We have received a lot of nice letters from (very kind) people who use
and appreciate this website. Below is a small sample of some of our favorite
letters (partly as a way of explaining why this website is here, and hopefully
to show that there are people who care about these subjects of truth and
reality, recognize their importance to Humanity). We do appreciate people
taking the time to write
to us, think kindness is one of the more lovely aspects of human nature.
So thanks everyone - have a nice day!
Dear Geoff and Karene,
About eight months ago I had the notion that scientists had probably had enough time to answer a question (among others) that had particularly bugged me in grade school: "What is gravity, REALLY?"
I quickly discovered that they were STILL flummoxed by this, and I was compelled by the question "OK, what DO we actually KNOW?" I started reading many different physics books aimed at both laymen and students. Smolin’s "The Trouble with Physics" was a real eye-opener, as I realized what a serious quandary the field has been in for nigh on 100 years now.
My college major was accounting, for practical purposes, even though my
forte has always been language. While I'm certainly no math whiz, I'm no
idiot, either, and I have always tried to keep reasonably abreast of scientific
In reading these books, I found myself marking up margins with comments such as "not necessarily" and "this is hooey" and "study this further", and my own alternative speculations and questions. I concluded, overall, that they are missing something simple, logical and elegant in the pursuit of unification.
I eventually ran across a Google link to your website about six weeks ago entitled "Censorship at the Physics Forums" that caught my eye because in my visits there, I had noticed a similar tendency in that forum’s official "behavior" on some topics. I then read on your site about Dr. Wolff's theories with increasing excitement. (As an aside, I was disappointed, but not surprised, to read the PF people’s reaction to you and to Dr. Wolff's work. What some "nattering nabobs of negativism"! They illustrate the "sour grapes" syndrome perfectly, with no refutations, but plenty of sneers - because they didn't think of this first - ha.)
Nonetheless, I have now read much on your site, and while I have not read
Dr. Wolff's articles on his site (rather like saving the juiciest for last),
I just now watched your interview
video clips of Dr. Wolff.
Before going ANY further, I decided that I must write to you and thank you for all the work that you have done to document Dr. Wolff's and others’ contributions to physics, and to put all this into philosophical perspective.
While watching the clips, I was brought to tears of joy two or three times because after all these frustrating months of having my "BS detector" go off whenever I thought some interpretation or theory was off on the wrong track, I simply KNEW that I was in the presence of truth, listening to Wolff's ideas. He has confirmed some of my suspicions and has succinctly expressed a few "nebulous" ideas that had been flickering around in my head. As for the “truth” of Wolff's propositions, I'm reminded of something one of our US Supreme Court Justices said about pornography: "I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it." Ha.
Anyway, Dr. Wolff is a treasure. I look forward to reading his work in
detail; he has probably "nailed" a fundamental of physical reality.
I also look forward to watching the ensuing “revolution” unfold in its predictably
belligerent way, as misguided fallacies are, one by one, thrown kicking
and screaming out the door. What a delightful time to be alive!
So I offer you my deepest gratitude, because I may never have run across Dr. Milo Wolff or these ideas had it not been for you! Keep up the good work.
Susan C. Barlow
Thanks Susan - it has been a pleasure corresponding with you - and you
have motivated me to put up a page on the things Milo
Wolff and I have independently discovered relating to the Wave Structure
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008
Subject: Hi there
I discovered your site a few months ago, and have been strolling through
it whenever I can to try and learn more about this wave-structure idea.
I wanted to write mainly to say that what you're doing is absolutely brilliant.
I think people are not only beginning to take philosophy in a more serious
light recently, but quantum theory too; so it's come at a perfect time,
seeing as only abstract thinking and bigger particle colliders can really
There's a quote I stumbled on from 1899; it's the commissioner of patents saying "Everything that can be invented, has been invented". Luckily, it's this kind of narrow-mindedness that's been stamped out ever since quantum theory came around. It's even more exciting to realise that we're at a point in time where this is still a huge mystery, with even the smartest physicists stumped. I'm studying philosophy in the UK at the moment, so took the time to show a few people your site, and it seems to be a big hit with the whole department at the moment (most of them having started lives as physicists, for whatever reason). Nevertheless, just thought I'd send some kudos your way, and to say keep it up.
Thank you very much. Your attitude is exactly what I hoped for - that thoughtful educated people would see the light (so to speak). Sadly, you are rare in our world, people tend to believe very foolish things - the most foolish being the idea that discrete 'particles' could ever explain an interconnected reality.
I apologize for the website in some ways - the idea is simple - but to put it into words is harder, and to understand requires quite a lot of knowledge of physics, philosophy and metaphysics.
I hope over the next 12 months to greatly improve / simplify content. I am just about to re-write the quantum physics pages! I now see it as so simple, the de Broglie phase wave solves all the non local 'spooky action at a distance' that has really confused us (so David Bohm was closest to the truth).
There is a wealth of knowledge on the site from many great minds - wisdom that is critical to humanity if we are to survive I think - it just takes some effort to read and think about it.
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Subject: Science and Buddhism
I'm a Buddhist nun, in Canada, who became interested in physics and psychology because of Buddhism. As I teach Buddhism to children and teenagers, I wanted to find a way to reach them without the superstition that I sometimes hear when Buddhism is taught. Your site is now linked to our site, and the children now find Buddhism "so interesting" as opposed to "boring" when I first took over the class. As one young teenaged girl said last week, "I see the universe in a whole new way, and I feel different because of it." Thanks very much for your site.
Thich nu Tinh Quang
Blue Heron Zen Buddhist Centre
A place where you are unburdened with the details of your life;
You can see with clarity.
Live simply and become aware of reality.
Come practice with us.
Hello beautiful person,
We think you must be the nicest most wonderful Buddhist nun in all of Canada!
What a lovely attitude you have - to genuinely seek the truth (as Buddha did) and to pass on this enlightenment to others.
I think this takes great courage and determination, you have our utmost respect.
"I see the universe in a whole new way, and I feel different because of it."
That's how we feel too.
Thank you very much for your letter.
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 6:06 PM
Subject: Teaching tool
Dear Geoff & Karene,
Having recently found your web site, I need to tell you how much I appreciate
the hard work you put into it. These troubled times are in desperate need
of such enlightenment available to the masses.
I would like to make your website required reading for my future classes. May I have your permission to do so?
I teach Sociology at Rowan University and Community College of Philadelphia.
Thank you for your wonderful email. We greatly appreciate your kind thoughts and agree with you - truth is important in our troubled times.
