A PATHOLOGICAL, UNOFFICIAL PROPONENT OF INTERSTELLAR HYPERSPATIAL TRAVEL REPLIES TO NASA BPP.
The beginning of this reply is text taken from the NASA BPP website which expresses their concerns with people like me. My reply follows.
Exploring the edge of knowledge for profound discoveries evokes special challenges. In addition to the normal challenges of scientific research, i.e. figuring out how nature truly works - the provocative character of grand challenges can encumber such research. First, by pursuing truly profound improvements in the human condition, the stakes are higher and accordingly emotions run higher. Second, by operating on the genuine edge of knowledge, instead of exploring routine refinements of established knowledge, one encounters controversial ideas. This combination of heightened emotions and controversy can taint the productive discourse of scientific study. A typical example is how both skeptics and optimists can sometimes jump to conflicting conclusions and, in their zeal, fail to communicate in the dispassionate and impartial style needed to rigorously identify, test, and resolve the real issues.
Ironically, most of the difficulty encountered by the BPP Project has come from unofficial proponents, rather than from skeptics. Virtually all the skeptics have been constructive. Most skeptics have clearly identified issues and unsolved physics that present challenges for discovering propulsion breakthroughs. By identifying such specifics, research objectives are defined and refined.
The bulk of difficulties have come from enthusiasts whose well-meaning actions have actually impeded progress. Because such problems are increasing, this section has been added to the public web site to explicitly address this challenge. It is hoped, by explaining this situation, that those interested in this Project will better understand the impact of their actions. Below, links are provided to short descriptions of the most common, recurring events that impede progress. Where appropriate, examples are given to help readers appreciate the difficulties. And finally, guidance is provided for more constructive actions.
--- Excerpts from the "Lunatic Fringe" and hopeless amateurs --- (idea submissions displaying delusions of grandeur or paranoia, 9% of emails to NASA BPP)
- STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION -
These samples are offered to illustrate one of the disappointing types of correspondences frequently received by the BPP Project. Although these offerings can seem entertaining at first, they become taxing after receiving dozens of them. Based on the advice of a psychologist, no answer is sent in response to such submissions. No correspondence could provide the type of help needed, and any response would only encourage more of this nonproductive behavior.
To make these excerpts less offensive, only humorous and unthreatening examples are shown. The names of the senders and any other traceable data has been removed from these excerpts.
Typical opening lines:
Recall the quote from Edison that: "Invention is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." Frequently individuals submit their "inspirations" with the desire that NASA complete the other 99% of the work (and anoint the submitters with accolades). A shorthand phrase for these individuals is "one-percenters".
QUOTES & ANECDOTES:
These are just some samples from dozens of similar submissions.
OK so NASA BPP has shared with us the 9% comical pathological submissions and stated that these people (myself included) have accounted for most of the difficulty they have had - at what exactly is not mentioned.
Here again is what they excerpted from my email:
"To tell you the truth Marc, I'm a pot smoking mushroom munching high school dropout and I'm qualified to do two things; wash dishes and invent shit. … I've got other inventions too - an electrochemical computer, ultrasonic foaming process, magnepulsion generator, solid state over-unity device, various concept vehicles, centrifugal antigravity drives, and butlloads of more practical inventions."
I'll be the first to admit that this is a very bad business letter and that my zeal is far from tempered. I can acknowledge how this is detrimental to the cause, both mine and theirs. What they did not excerpt is the actual IP for a device that would, in theory, reduce inertial mass of any matter within its field, effectively phase-shifting a craft and pilot into hyperspace. They did not acknowledge that despite the lack of professionalism my abstract was EXACTLY what they are looking for.
This is where my criticism begins.
Firstly the dichotomy between proponents and skeptics is relative. NASA BPP thinks of itself as a proponent when it is in fact a skeptic too. They dismiss an idea because of its source, they are not as open minded as they'd like to think. They lumped together my submission with the submissions of blatant psychos because I had mentioned drug use, perhaps they saw the nature of my other IP and considered it a Delusion of Grandeur.
NASA BPP is the first to admit that genuinely good ideas can appear to be insane. History has proven this to be true. Would it stand to reason then that an inventor can be a genuinely good inventor despite his Delusions of Grandeur? For example there was an inventor at the turn of the 20th century who actually thought he could build a transmitter that would send information and energy to any point on the earth, he also believed that he could extract energy from the air, talk to Martians and zap down enemy aircraft with particle beams - why he must be INSANE! That man, Nikola Tesla, is responsible for the AC that runs the modern world and he was pathological - he had a germ phobia, he had OCD, and an obsession with the number 3. Today in some circles he is a demigod, in others continually suppressed, erased from history...
