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From: NEN, Vol. 4, No. 11, March 1997, p. 15.
New Energy News (NEN) copyright 1997 by Fusion Information Center, Inc.
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Richard A. Ford, Space Energy Receivers. Power from the Wheelwork of Nature, published by Simplified Tech. Service, P.O. Box 2140A, Cham- paign, IL 61825. 8 1/2 x 11, 40 pages, illus. $8.50 postpaid.

This booklet is an interesting historical summary of inventions that would have changed the world except ... They didn't work, they weren't practical, or they were prevented from being developed by some real or imaginary entity. The contents cover inventions by Tesla, Moray, Yglesias, Roy J. Meyers, Perriog, Ammann, Anonymous, Hans Coler, and the electric car supposedly made by Tesla.

In the introduction (page 3) the author/compiler cites work on measuring the speed of light. Here is a quote: "Michelson continued to believe in the existence of the ether, never accepting Einstein's interpretation, and he continued to devise new experiments to test the speed of light..." We suggest that the author include a reference to the following paper by Michelson: A.A. Michelson and Henry G. Gale, "The Effect of the Earth's Rotation on the Velocity of Light," Nature, 115, pg 566, (1925). Also: A.A. Michelson, "The Effect of the Earth's Rotation on the Velocity of Light, Part I," The Astrophysical Journal, 61, pp 137-139, (1925), and A.A. Michelson and Henry G. Gale, "The Effect of the Earth's Rotation on the Velocity of Light, Part II," The Astrophysical Journal, vol 61, pp 140-145 (1925). Somehow, these papers are seldom quoted by modern writers and yet they show that the false interpretation of the original Michelson-Morley experiment was a fiasco.

These reports of marvelous inventions are of considerable historic interest. However, after many decades of efforts, why haven't any inventors been able to duplicate such inventions? Don't tell me that it is because someone doesn't want these inventions duplicated. Americans include talented and stubborn people who are not going to let any real or imagined entity suppress their efforts. Readers: Here is a challenge. Show me something that works - besides carburetors. Any good mechanic can lean out a carburetor and get up to 100 miles per gallon but it won't work winter to summer, up mountain and down to seashore like the good American dependable cars have done for decades.

Here is a hypothesis about suppression of inventions: For every true suppression of an invention, there are nine other inventors who trashed their own labs or claimed suppression because they failed to do what they were so sure they could accomplish!

Moray's invention wasn't suppressed. Some greedy guys tried to steal it and Moray wouldn't let them. That was part of Moray's paranoia. Tesla had a great idea of feeding power into the atmosphere and picking it up anywhere. It wasn't practical. I don't believe that his broadcast power could co-exist with today's radio and TV broadcasts. Sure, there have been some inventions suppressed; some ideas have died with their inventors; probably many other ideas died of natural causes. These historic inventors, some of whom were of genius category, are no better than we have today. Our scientific knowledge has increased from six to twelve times since some of these inventors lived. We have the science now to solve the world's energy problems. We have better math, we have high-speed, low-cost computers. All we need is more engineers and scientist who are not fooled by seventy years of mistaken interpretation of the Michelson-Morley experiment. There is an energetic aether. Let's tap it! Maybe this book will give you some ideas.

[Hal Fox, Ed.]

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