Of course you are most welcome to use our website for your classes. While some sections of our site are under construction (e.g. health), I think we provide a good historical overview of other subjects such as philosophy, metaphysics, religion, cosmology, physics, quantum theory etc. We believe that students should be exposed to such subjects to have a well rounded education!
Sent: Fri, 16 Mar 2007
Subject: Re: philosophy of physics
In my spare time, between working as a skydiving instructor and raising my kids, I have read your whole website. It has totally rejuvenated my interest in physics. I never really liked the (field theory of matter) and now I know why. As I have gotten older, I have learnt to appreciate philosophy. Your website combines the two; how refreshing. I love living physics, note the skydiving pictures. If your ever in Santa Cruz or Monterey come do a tandem skydive at Skydive Monterey Bay.
You are rare, appreciating physics and philosophy (and it is cool to understand what is happening to you as you fall through space!)
If we are ever there we will certainly call on you - I love machines / planes (have a pilots licence that I do not use, and a lovely old MGA sports car, Massey Ferguson tractor and Caterpillar traxcavator that get a little use).
But I am too scared to jump out of flying machines though!
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Hello! My name is Travis McKee and I am a high school student.
Karene - Thanks for writing! It's nice to hear from students.
Don't let the status of my age disinterest you. I have a complete passion
for physics, philosophy, cosmology, mathematics (all forms), religion (though
I follow my own path), and everything that is part of nature and the universe.
I wanted to compliment on how incredible your website is! At first glance, I was astounded, I knew this one was a keeper. (I want to revert back to). I stumbled upon it through searching for Schrodinger and quantum physics.
I absolutely admire what you and your partner do, it's kind of something that I dream to do really. Yet sometimes I feel I can't reach up to the knowledge I'm able to contain, since I've started to get interested in physics and philosophy in depth 2 years ago. But I was always interested in astronomy and religion (mainly paganism, buddhism, and taoism), all my life, and since as long as i could remember I asked the many questions.
Karene - Thanks! Your kind words are really appreciated. I am impressed
with your passion for knowledge. I didn't become interested in such esoteric
subjects until I left university (which is kind of funny - I see that my
real education began when I left institutions, met my philosopher partner,
moved out to the bush and started studying philosophy and science).
If you are into physics as well as philosophy, metaphysics and religion, then I think you will have fun at our site. It still is a 'work in progress', so sorry if some pages are not up to scratch. We are aiming to have our main pages rewritten (much simpler) over the next 4 months.
All I've been relying on are books and websites, yet I'd hope to get courses in college, what careers could you pursue through philosophy, or physics?
Karene - I have learnt a lot myself through books and websites. Living with a philosopher helps too (though he can be a real pain! sometimes I do not want to know the truth!). I am not really in any position to offer advice for careers since I am non academic. The most important thing is to keep reading as many great minds as possible and keep thinking! Hopefully you will find a career path that you enjoy but still gives you time to live (idleness is important for the thinker!). My biased opinion is that you should study the Wave Structure of Matter! It is important that students be aware of the WSM, through various subjects such as maths, physics, art ... The youth are a shining light (very important), as many established physicists are into their own work and find it hard to consider new ideas. As Max Planck wrote, "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
Sorry this is a long email, just excited to contact people who have interests
as well as I do. You don't have to answer these questions but a reply would
be nice for recognition on which you guys have listened. Take care! and
Karene - Thanks for writing Travis. You made my afternoon!
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Subject: Lovely informative website
Hi Geoff and karene,
I just spent about half an hour perusing your wonderful site. I'm sure it will take me many hours more to absorb it in full and so I am taking a break to mention how much I admire what you've done and are doing.
Though I may not agree completely with all of your views, I do love the way it stimulates me to consider my own through your perspectives. We need more open minded exploration of our thoughts and feelings and your site evokes this wonderfully. So this is my way of saying thanks for broadening my horizon and waking a mind that sometimes gets sleepy.
If you find time (which appears unlikely, as you are obviously folk that push the envelope of your own time and space) you might enjoy my site. It is much smaller than yours and nowhere near as professional in appearance. It was created solely by me though, and all graphics (except erotic art paintings which I have collected about the net), Poetry, backgrounds and views are my own. It is located at http://www.angeltowns2.net//abyss/ and is purely fictional as it serves as a medium for my emotional state and occasional flights or romantic fancy.
I would love to be able to add a link to your site there, but will ask
approval first as mine is often considered something on the edge of the
In closing, I again wish to thank you for a most enjoyable and thought provoking journey into your world.
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007
Subject: To Geoff and Karene, a nice note ... and a small hieroglyphic treasure.
Hi Geoff and Karene ...
I feel like you're part of my family after having spent so many hours on
your wonderful website!! Thank you ... thank you!!
I promise not take up a lot of your valuable time ... but I wanted to share something I've learned about SPACE, and the One ... of us getting past the ILLUSION of all things being SEPERATE.
I've included an example below ... hopefully you can easily and clearly SEE how ONE can easily stretch into Eternity.
But first, I want to give you an old American Indian saying ... that I sure hope is wrong. Then my example of the infinite line in empty space is below.
Again ... thank you ... thank you ... for your many gifts that you bring to us through your website!
Much affection, Keith
Ok ... 1st ... here's the old American Indian saying (that I sure hope they got wrong):
"WhenAllTheFireOfLife is taken away from the garden of life? then shall the white man have finally devoured all of the world ... . and it is then that they will, in the end, end up devouring themselves ... for there shall be nothing else to take."
What a nice letter. Your kindness, wisdom and cheerful good humour are greatly appreciated by Karene and I.
Sadly the American Indian saying is correct (as I see things).
It is already beginning all around us with environmental damage - destruction of Nature / ecology of life, chemical and electromagnetic pollution, genetic modification, changing structure of the atmosphere and our connection to the universe, .... The result is species extinction and climate change - how severe it will be no one knows, though Lovelock (Gaia) talks of 90% of humans dying (5 billion).
The global system is clearly not sustainable - the problem is that many smart people have known of the flaws in society (dating back to the ancients and the birth of philosophy). Einstein wrote; "Humanity needs a new way of thinking if it is to survive."
I believe we now have this new way of thinking, founded on one thing space and its wave motions, rather than many things, discrete matter and its continuously connecting fields in space-time.
Human society founded on truth and reality for the first time.
So to me, the tragic irony is that we now have the correct knowledge of physical reality, but next to no one is interested / able to understand. Most Humans seem to act like emotionally programmed machines more than reasoning, critical thinking individuals (again, this has been well known by philosophers for thousands of years).
So what can we do? We possess this important knowledge of the interconnected unity of reality, that in harming the environment we are harming our true selves.
