While technically a geologist my first real excursion into creative writing was an article I wrote for the Mensa Bulletin called, "Communal Blind Spot Theory". In this article I describe a new procedure for problem solving called, "Intuitive Iteration". The steps are: 1)Get a gut reaction, 2Introduce the facts and logic, 3)Compare the facts and logic to your gut reaction, 4)If they are in agreement then you are on to something significant, 5)If they disagree try to resolve the differences, 6)If they cannot be resolved, throw out your intuition, facts and logic 7)iterate i.e. get a gut reaction Using this procedure I have discovered paradigm shifts in geology, chess, & other topics. In chess I have had to iterate as many as 1000 times to find the "truth". It is my prejudice if as few as one scientist in 100 could understand and perfect this methodology we would see a doubling of the rate of paradigm shifts over and above that which would occur in the absence of these methods. The chess book called, The "Evans Gambit Revolution" was published in 1995 just as World Champion Garry Kasparov began playing the opening. Two other books and dozens of articles followed. An article called, " Albert Einstein: Plagiarist of the Century" was published in two journals. I published my magnum opus in geology called, "Beyond Plate Tectonics: 'Plate' Dynamics" an attempt at the first new school in the earth sciences in forty years. The article is on line. Next was an article called, "The Eclipse Data from 1919: The Greatest Hoax in 20th Century Science". This is the greatest corruption and derogation of any data set in history. It was used to validate general relativity and improperly cemented Albert Einstein as the preeminent physicist and genius of all times. Recently I completed two science papers on hormesis and nuclear power i.e. that low levels of radiation are beneficial. Hormesis is the single most important concept that is below the radar. The EPA has failed in its fundamental duty to, "First do no harm". Their anti-radon policies are harming Americans. Lung cancer is a radon-deficiency disease. The equation for radon is: smoking + radon = bad. Radon by itself = good. My novella, "The Christ Chronicles" is scheduled for release this fall. I have Christ surviving crucifixion, holing up in a leper colony for thirty years where he continues his writings. Think of this as an attempt at an "Addendum" to the New Testament.
An idea worth spreading
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Greenpeace fought valiantly to stop nuclear power and they and their supporters got us coal instead, the only viable alternative for major base-load power. Coal-related deaths will surpass the holocaust 3-4 times over in the next fifty years.The Greenpeace co-founder soon realized the errors of his ways and agreed that nuclear power was the only real hope for a green energy base-load power source. Hormesis is the idea that while high levels of radiation are lethal, low levels are beneficial. Cows exposed to high levels of radiation in the Trinity A-bomb tests were euthanized because of extreme old age, during the Manhattan Project mice living in uranium dust lived longer than control groups, men who ingested large amounts of plutonium during their work had lower mortality than the general population and workers in nuclear industry in the UK had a 15-20% lower incidence of cancer than the general population.
I'm passionate about
Promoting a nuclear power plant and wind complex on Lake Superior. It would permit us to achieve energy independence, balance the budget and turn American into the greatest exporter of hydrogen energy
My TED story
As someone who has gone through the highs and lows and the hellish experiences of a bipolar disorder and all it entails leads me to believe that I would never subject another human being to this hell---except for those who crave creativity. It is my belief that I have gotten to the "other side" of insanity and there is a vast wealth of information on the other side. There seem to be distinct steps in this process. I like to think that mania is a catalyst for the mind i.e. the mind is forced to a higher level of disorder and then drops down to a lower more orderly efficient state. These steps: 1)Initial excitement at some discovery, 2)Generation of faulty assumptions i.e. if "A" then "B", 3)Generation of bogus "logic" based on the failure to challenge those assumptions, 4)mania, 5)hypomania, 6)Medical intervention, 7)Additional lower levels of mania, 8)"normalcy", 9)"consolidation" headaches approaching migraines that tend to signal the acquistion of creativity.