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Podkletnov, Zero Point, Greenglow, and Nick Cook

By joegee in Technology
Sun Sep 09, 2001 at 09:14:54 AM EST
Tags: News (all tags)

MSNBC is reporting that Nick Cook, a journalist from Jane's Defense Weekly, has published a new book entitled "The Hunt for Zero Point" which documents latter twentieth century research into electronic antigravity.

Cook details the serious efforts of organizations like the United States military, NASA, and Britain's BAE Systems' Project Greenglow to develop "electrogravitics". Only recently NASA commissioned a replica of Eugene Podkletnov's antigravity apparatus from Battelle Laboratories' Superconductive Components.

Risking the ridicule of his peers, in his book Cook concludes that the United States military has a working antigravity device that may trace its origins back to high energy experiments by Nazi research facilities.


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Nick Cook's ideas are:
o Insane, antigravity is a fairy tale that violates everything we know about the universe. 6%
o Well intentioned, but he is probably nowhere near the truth in regards to the US military. 28%
o Quite possibly true. We don't know everything, and everyone knows the military is hiding Something. 40%
o Bang on. The man knows defense, he knows how to do research, and he wouldn't risk his reputation on a lie. 2%
o Far out. I want some of what he must be smoking. 24%

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Related Links
o Jane's Defense Weekly
o published a new book entitled "The Hunt for Zero Point"
o BAE Systems
o Project Greenglow
o Eugene Podkletnov's antigravity apparatus
o Battelle Laboratories
o Supercondu ctive Components
o Also by joegee

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Podkletnov, Zero Point, Greenglow, and Nick Cook | 4 comments (4 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Not too persuasive... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by maveness on Sat Sep 08, 2001 at 02:08:57 PM EST

When the book's author himself says, "I feel intuitively that some vehicle has been developed..." (my emphasis) you know the conclusion is far from rock solid.

While breaking the surly bonds of earth is a continuing human fantasy, without SOME theoretical science explaining even vaguely how this might be possible, I'll believe it when I see it. (And maybe not even then! I've seen UFOs myself, and am still far from convinced that they were alien spacecraft or even US military experiments. Not enough data to form a hypothesis.)

Latest fortune cookie: "The current year will bring you much happiness." As if.

He's taking a really dangerous position ... (5.00 / 1) (#2)
by joegee on Sat Sep 08, 2001 at 02:51:05 PM EST

Intuition is not usually a solid platform upon which to risk a career.

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Pedantry, sorry... (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by gordonjcp on Mon Sep 10, 2001 at 02:44:25 AM EST

That would be "slip the surly bonds of earth"...

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll bore you rigid with fishing stories for the rest of your life.

Fringe Science MLP (5.00 / 1) (#4)
by DGolden on Mon Sep 10, 2001 at 04:37:41 AM EST

See amasci for a varied selection of wierdness (helpfully filed under the "wierd stuff" section of the site).

Amasci actually has lots of cool build-it-yourself projects, the vast majority of which actually work (not so sure about the ones in the "wierd stuff" section, of course :-) and makes for interesting reading.

Also, if you really want some wierdness, try Tom Bearden's website at www.cheniere.org, and also read through the papers here While there are lots of offtopic rants about "hostile nations", e.m. healing, and such (which make for interesting, if not necessarily believable, reading), many of the criticisms of e.m. theory as used by electrical engineers are pertinent and valid.

And, of course, always be sure to trawl the arXiv for cool stuff.
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