I guess despite this pessimism, I do believe in truth, that truth does eventually rise to the top, as Schopenhauer writes;
It is a ticklish question, the steering of the public,
good and docile as it is on the whole. Although as a rule the absurd culminates,
and it seems impossible for the voice of the individual ever to penetrate
through the chorus of foolers and fooled, still there is left to the genuine
works of all times a quite peculiar, silent, slow, and powerful influence;
and as if by a miracle, we see them rise at last out of the turmoil like
a balloon that floats up out of the thick atmosphere of this globe into
purer regions. Having once arrived there, it remains at rest, and no one
can any longer draw it down again. (Arthur Schopenhauer)
Thanks again for writing us such a lovely letter.
Cosmic best wishes,
PS - Sorry, I had to remove your clever little hidden message - it was clashing with the code on our latest page design.
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007
Subject: Appreciating your great work
Dear Karene and Geoff,
I think that all your efforts to make people know your philosophy web are paid back by the enthusiasm of people discovering it!
Thank you for the sound humanist pedagogy you pour in providing so useful informations and teaching humanism in a spiritually empty world. Yet I suggest you Karene, to give consideration to the Christian philosophy of Augustinus and the Kabbalah mystics...(Carl Gustav Jung did it) besides Buddha and Indian philosophy.
I study religions and society and living for long time in solitude in a small village on the coast of Tunisia (though I'm Italian and I explicitly chose to live a simple life), I know the value of nature-related life. I'm going to study longtime on your web. And I invite you to visit me in Tunisia, we could organise a science / philosophy seminar. God bless!
Thanks for such a nice enthusiastic letter - we really appreciate it.
Karene works on the philosophy of religion / theology pages so perhaps she can discuss with you ways to improve them - you are also welcome to send us content and we can add it to our site (with link to your site / credit to your name).
One day we might make Tunisia - it would be fun to visit - and a philosophy seminar would be interesting. We would like to do this some day, but first we need to finish website (still a few years away from being written up properly / simply!) and hopefully by then more people will know of the wave structure of matter in space (dynamic unity of reality) and be able to contribute to a good seminar.
Take care, thanks for writing.
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007
Subject: great site.
Your website is FANTASTIC!! I am interested in many of the things you are also. I work as an integrative physician with an interest in what I call "quantum healing" as Deepak Chopra says. By your picture you look like Gaia incarnate. You might be interested in the Science and Consciousness conf in Santa Fe in the spring. Perhaps we might run into each other some day....would love to talk over some good coffee or red wine. Your website has given me a lot to explore, keep up the good work.
Namaste, Todd R. LePine, MD
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006
I have been looking at your site and I think it is just a great job you and your partners are doing. Keep going and wish you the best of all.
Dr.Beny Perelman, Israel
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006
Subject: Re: feedback
I really enjoy the site! I appreciate the inspiration. I want to congratulate you both on your success. Many times, people don't understand the effects their actions have on one another, whether acknowledged or not.
Geoff - Agreed. Hopefully the wave structure of matter helps people understand that we are connected to everything around us - thus every thing we do has some affect on the world around us (my hope is that we will take nature a bit more seriously, realise that we depend on it for our survival).
A couple of quick questions, though. When (according to your bio) do you actually "see" evolution in action? You're talking about micro evolution, right?
Geoff - One example. We have lots of native peppermint trees on our property (650 acres, about 3 km long). Each November they flower, and drop millions of seeds in late summer (April). If you clear a bit of ground, or have a fire, then you get thousands of seedlings sprouting - but over several years most of them die. Only those with best suited genetic structure survive. Over time this leads to evolution of species. You can see this effect by comparing peppermints on sandy soil near coast (they are small - to 2 meters) vs. peppermints on moister / more fertile soil that grow to around 10 meters. There are thousands of similar examples - hope that explains it.
And what is this about "no absolute truth"? Isn't this just succumbing
to the rhetoric of the times? No, I must say there is nothing but absolute
truth all around us. There is the sun, death, gravity, etc. The only "truth"
that is negotiable (not absolute) is man's interpretations of the world
versus his mind's acceptance of the world around him.
Otherwise, keep up the good work! Michael
Geoff - I agree with you - but postmodern
philosophy / physics does not (they are wrong!). Take the sun - we do
not know that it exists, only that we have sense of sun, but this is in
can say nothing about the 'thing in itself' (Kant)
unless we know what physical reality is, thus how we and the sun exist and
are interconnected (which the wave structure of matter in space explains
- and also tells us that though we see solid separate objects, they are
an illusion / representation of the mind).
Hope this helps.
Sent: Wednesday, November 22
Subject: Thank you
Dear Geoff and Karene,
I find your website comforting. It is written in a manner I find relatively
easy to consume, though I must confess I do not possess a great intellect.
Stringing some thoughts of great minds together with a principle of finding
an understandable truth is a happy time for me.
Try as I might as a youngster, I could not accept the "faith" as those around me were seemingly able to. I questioned, I searched my heart, I tried to have "faith" for the explanation of those things being taught to me that made no sense. If god gave me an intellect, which is inquisitive and questioning, why am I told not to use it in things pertaining to god? When I decided after many years not to accept "faith" as the answer to all my question, and to shed the fear of eternal damnation, I found true peace. I may be labeled an atheist, an agnostic, a heathen, a nonbeliever, or just stupid. I no longer care what I'm called and I don't choose any of those labels to describe myself. I am happy living in a world that has many wonders including thought. I'm ethical, I love and am loved. I'm kind and I have joy. Religion was full of conflict for me. I don't miss it.
Intuitively, I felt a part of everything in a way I couldn't understand. It seemed to me that everything was made of the same stuff. The evolution of the sciences has reinforced this for me. To be a part of everything that I see, and don't see for that matter, is a wonderful and wondrous thing. Looking at the world in this manner causes me not to want to harm. Reality of my survival means I must eat, drink, breathe and produce waste, as any animal. I want to be careful in my need to make a living not to change more than I need to.
It seems to me that man is inquisitive, but with a propensity to be lazy in thinking. It is easier to adopt someone else's ideas than to try to solve mysteries ourselves. I have a somewhat easier road than you. After all, you are trying to teach how to think and all I have to do is try to think.
I look forward to reading more of your work,
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Love the site and a beautiful girl to boot. Lovely. I am always so excited to see conscious beings making things happen and I very much appreciate you guys sharing your message in your own special way.
We are making our own thing happen in Denver as well and I am a firm believer that small waves can make big differences.
Keep up the great work and let me know if you are ever in denver as we have a wonderful community that would embrace your message-physics, philosophy, spirituality all wrapped up in a stunning package of human expression. :)
Good luck to both of you in your endeavor (and yes, I am going to buy a philosophy t-shirt too - just need to decide which one!)
