Month: May 2012

Antigravity by Modification of Local Gravity Fields

Yevgeny Podkletnov is a Russian engineer, formerly affiliated with the Materials Science Department at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, who is best known for his controversial work on a so-called “gravity shielding” device. Born in Russia in 1955, Podkletnov graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Chemical Technology, Mendeleyev Institute, in Moscow; …

Illusion-of-truth Effect

The illusion-of-truth effect states that a person is more likely to believe a familiar statement than an unfamiliar one. In a 1977 experiment participants were asked to read 60 plausible statements every two weeks and to rate them based on their validity. A few of those statements (some of them true, others false) were presented …

Spacetime

In physics, spacetime (or space-time, space time, space-time continuum) is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single continuum. Spacetime is usually interpreted with space as being three-dimensional and time playing the role of a fourth dimension that is of a different sort from the spatial dimensions. From a Euclidean space perspective, …

Metaphysics

Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world, although the term is not easily defined. Traditionally, metaphysics attempts to answer two basic questions in the broadest possible terms: “What is there?” “What is it like?” A person who studies metaphysics is called a metaphysicist or a …

The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence

We have been brought up to believe that the mind is located inside the head. But there are good reasons for thinking that this view is too limited. Recent experimental results show that people can influence others at a distance just by looking at them, even if they look from behind and if all sensory …

Our Heart is a Homeopathic Potentizer Machine

Homeopathic remedies are a very interesting kind of medicine. It’s one of the rare methods where morphic fields are created (or connected through) by “succussion“, serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking on an elastic body. Each dilution followed by succussion increase the effectiveness of the remedy. Homeopaths call this process “potentization“. Dilution often continues …

A Brief History Of Quantum Mechanics

The history of quantum mechanics began essentially with the 1838 discovery of cathode rays by Michael Faraday, the 1859 statement of the black body radiation problem by Gustav Kirchhoff, the 1877 suggestion by Ludwig Boltzmann that the energy states of a physical system could be discrete, and the 1900 quantum hypothesis by Max Planck that …

Exploring the Deep – Life under the Sea

Heiko Sahling is a biologist and deep sea geoscientist at the MARUM Research Center. The area he studies is in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Pakistan. There, at depths down to 3,000 meters, something fascinating is happening. Natural gas is emerging from the sea bed, to produce a surreal world of millions of …