What Have We Done?

We had our Chance and Threw it Away!

In the 50 years or so building up to the Second World War, the world was teeming with bright scientists coming up with an amazingly diverse amount of discoveries and projects. In fact most major discoveries of our century originated from that time period, from Penicillin to DNA, from A-bombs to Rockets and even delving into controversial ideas and laying the ground work for such concepts as anti-gravity, zero point energy and electric space propulsion.

If ever there was a pivotal time in Human History, this was it. We had all the thinkers, the ideas and the models that could have directed society along the path leading to free energy and interstellar space travel. Societies abounded who tried to do this, including the Rosicrucians who created the USA through Ben Franklin, George Washington and others. The intent was to create a nation of free thinkers, were citizens were free from government oppression. We could have had it made.

But the human race chose war, they turned the new science into killing machines and worked to suppress any knowledge and concepts that would foster such ideas as "free energy" Scientists and innovative engineers died or disappeared, {the ones not working for the governments}, or they were ridiculed and ruined. Labs and projects destroyed, documents vanish... till all that is left of the ideas is carried by "crackpots and lunatics". We threw it all away.

The list below is just some of the really important discoveries beginning and ending, appropriately, with Nikola Tesla, a man who gave us the ignition coil for our cars and alternating current to power our lives. Only now are his ideas resurfacing. Perhaps we are approaching another pivotal point. Perhaps that is what is meant for the change due in 2012. Maybe we will have another shot. Let's hope we don't miss this one.


1852 Nikola Tesla is born
1880 Taylor, George Henry, Paralysis and other affections of the nerves: their cure by transmitted energy.
1891 The electromagnet, and electromagnetic mechanism, by Silvanus P. Thompson.
1892 Tesla, Nikola, Experiments with alternate currents of high potential and high frequency
1896 Thompson, Edward Pruden. Roentgen rays and phenomena of the anode and cathode. X-rays
1987 Light visible and invisible; a series of lectures delivered at the Royal Institution by Silvanus P. Thompson
1902 Rutherford and Soddy show radioactivity to be the result of atomic nuclei splitting to form other elements
1903 Pierre and Marie Curie win a Nobel Prize for work in radiation
1903 Tsiolkovsky drafted the design of his first rocket. It was to be powered by a combination of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen
1903 Wright Brothers make history: First Flight
1905 Einstein's papers on special relativity
1907 Thomas Hunt Morgan begins work on fruit flies, which later proves the role of chromosomes in heredity  1910 J.J. Thompson proves that isotopes exist
1913 Niels Bohr posits that electrons travel around the nucleus in fixed orbits
1914 This theory is confirmed by experiments carried out by James Frank and Gustav Hertz
1914 Robert Goddard received two U.S. patents, one for a rocket that used liquid fuel, the other for a two or three stage rocket using solid fuel.
1915 Einstein's general theory of relativity
1920  Rutherford predicted the existence of the neutron
1921 Albert Calmette & Camille Guérin use the tuberculosis vaccine on a human
1921 Thomas Townsend Brown discovered what was later called the Biefeld-Brown effect while experimenting with a Coolidge X-ray tube. 
1923 Hermann Oberth published Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen ("The Rocket into Planetary Space") a version of his doctoral thesis, after the University of Munich rejected it. 
1923 Brown collaborated with Paul Alfred Biefeld at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. He started a military career afterwards and was involved in a number of science programs.
1926 Erwin Schrödinger’s theory of wave mechanics – Bohr’s orbiting electron is replaced with a wave
1927 Werner Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
1928 Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin in mold
1929 Valetin Glushko was a leading engineer at the Leningrad GDL, where he helped build the earliest Russian liquid rocket engines.
1930 Wolfgang Pauli proposes the neutrino to explain the process of beta decay of the nucleus
1932 James Chadwick finds the existence of the neutron, as suggested by the Curies, leading to the possibility of nuclear fission
1933 Orgone energy a type of "primordial cosmic energy" discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) 
1935 Nylon invented
1937 -- Veryl Fuller and Ervin Bramhall publish a paper on research in which they determined the height of the aurora. This was the start of research that would lead to H.A.A.R.P.
1938 Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner split an atom of uranium
1939 World War Two begins
1941 Small scale production of penicillin begins
1943 Oswald Avery, Colin Macleod and Maclyn McCarthy propose that DNA is the inherited material for all living things
1944 Nikola Tesla dies
1945 Aug. 6 - First atomic bomb dropped, on Hiroshima, Japan.
1945 Aug. 9 - Second atomic bomb dropped, on Nagasaki, Japan.
1945 Aug. 10 -Robert Hutchings Goddard Died
1945 May 8 -V-E (Victory in Europe) Day.
1945 Sep. 2  -Japanese sign the surrender agreement;  V-J (Victory over Japan) Day. 

The following is a listing of thousands of scientific discoveries that have published papers for the 19th century
Its a great research tool for finding obscure papers

BAKKEN LIBRARY of Papers of 19th Century Scientists 1800-1900

This is Not the First Time This Has Happened
Alexandria's Famous Library

In A. D. 391, riots instigated by fanatical Christians damaged the collection heavily. During the years between disastrous events, the library collection had been gradually restored. In 641, the Caliph of Baghdad exhibited the same spirit of religious fanaticism in ordering Amrou to burn the books stored there. The loss of the library at Alexandria was a particularly grievous blow because the works of so many Roman scholars. literary geniuses, and historians were destroyedSource

The final individual to get blamed for the destruction is the Moslem Caliph Omar, the Caliph of Bagdad. In 640 AD the Moslems took the city of Alexandria. Upon learning of "a great library containing all the knowledge of the world" the conquering general supposedly asked Caliph Omar for instructions. The Caliph has been quoted as saying of the Library's holdings, "they will either contradict the Koran, in which case they are heresy, or they will agree with it, so they are superfluous." So, allegedly, all the texts were destroyed by using them as tinder for the bathhouses of the city. Even then it was said to have taken six months to burn all the documents. But these details, from the Caliph's quote to the incredulous six months it supposedly took to burn all the books, weren't written down until 300 years after the fact. These facts condemning Omar were written by Bishop Gregory Bar Hebræus, a Christian who spent a great deal of time writing about Moslem atrocities without much historical documentation. Source

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