Love to you, sister.
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2006
I have found your website very interesting to say the least. Your subject matter and content covers a wide variety of concepts and idea's.
I found myself drifting through your website, and especially loved the erotic art and photo's section. I know your probably a very busy person, but would love to correspond sometimes with you! I have a great interest in the area's of Religion, Philosophy, Zen, Erotic Art, and the lifestyle of S & M's soft side of bondage and discipline.
I am an artist and a self made philosopher, of which i'm not tied down by philosophical mind clutter of other's notions on the ways of the world and its perceptions of worldly conduct! Maybe we could expound on that someday? I would like to hear from such an enchanting, well educated and sincerely beautiful woman!
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006
Subject: You have an amazing website
Thank you for all the work that you have obviously put into your website. It is amazing! And, you and Geoff must be amazing people. I envy your passion and creativity. Keep up the great work. I and millions of others are taking notice of what you are building, and I will stay tuned and will look for opportunities to contribute. Thanks again.
PS: I cannot resist but to comment that you are very attractive, alluring, even mystical as presented on your website, in the video, and by your words. You are a rare treasure indeed, and I hope you find unending joy in life.
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006
Subject: I can give
I am a Buddhist Priest from Sri Lanka. I read your lessons on your web
page and was very happy. Although I am Priest i would like to explore reality
through philosophy. I am studying at Lankan University Special Degree under
the subject of Philosophy and Psychology. I can send to you my opinions
on Sex, the mind and nature if you are happy. I like to enjoy your way and
please respond to me as you feel free.
ven. R. Punnarathana
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006
Subject: Found your website
Hi I just stumbled on your website and thought is was fantastic. I was looking for good quotes and philosophy and found your site, it is brilliant. You must have put in a lot of hours into your work.
I couldn’t believe you were from Western Australia. I also live in Western Australia and think the South West is a great place to visit especially to sample all the great wine.
You looked stunning in your video and it definitely brightened up my morning.
Keep up the good work guys!!
Sent: Wednesday, July 05
Subject: Thank you thank you thank you both
I just found your website whilst searching for inspirational quotes, etc.
I am so amazed by your site and feel so blessed to have found it. It will
probably take me a long time to roam through all the information and I relish
You two are evidence of what great energy there is in this universe. I truly believe you are making this universe a much nicer place to hang out! I am honored to be connected to you both. I will try to pass on the blessings every day.
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2006
Subject: Similar Thoughts?
Was just browsing for some images for my new website and spotted yours. Excellent site - will be spending some time viewing it later. I've just begun a website with a similar intention - I'm a philosophy graduate myself. I'm pretty sure that your site is exactly what I was describing in mine - one of the disciplines in which a spiritual / unified / holistic consciousness is beginning to take shape. Would appreciate it if you had a moment to take a look at mine - will link to yours... and it would be awesome to write a short synopsis of the WSM and then link to yours. My site is intended to draw together all aspects of holistic philosophy and science.
You are rare. A logical sensible student of philosophy!
As Popper wrote;
In my opinion, the greatest scandal of philosophy is that, while all around us the world of nature perishes - and not the world of nature alone - philosophers continue to talk, sometimes cleverly and sometimes not, about the question of whether this world exists. They get involved in scholasticism, in linguistic puzzles such as, for example, whether or not there are differences between 'being' and 'existing'. ... Denying realism amounts to megalomania (the most widespread occupational disease of the professional philosopher).
I read most of your main website pages. They are simple and sensible, to
the point. It was a pleasure and makes me realise more painfully how much
work I have to do to simplify and clean up this website.
Pascal puts it nicely; 'If I had more time it would be shorter'.
However, I have some solid knowledge of physics philosophy and metaphysics
on site that will be very useful for you. And I now have Google reasonably
well worked out, so this will be useful over time in how to build pages
that rank well - and as per my comments above, also make pages more human
There is much that I want to discuss with you, there is much to be done to improve the knowledge foundations of humanity as the only way of improving society itself. You understand this, very few people do. However, I am leaving for Canada in 3 days - so things are hectic here, and I won't get much time to discuss things with you for several months. But I hope that we can do some good work together over several years.
If we abide by rules of science (harmony between senses and reason), combined
with a correct understanding of metaphysics,
physics, then it
is clear that the most simple explanation (language / theory) of physical
reality must be founded on one
thing existing which causes and connects the many things we experience.
Given that we all commonly experience mind, matter and space (just think
of a crowd watching a game of football), and that these things must be connected,
we see that only space (as one thing existing) is common to all three. Both
mind and matter are many things (and this has been the problem for physics,
explaining how discrete particles are continuously connected in space-time,
thus they had to also add forces / fields).
However, from this foundation of Space, as Aristotle wrote on metaphysics we must then consider its Properties, and with knowledge of physics you can show that space exists with properties of a wave medium, matter is a wave structure of space (as the only logical sensible solution). Though I hope the proof will only be several pages, I think it will take several months to write. I find my mind is very feeble at remembering everything, so work must be slowly constructed, and I try to collect notes. But I am at the stage of beginning again to re-write everything. Tends to overwhelm me, but I glimpse the simplicity to it all now.
A thought for you, that occurred to me last night. To paraphrase Bertrand
'The whole problem for the world is that fools think opinion is truth, and the (postmodern) wise think truth is opinion.'
See our philosophy shop for the original (I was working on the Philosophy Shop, got me thinking!)
May I use your letter on our nice letters page - it is perfect, and you
will get a good link back to your site.
That's it for now. It is a pleasure to meet you, I hope that we can do some good work together.
Of course you may use my letter as you wish - you can add the following to it as well too.
"It is a relief and an inspiration to find others engaged in the greatest task of knowledge facing us as a species. It takes insight to realise the depth of the philosophical problem facing us as a species, and immense bravery and intellectual commitment to begin doing something about it."
Good to hear from you - I have an advantage over you to a degree in that
i have worked as a text journalist for the last few years. The aim with
my site is to be as accessible as possible - after I write a page, I tend
to go back over it and strip out the philosophical terms and simplify the
language if I can. I want to keep a balance between intellectual rigour
and accessibility... Totally agree with the Popper quote - though hadn't
seen it before - I think that Wittgenstein gives the route out from most
of those language games... my favourite 20th century philosopher (though
I don't think he got on too well with Popper?)
Again, great to hear from you - I think I might start a letters page too now with this one ;-)
All the best,
Subject: Joseph Campbell Foundation / Unity & Mythology
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006
I love the work you are engaged in. Your site is probably the most important site on the internet. The unifying factor that you have picked up on is just what the world needs right now. I had plugged your site into the Joseph Campbell FOUNDATION web site, under the CONVERSATIONS OF A HIGHER ORDER section. You may have received some email from people there by now.
