a fact. Texts do not need to be peer-reviewed to be published. Not even in science. Maybe it should have been published in Nature, but that never happened - nor would it have happened...
Likewise, the Reich-Einstein experiment does not need to have been published by Einstein in a mainstream journal or magazine in order to exist, and be or have been a fact - including the fact of being a fact in the history of science. In his last letter on the subject, Einstein confirmed the existence of the temperature difference. So, his verification of Reich's finding was positive. Einstein could not come up with an explanation for the finding. This is when Infeld (one of those peers...) came up with the interpretation that permitted Einstein to dismiss the finding. Infeld's interpretation has now been shown by the Correas to be experimentally wrong, as they employed further controls that neither Reich, Einstein nor Infeld thought about employing to test Infeld's 'explanation'. This is exactly a case study of what Horrobin (a scholar on the subject for 3 decades, whose scientific study of peer-review was published in a peer-reviewed journal: Trends Pharmacol Sci www.digibio.com...) found for peer-review in mainstream scientific publications. Horrobin described the major disadvantage of mainstream peer-review as an "antagonism to openness and evaluation". An antagonism that refuses to carry out the experimental controls that are required to assert one interpretation over any other. That is, a non-scientific bias or antagonism.