NASA BPP wants Breakthrough ideas but is not willing to go where these ideas must come from - deviant minds.
The REAL dichotomy impeding this endeavor is not between proponents and skeptics but rather Academic Specialist Calculators and Self-Taught Interdisciplinarian Psychonauts.
ACADEMIC SPECIALIST CALCULATOR
NASA BPP undoubtedly surrounds itself exclusively with these types of people who are subject to their own brand of delusion - that being an excessive pride in having earned a piece of paper, in having a title, in having a position at the top of their field of expertise, and all this inhibits progress. There is a complementary fear for having risen so high, the fear of falling. A career can be destroyed if the peers and scientific climate are not predisposed to accepting an idea. These types of people have alot to lose by being creative so why would they be? As a specialist the ability to research varying fields and the necessary association of those varying fields is never an interest or skill they involve themselves with. Certainly there is value in being an expert in one thing but not when everyone else is too. The ability to manipulate theoretical constructs and the ability to impose them as an applied system to observed phenomena are two different things. When it comes to Zero Point Energy and HyperSpace bridging that mathematical gap is impossible; until a device produces novel phenomena such as inertial mass reduction and teleportation they will never know the accuracy of the math.
SELF-TAUGHT INTERDISCIPLINARIAN PSYCHONAUT
These, the "unofficial proponents" lacking any credentials or peer review are, in consensus reality, completely invalid merely because they didn't go to a special building and pay a special person to reiterate what was in an otherwise accessible textbook. They lack structure and perhaps formal communication skills that higher education can impart. They may have gone to a university library for free or received permission to "sit in on" a particular class for free (I did just this at Cornell). When the internet appeared they likely "Googled" anything they wanted to know for free. They invested nothing yet received everything but a paper, and eventual title. I myself have spent the past 12 years learning how to be an inventor, I have spent countless hours studying, researching and when my ideas are ripe soliciting the IP to countless venture capitalists, bankers, institutions and foundations who specialize in that particular field of expertise. Perhaps this type has metabolized certain molecules known to release the mind from local and linear thinking, which can actually reveal the structure of free space by confusing the observer and observed. This type may have also cross referenced several systems regardless of age and seen similarity. Mystical New Age writings, some channeled, may help explain the implications of Quantum Mechanics, Chaos and Information Theory. Oh I put in The 99% perspiration but when I attempt to submit papers for a particular invention/theory for peer review, when I can actually find the appropriate journal or website or professor I'm immediatly asked where I went to school and well I get as frustrated as a great Govt. program that gets its budget cut.
I see humility in the latter type of proponent, in the divulging of information however useless. And were these folks actually "paranoid" as NASA BPP claims they would not have received any submissions in the first place. We are as unsure of the validity of our ideas as the prior is with their equations. We the pathological need not be reduced to a funny page on a website we need to be respected as a means to an end, we need to be exploited for what WE ARE GOOD AT. I for one don't want or expect NASA BPP to do any of my work for me, I want to be intimately involved with those specialists so that I can learn from them and associate what they can't, I want to be in a lab doing R+D and prototyping new spacecraft.
It is my hope that by responding and speaking for the types I was lumped into I can make NASA BPP understand the impact of their INACTION and lack of perspective.
My secondary criticism of NASA BPP relates to The Disclosure Project and the phenomena of "compartmentalization".
Zero Point Energy and its manipulation was relegated to Black Budget Projects for years as the (dis)information suggests and is slowly but surely coming out of the closet. Its been mentioned in Janes Defense that Boeing is exploring this ZPE.
I have to wonder why NASA BPP just doesn't hire someone who has already done back engineering work for one of the Black Budget Projects? Certainly Dr. Greer must know one or two. Would that not solve everything?
Is it possible that one part of our Govt. has known the true GUT for years and another claims to be clueless? It is my assumption that the budget cut for the NASA BPP is related to someone decompartmentalizing the independant cells of research and recognizing redundancy in the respective covert and public endeavors.
The funny thing about all this is, with the amount of media attention NASA BPP and Disclosure has received they MAY AS WELL be clandestine operations!
Can their be a point any longer to (dis)information and black budget programs? The arbiters of consensus reality will let us know soon...