I noticed that you make no mention of Joseph Campbell on your web site, have you ever studied his work? If not please visit the site and watch a few dvd's or read a few of his books. He too found unifying themes that amount to the realization that everything is one, in regards to human mythology and religion. I'll tell you, I was amazed when I got into your work and realized how it interconnects with the work of Joseph Campbell.
My screen name on the jcf site is TAT TVAM ASI (THOU ART THAT), from sanskrit as you may well know. I have been trying to impress on people the reality that we actually are IT. According to the wave structure of matter we are it, we are wave structures as matter and we are the medium of infinite space. I invite you to look into the conversational forum under PERSONAL MYTHOLOGY/ THE CONVERSATION WITH A THOUSAND FACES. I have been expressing a lot of your ideas there and would enjoy having you join in on some of these topics.
You are very kind. Thank you.
The name Joseph Campbell did not register at first, but I read a bit about him at site and saw the book 'The Inner Reaches of Outer Space' which I had read about 6 years ago - only because my father had died and I got to keep all his books (10 boxes) and it was amongst them and seemed interesting.
I had stumbled onto the idea of the wave structure of matter several years before this (I was curious about gravity, and how an electron emits and absorbs light), so I was more interested in books that understood the dynamic unity of reality. But I must admit that I am not a mystical spiritual person at all - my father was a science teacher, he got into eastern philosophy later in life, but we never really discussed it, which I now regret. Back then I believed in particles and the big bang!!
Like you, I was amazed that after realising this unity and subtle interconnection
of all things, I then read numerous books that I thought were so close to
this truth, and it now just seems strange to me that the most simple science
theory, which is just so obvious, has eluded our thinking for so long.
The truth is that this interconnection and activity of matter has been known for many thousands of years, and all our great religious myths have grown from it (the word of God, Brahman, Akasa Prana, Tao, ... waves in space!)
I guess my point is that I have come to this from science, that both logic and senses require necessary interconnection between things, that in turn requires a dynamic unity to reality. Thus it now also seems strange to me why scientists pursue the idea of particles, given all the problems they entail, and at the same time mock metaphysics and these ancient mystical intuitions. Most scientists are very specialised and thus very ignorant it seems.
This knowledge is profound, it explains the illusion of our senses, explains
how we are both individuals and yet connected to the one infinite space
/ reality as well. This is the knowledge that humanity is seeking - it is
the knowledge that has the power to save humanity from its current path
of self destruction. But we need a small smart group of people jointly working
on this to get it known. I hope that you will help with this process - you
certainly seem to realise its importance, which is sadly rare. I must go,
thanks for a great letter.
PS - May I use your letter on our nice letters page. It is perfect and I can add a strong link to Campbell website which is good / deserves it. His book was very good, I have quite a lot marked out to quote (just need several assistants to help type everything out and build it into webpages, but we will get there!).
I would be glad to have the letter along with a link to the Joseph Campbell Foundation web site posted on WSM. The inner reaches of outer space was a terrific work. He really unveils that religious mythology is written in the language of metaphor. The ancients were teaching that man and cosmos are one. Man is the cosmos, not just the creation of it. I was really getting into this kind of thought process a couple of years ago, and studying atomic structure, and on into superstring and m-theories via Brian Greene's THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE.
So the realization I was having at the time was that we are this sub-atomic realm, as well as the atomic realm as it is within us. This led into the question of whether its even possible to have a last divisible property of matter. My intuition led me to believe that the strings are a structure, therefore they must in turn contain a SUB-STRUCTURE, and therefore must be an INFINITE sub-structure to everything.
Campbell often said that ETERNITY IS NOW, and that is the thought in the BIG FERRY BOAT BUDDISM. We are all there, in other words. I began to see the subatomic as eternal, then also the macro-cosm as eternal, because what's outside of this expanding universe, what have we been expanding within the containment of? The answer according to modern theory has come up as the MULTIVERSE. So even then there must be a larger containment and so on infinitely. When I got into your wave structure of matter, I realized how important this new cosmology is. It shows how time is an illusion, how eternity is now, how man and cosmos are one and all interconnected right off into eternity itself. This is a new cosmology and I wonder weather it will be the straw that breaks standard theories back. I read your section on quantum physics, but I didn't see you take a stab at string theory, I assume that the WSM renders it meaningless. I was wondering how the two interact?
Geoff - String theory is a mathematical theory. It partly works
because of its wave foundations - but it is naive logical positivism, there
are no strings in reality, just as there are no 'particles' in reality!
And the days of the Standard Model of particle physics are clearly numbered
- it just doesn't work.
Subject: Hello from America!
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006
I came across your site a few days ago and fell in love with its content. So much to read, think about, read again and think about it more ... so I had to put it on my "favorites" list and I will be back and forth often.
Geoff - Great email - thanks! And what a nice attitude. The site is a bit rough and variable quality, but the information is there, just needs a bit of effort!
I appreciate your work and effort into building this web of information on such subjects. I am new to metaphysics, quantum theory, particle physics, etc... but it all resonates, and I think it is very much a part of the current age we are in, the current step in our evolutionary-consciousness ladder towards...well, who knows what's next?:)
Geoff - We live in hope, certainly the world needs better knowledge foundations. And we are finally realising with science what ancient mystics always knew, that solid separate objects are an illusion, reality is a dynamic unity. I think this will be good for humanity, our sense of connection to the world around us, the preservation of nature, etc.
Anyways, I just wanted to make two suggestions:
1. Permaculture? I read a few comments you had written about farming, and the human relationship to the land. permaculture, as you might know- I think Bill Mollison was from Tasmania- refers to an ethic, a new and necessary reorientation to the land. this might be nice to have on your site.
Geoff - Yes I have read Bill Mollison on Permaculture. Actually have several good books on the subject and Karene and I are just building a large orchid and veggie garden on its principles. So the next few years will be fun to see how we go. But it is all just being sensible with how we use / work with nature (compared with the stupid brutality of mass produced agriculture).
2. Also, have you heard of Victor Schauberger? amazing Austrian forester / naturalist / genius / intuitive. Kind of along the lines of Steiner, Goethe...but specializing in water. People called him the "water wizard" for his extensive knowledge on water structure and health, and the importance of water. anyways, his work is also very interesting. Has a lot to say about movement in nature as well- inspired Theodor Schwenks "flowing movement in air and water".
Geoff - I have a read a bit about him on internet. I certainly agree that water is very complex (homeopathy) and subtly interconnected to us (we are mainly water). So yes, we will no doubt put up a page on him too. Our problem is that there is too much work for us to do - so if you want to help build some of these pages, well that would be bloody fantastic, and they will get read by a lot of people.
I guess these two things came to mind after viewing your site. I guess
for me, these two areas have been really inspiring for me to begin a new
understanding of life and nature, and maybe they might help others too...i
don't know. Anyway, I LOVE your site, you two seem like you have great lives,
and much to offer humanity!! viva la internet! well, until the power goes
out... okay, best of wishes, I will be stopping by the site often. take
Geoff - Thanks for writing - we think you are pretty cool to be thinking about such things! Take care in a crazy world.
No problem, I am really happy to hear that you appreciate my letter and would like to post it on your site. I agree, that this which you are focused on - the groundbreaking theories of quantum mechanics and desire to harmonize with our earth will be one of the most profound realisations in modern times, en masse, as we realize the damage we have done to our earth, the complexity, interconnectedness and delicate nature of gaia, and the profound observations of science! Truly a marriage of ancient wisdom and modern knowledge! exciting times indeed! I hope that your trip goes well, that your family is happy safe and in good health. Crazy times for sure.
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Subject: The Light!
Dear Geoff and Karene
I am awarding your website our Gold Award of Excellence. It should help to bring your rankings up with Google as we have number one and many top ten word rankings. It has come about some may say 'by chance'. Maybe it is because my articles are published on so many websites. Whatever people may think, the intelligent energy within and beyond the cosmos has its own way of leveling the playing field on earth.
If I can be of any help in promoting your site please let me know. Your dedication to humanity deserves world recognition and on behalf of humanity I thank you from my heart and soul. May you and Karene go from strength to strength in divine bliss.
In Love & Joy
Michael Levy. Professional Optimist
'Once picked, the fruit of the tree will never grow on another tree, however, the seeds can propagate an orchid.' (Michael Levy)
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006
Subject: The Light!
Dear Karene and Geoff,
I would simply like to thank you for creating such an interesting web site, packed full of mind boggling, thought provoking, breathtaking facts and images.
I am but a simple soul with a neglected mind, often daydreaming when I know that I should be thinking.
The bolt of light that shot through my mind after only minutes on your site, gave me the hope that I'd finally found some glorious food for thought.
Straight to favourites, to be re-opened when I can read in blissful peace.
I look forward to reading so much more and experiencing that cleansing effect.
I feel presently like I am lost, but hope is in sight.
I must stop waffling on.
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Subject: Thank you
An intelligent web site about thought, humanity, truth & beauty....
Joe (A conscious observer)
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006
Subject: Great Site, Great People
Dear Geoff and Karene,
I just felt compelled to let you know how happy I am to find your site-- Its rare to find such great minds, and for those with such to present their ideas and research so clearly and concisely.
I'm just a 29 year-old Computer Science BS applicant (I'll have my degree in August), but I've always been obsessed with the true nature of 'reality' from an early age. I've had experiences, and gained knowledge which has made me question our 'Western thinking', and its obvious that there is far more to this existence than anyone previously thought; besides those such as yourselves whom have put down the questions and made the connections to something beyond what most know.
Even in my field, there are certain 'unsolvable' problems with digital computers; granted, analog computing complements the digital and provides the answers to the digital unknown, but it also creates its own set of irregularities and mysteries. This just points to the fact that there is more to this universe than at least I know, and many PhD CS specialist as well.
In any case, I don't want to waste your time-- If I wasn't in such a financial bind at the moment I would be throwing cash at you :) I just wanted to say thanks for putting up the site, and for enlightening me on your ideas, connections, and beliefs. I've been forwarding the link to this site to everyone I know! What you are doing is definitely something I would absolutely love to be a part of! Thanks again for your work and effort on educating the masses who live in the illusion of this universe!
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 1:35 AM
Subject: Hi from Colombia
Hi Karene, I'm a student of Biology in Bogotá Colombia (but I'm from Cali-Colombia). I'm doing these research in evolution of sex and just found your webpage... it's great. I'm reading authors like Darwin, Wilson, Hamilton, Maynard Smith, Helena Cronin and S.J. Gould. I don't know why, but I felt a deep connection with you, I love the ocean too, philosophy and yoga... but overall... the wonderful magic of nature. I live in a great natural country with a lot of conflicts caused by money, but we have great rivers, mountains, deserts, snow, AMAZONAS, and Chocó biogeógráfico... the place where I come from, (great energy) the rainiest place in the world... the great jungle, a small stripe of beach and the magnificence blue-green Pacific Ocean. Well Karene, I hope some day you and Geoff can come to my country I would be glad to show it for you. Or maybe some day I can go to Australia... and you can show me the beautiful nature of your place. Well, we are very happy because my girlfriend have just finished his studies in Medicine and she's traveling to Putumayo (great natural place) to make her social service...
Well Karene, good luck, great page and say hi to Geoff...
Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006
First off, let me tell you what a wonderful site you have. It is definitely packed pull of information and outstanding quotations; the kind you carry with you throughout your life. This website is definitely an excellent resource for the thinker and certainly a labor of love to humanity. In a world replete with skepticism, it is encouraging to see someone with a passion for wisdom and understanding. Your enthusiasm is apparent and I look forward to becoming more familiar with the contents of your site.
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006
Subject: Wave structure of matter
First I'd like to congratulate you on your wonderful website (http://www.spaceandmotion.com). I think you are doing a fabulous job dealing with a very difficult subject. I would be very interested in knowing what set you on this journey because you certainly seem to be inspired by more than simple curiosity.
My name is Ted St. John and I am writing to see if you are still actively working on this project. I understand and support the wave structure of matter and hope someday to integrate the concept into basic college physics curriculum. I agree that it is extremely important to mankind that we correctly understand the truth, since truth is all that exists, and correctly interpreting truth is the first step to making any decisions about life, science, ethics, etc. I also agree that many decisions have been made by Man based on a separatist view of reality and that has resulted in very distorted principles and priorities in our society.
My current profession is in Radiation Physics. My interest in this subject began in 1992 when I had a tremendous experience (a moment of pure consciousness). The experience gave me an intuitive understanding of the wave structure of matter and Unity of reality. It inspired me to quit my job and attend graduate school for an MS in Physics. I eventually received a Ph. D. in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering. The more I learned about the accepted interpretation of quantum mechanics (Copenhagen interpretation) and relativity, the more convinced I became that a wave structure explanation of matter was correct, but didn't have the wherewithal or skill to prove it. I couldn't get any help from my professors because they were very resistant to the idea. The quandary seemed to be, the better you are at understanding and manipulating the accepted equations, the less willing you are to consider the fundamental concepts upon which your theories are based. Then I discovered Milo Wolff's WSM and your website.
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005
Subject: Impressive Site
Hi, I just wanted to say that I am extremely impressed with you and your partner Geoff's dedication to the pursuit of truth and understanding. I read over your site often and while most of the metaphysics information is out of my mind's reach, I am interested in the idea's surrounding reality and how we conceptualize our existence.
I do webpages for my business and for the institution I work for and you guys are on the right track. It really is a very comprehensive site with a wealth of information. It is so easy to get lost (in a good way) in your pages, especially the Eastern philosophy sections. I look forward to studying more and shopping for gifts from your Philosophy Shop. You have many great items and there is a growing niche out there for philosophy and spiritually thinking individuals. The items represent the love of ideas, reality, and in a sense manifests who we are that wear or use them. You and Geoff's energy has obviously lived through much experience and it is wonderful to see some of the fruits of your labors. You are both contributing such beautiful energy to our world. Thank you for sharing your passion with all of us.
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005
Subject: delightful discovery
Dear Geoff Haselhurst,
i write in order to express the extent of my excitement in encountering your classy website, one in which an individual can find some sort of pleasurable retreat from the torments of her own mind. In that i find your site to be a peaceful representation to a truth of human existence i recently stumbled upon, quite accidentally.
As of late i have become explicitly interested in expressing the not so socially desirable attributes of my gender (woman that is). i find your site to be tastefully fulfilling, as i feel as though i have found a place where one can satisfy the biological need for erotic pleasure while at the same time satisfy the insatiable appetite of the mind.
The vintage photos of the woman are gorgeous. i can't imagine how our present generation finds the bare naked over expression of nudity more appealing then the exquisite representation of beauty barely revealed, leaving the rest to imagination.
I am your atypical college student. I am a contently married woman with two children enrolled at her local university. It is here, in a moment of inner soul searching for the truth, that i discovered who i am and who i have always been but i was hiding so to speak.
i don't suppose i am making much sense, as you see i am an intended English major whom is minoring in Spanish and Educational Leadership. i recently discovered that i have a fetish for words and the power they convey. It is within this positive obsession that an overwhelming desire to write everything down came over me. Almost as if i would be the one to rewrite history in a small sense. Thus i decided i wanted to be a writer as well as achieve the highest level of understanding mankind can attain. i decided i wanted to get a doctorate in English, thus achieving a level of social status where my ideas and values would be taken seriously. i knew that in order to reach this point i needed to go to the source. So i began reading Einstein, yet i knew i did not want to settle for anything less than the words of the master himself. i guess i somehow tapped into his understanding through his choice of words and their strategic arrangement in order to convey an idea.
My intent is to hopefully contribute a small portion of my new found understandings to education and hopefully affect change and reform. i believe that change is good and should be embraced, as it is through change that we develop and better ourselves.
i tell you these things not to raise myself above any other, nor with the belief that i posses any talent greater than any other human being, but only to allow you to gain an understanding of the person who is writing you these words now. i desire the reader to be able to see me as a person and therefore can make a clear and concise evaluation of my knowledge and understanding of life.
i would like you to know, as well as Karene, that i find your website to be somewhat of a life saver in my time of need. In that it is good to know that i have been able to find two biologically living people who i can identify with. i would venture to believe that you both will be able to understand me completely and that the beauty of life is revealed in its irony.
Thank you for your continued efforts in surfing and studying the web in order to proliferate a more rational and valuable contribution to adult understanding and free thought. It is a privilege to spend time enjoying your site. i look forward to reading the list of bibliographical works that have had a profound influence upon your thoughts.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Dear Karene and Geoff,
Congratulations for your magnificent site and thanks to Milo Wolff for his wonderful ideas.
(Prof. Dr. Walter A. Koch - Professor Emeritus of Semiotics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005
I went to your page on evolution and ecology and it's really impressive. It's like you summarised many of my 'friends' from various meetings on the net and in books. Arne Naess, Joanna Macy, Fritjof Capra, and I remember coming across Wes Nisker too. Gee, wouldn't it be great if the world latched on to these thinkers and opted for the 'big turnaround'?
All the best,
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005
Dear Karene & Geoff,
I have come to your web site during a search on extinct species of the past 40 years!
It is renewing to see that people like yourselves are working diligently to use the tools of our current technology to promote and bring to light what many before us have discovered, felt and reflected upon out of sheer necessity and use of our most human gift– the spirit of life itself. Sadly, and in contrast the recognition of this gift remains still, to this day, as mere human potential for many of us, but we are making progress, each in our own way, one by one.
Your work and effort to build this wonderful website has reached across the great sea of humanity to my little screen here in Munich, Germany, and for that I simply wish to thank you.
Although we are not yet fully human as our human species demands of us, we are moving together in the same stream of life, which demand that we embrace the entire range of our current level of human developed, in our believes, our thoughts and in our actions. The good news, I believe, is that our fear of our very own extinction will save us as we learn to feel this fear inside us and not as something to be afraid of.
I sense our fundamental connection which defies words and scientific description but it exists nevertheless. I am glad just knowing that we are sharing our life together, at this time, here on Earth.
Walk in Beauty,
G and K,
Wow, who would have thought it: In my continual search, study and readings concerning the nature of the Universe, Reality (which I have always INSISTED is REAL) and Consciousness - a struggle which is intermittently effective given both my feeble memory, as well as the harsh vagaries of my work load. While specifically re-informing myself on Schrodinger's Wave Equation (via Bohm, Gribbin, and other math websites), I happened upon your "web" of intriguing physics! Waves, space, philosophy and pictures of its past icons, and further, images of a beautiful woman - Karene - and links to your store featuring physics and erotica, leads me to say this is wonderfully bizarre! Good on you mates!
While I decided to write before finishing Geoff's article; finishing a complete perusal of the site; and not completing my viewing of M. Wolf's clips, I promise to do so after writing this email. I just had to establish contact with you to thank you for providing me with a new door to exciting new paths. I have been exploring in my very technically limited means, string theory, but it seems to have led to math WAY ABOVE me and to a certain interesting "deadend" until further developments. In addition, I have been intrigued with R. Sheldrake and his resonance approach (with, however, certain fears of its "intelligent design" potential), but again I had not seen any casts to further developments. Maybe the avenue you are providing will help provide a vista for better travels. I am hopeful rewards, and I will get back to you.
Just thought I would drop you an e-mail to let you know how much I enjoyed your website and online gift shop. It is a pleasure to find
someone with as broad minded a philosophy as yours (and Geoff's). I actually found your website via a link to Nikola Tesla on another website discussing his work in relation to tapping into the energy fields around us. I too am interested in various energetic and metaphysical aspects of reality, especially as it applies to human beings and their vast potential. I am a physician (board certified internist in private practice) by training, an author by avocation, and a part time artist. I have several books out which you may find of particular interest as they involve viewing human beings as vibrational energy systems. My first book is 'Vibrational Medicine" and the second is "A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine," both of which are widely available through amazon.com (which I suspect must have an Australian division).
There was too much on your website for me to digest in one sitting. I'm sure I will be re-visiting it many times.
Keep up the good work.
With warmest regards,
Richard Gerber, M.D.
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 5:41 PM
Subject: Hi there!
The instant I came across your page I knew I had to read it full. The words that took me to your page are "metaphysics, quantum, reality…"
Since 3 years it has been my obsession to read everything that has these
words. The obsession of relating reality to metaphysics to modern physics
to religion to evolution to ancient Indian philosophy is taking me for a
ride into abyss.
I am a protestant Christian by birth but I have lost my religion now by choice (I cant buy it anymore). There was a time when I dismissed the Indian philosophy of illusion and Maya. But it astonishes me now. I am taking a back entry once again after all. Thanks to quantum theory.
Though I cant conclude anything right now about reality and its interpretations through physics or metaphysics, its good to see your stand about being one with nature. I definitely see your point and identify myself in that approach. My heart longs for peace in this place we call world.
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 1:12 PM
Subject: Thank you for introducing me to Milo Wolff!
Dear Geoff and Karene
While reading David Deutsch's "Fabric of Reality" one day, I started thinking to myself, "Why do physicists believe there are really particles anyway?". Frustratingly, Deutsch doesn't even address the waves vs. particles debate in his book, but only whether the "shadow particles" causing the interference patterns in the two-slit experiment are real or not.
The experience of oneness described by mystics and philosophers, from every corner of the globe and throughout recorded time, has me convinced that there must be an underlying unity to reality. A wave model of the physical world is certainly be more compatible with that mystical experience then a particle model.
So, again, why this insistence on particles? I did a quick internet search, and came across the Photoelectric Experiment, which demonstrates how energy is transferred in discrete amounts. Okay, I saw why it appeared that light was made of particles in the experiment, but I still thought to myself, "couldn't the crests of waves look like particles, or something?".
I looked at little further. One website suggested a particle model in which the particles traveled in spirals, hence giving them wave properties. Interesting. This website said this model was superior because "all attempts at a wave only model had failed". "Is that true?", I thought, "Someone MUST have come up with a wave only model that is at least a contender!". This was all very unsatisfying. I then, finally, stumbled upon SpaceAndMotion.com.
I must admit I was shocked. Here was a physicist, Milo Wolff, who had proposed a very sensible grand unification theory (the holy grail of physics) almost 20 years ago and he and his ideas were virtually unknown! I was excited to find such a sensible model (especially after reading Deutsch!), but at the same time I was puzzled why the word wasn't out. I spent the next week in my free time going to libraries and book stores to learn more. I went to the biggest book stores here in Toronto and I couldn't find a single science or physics book mentioning Wolff or standing wave theories. Not one public library in town had a copy of his book. Was this because Wolff's theory was seen as ridiculous by his peers, so ridiculous that he was completely ignored? I wanted to understand his theory further so that I could make my own judgments as to its validity. This lead me recently to the University of Toronto's Physics Library (which, by the way, did have 2 copies of Wolff's book) where I found one of his papers in the journal"Physics Essays". In my judgment so far I would say it is one of the most elegant and sane theories I've come across in my reading on the subject of Quantum Physics.
Being a laymen, I still don't understand its details entirely. I am a Graphic Artist by profession, who is curious about the world and has an interest in science and philosophy, but not an expert in science and mathematics. I am already persuaded, though, that this is a huge discovery, and am hungry to understand it further. As an artist who understands things visually I really would love to create my own 3 dimensional pictures and animations of Wolff's model. There are many questions I would like to ask you and Milo about the theory so that I could visualize the Space Resonance theory more clearly.
If I could create an accurate, clear, and beautiful 3-d animation successfully (one that was not the abstract sine wave diagrams, but actual radiating spheres creating interference patterns), wouldn't that be an excellent communication tool that could potentially expose many more people to the Space Resonance Theory? In fact, beyond illustrating Space Resonance, what this theory really needs is a decent documentary. The more I think about the idea the better it sounds to me. Creating and developing such a film would be a project I could really see myself being passionate about. What do you think of the idea? Would you be open to a collaboration of some sort?
I see from your excellent website that it's been designed to attract a lot of hits on the internet, and that you are having some success getting the word out in that manner (you caught MY attention!). Expanding to other forms of media like television would obviously help your cause. My personal view is that television is the most powerful and persuasive means of communication there is, and if used well it has incredible potential to effect social change. Good ideas don't necessarily spread themselves just by virtue of being good, so it takes people like you and me to have the desire to persuade others, and to use the media effectively in order to make the public aware. Like you, I think the Space Resonance theory is a great advance, and I would like to join you, using the talents that I have, in bringing this important theory into public discourse. A cutting edge TV documentary would be a great way to do it. A first step would be to create a clear, short presentation of the Space Resonance theory and then use that to pitch the idea to potential sources of funding -- perhaps BBC, PBS, or the Discovery channel. I admit I really have no experience producing a full documentary, but I have been working in television for 5 years as a Graphic Artist (mostly in commercials) and have been looking for ways to do more artistic and socially conscious work.
I've had many ideas running in my head about what form a documentary like this would take. It might just focus on the Physics angle, and how the SR theory solves so many problems and paradoxes in the field. It might talk about Kuhnian revolutions and perhaps why Wolff's ideas have not spread (although it appears that over the past decade others have formed very similar theories independently, including you, Geoff, and others linked to your site such as Gabriel LaFreniere, Caroline Thompson, and Ed Hatch). Or it might get into the philosophical implications of the theory as you have done in your website (although I do have some reservations about your approach because I do have many philosophical disagreements with you, Mr. Haselhurst! I'd be interested in a debate! Regardless, I think it is impossible to have a philosophically neutral scientist (some are under the illusion they are neutral!), so it might be important to include the relationship of philosophy and physics, and how they inform and need each other). But above all I think it should have a style that appeals to youth. As Max Planck knew, a new scientific truth will triumph with the new generation that is familiar with it, not by convincing the current establishment.
I hope to hear from you,
'The Gift of Truth Excels all Other Gifts.' (Buddha)
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