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History of Electricity – From Magnetism to Nuclear Power…

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electricity_magnetismAfter recently writing a blog post about the “Quest for Zero Point (Free) Energy,” I thought it was a good time to slap down a quick entry about the history of electricity.  This beloved form of power can, of course, come from many sources such as magnets via magnetism, water (hydroelectric power), steam, solar power, wind power and from crude sources like burning coal, gasoline, and other miscellaneous fuels along with the dreaded nuclear power plants that we need less of in this world, and so on.

 Toward the end of this post, I’ll provide a few additional resource links and a couple books (shopping links) from Amazon that relate to this subject.  One of those books is what got me thinking about various subjects that have to do with the history of things, how stuff got started, etc.  Anyway, before I begin with the timeline of electricity, I must say that I’m not going to include a thorough step-by-step progression chart of how the Homo sapiens knowledge of electricity evolved over the centuries.  I’ll jot down a few historic tidbits and leave you with a few links so you can further your study, if desired.

On another subject, this small timeline of events only covers standard, basic history facts.  In reality or, at least in my opinion, there have been civilizations that lived here long ago that were far more advanced than the human beings of today and most likely had access to some type of crystal technology along with a special skill to use the Earth as a free source of energy and the ability to tap into the grid of Zero Point Energy, etc.  Anyway…

Way back in 600 B.C., Thales of Miletus stumbled upon the fact that when you rub a piece of Amber against fur, that it would hold what appeared to be a magnetic property for a short time.  The friction was actually creating what was later known as “static electricity.”  During the year 1600, William Gilbert (an English physician) published his well-known work about magnetism.

After the year 1700, the “Electrostatic Generator” came to the scene.  Using wool threads and a glass globe, the English inventor Francis Hauksbee developed a contraption that could generate static electricity.  Not too many years later, 1745-46, a device was invented to store static electricity, by Ewald Georg and Pieter van Musschenbroe.

To prove that lightning was a form of electricity, Benjamin Franklin created a cheap lightning conductor using a kite with a key tied to the string.  Dang, talk about being resourceful and ingenious; ha!

This next tidbit would sort of rival with ancient ruins and other things that were allegedly found in the past, like the notion that batteries existed thousands of years ago, but anyway, the first battery was supposedly created in 1799-1800 by Alessandro Volta, and was called “Voltaic Pile.”  So now you know where the term ‘volt’ came from, eh?

In 1820 electromagnetism was discovered!  Hans Christian, a Danish physicist, realizes the relationship between magnets and electricity.  This is fairly big because it quickly led to other experiments like the “induction ring” by Michael Faraday, the “electromagnet” by Joseph Henry, along with other people starting to experiment and/or perform experiments with magnetism and electricity, etc.

1878-79, Joseph Swan, a British inventor, creates an “incandescent lamp” that was later modified and improved by Thomas Edison, hence the creation of our much needed light bulbs; yay!

This next tidbit was interesting to read, as it spoke about how in 1881, the English town of Godalming, Surrey, demonstrated the world’s first public display of electric lighting as it wired the streets full of electricity.  A year later, scientists start to realize what is known as hydroelectric power, which is basically using water to generate electricity, and many water-based power plants and dams are built shortly after.

The next couple of years, 1883-84, the famous inventor Nikola Tesla invents a way to transmit electricity over vast distances.  Known as the “Tesla Coil,” this invention acts as a catalyst for the progress towards the conveyance of electricity throughout the world.  During this same time frame, steam power and steam turbines are developed to generate electricity.

During the 1950s, is when Nuclear Power started taking off.  Personally, I would like to see less nuclear power and more alternative ways to generate electricity.  There are many thing I didn’t list here,  but there is definitely a “greener” solution.  Which is probably why a few decades after the start of nuclear power, you started hearing more about wind power via wind turbines, etc., and solar power via rechargeable solar panels and cells, etc.

At any rate, I wished I would have studied more about magnets, magnetism, electricity, AC/DC current and whatnot,  at an early age.  I say that because I think that with a little creativity and intuition, a lot of inventions and cheaper ways of living could have spawned from it, just like many folks that have studied these fields have achieved.  I’ve heard of a lot of inventions getting suppressed, as well, but we won’t go into that today.  I don’t know, but if I couldn’t figure out how to tap into the ether to harness some Zero Point Energy (ha!), then it would still be pretty nifty to build your own generators and create your own electricity by using magnets and electricity and/or magnetism.  Plus, the discovery of the relationship between magnets and electricity is what eventually led to the electric motor, for example.

timelines_history Well, we just covered a brief timeline about the history of electricity.  If you are interested in a whole host of subjects that discuss the history and storylines behind the progress of mankind, you may be interested in the book Smithsonian Timelines of History, as I’ll provide the link in a moment.  If you are looking for a couple additional resource links that speak about the progression of electricity down through history, whether it be nuclear power, magnetism or whatever, you can check out the following:

History of Electricity – Timeline” & “The History of Electricity – Electronics

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Zero Point (Free) Energy – Possible Inventions?

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zero_point_energyI recently picked up (purchased) a book the other day that was entitled “Quest For Zero Point Energy” and it spoke about many of the engineering principles for what is known as “free energy.”

When most folks hear the terms “free energy,” they probably think I’m talking about solar power, wind power, etc., but that is hardly the case.  Zero Point Energy (ZPE) involves a perpetual form of energy via the underlying, energetic fabric of space known as “the ether.”  Many people, in fact most people, of the scientific community reject such notions.  However, Wheeler’s theory of geometrodynamics speaks of the fabric of so-called “empty space” as being “quantum foam,” if you will…

Quantum mechanics became somewhat accepted in the 1930s and, from that, arose a mathematical term that described the ground state of any oscillating system called the Zero Point Energy.  If any of y’all are wondering, the term “zero-point” refers to zero degrees Kelvin – which means that even in the absence of all heat, this energy would still exist.  Now, one must ask, does ZPE really exist?

I would like to think so, as I believe that there is an amazing ongoing energy source out there that is possible to tap into.  I find it hard to believe that we, on Earth, have already used and have become aware of all available energy sources that are available by way of the cosmos and the space that surrounds us.

At any rate, lets move forward…
How do we build a practical self-running device that provides this “free energy” and/or Zero Point Energy?  There has been several interesting inventions and ideas of engineering such things over the last several years.  Many of which, displayed energy anomalies.  Similar to ball lightning, finding this excess energy and tapping into it, doesn’t seem too far-fetched for an open-minded individual.

Although the concepts behind Zero Point Energy are often labeled as pseudoscience, science fiction, and madman theories, I find the advanced notions of “free energy” from the fabric of “empty” space to be more plausible than what many scientists would have you believe.  Does “the ether” contain a plenum of energy?  Well, obviously more experiments need to be done.

I must say, though, with experiments, proof, inventions, etc., there lies several major problems.  Such paradigm-violating experiments (like ZPE) are not often welcomed by the scientific community.  Many of these projects, because of this, are suspended.  Simply put, sociological, political and economical factors dominate most scientists.  Many things can result from this type of “going out on a limb” type of work, such as:  patents blocked, jobs lost, grants withdrawn, suppression, personal threats, assassinations, and so on.

Anyway, here is a list of some (out of the many) possible inventions that point to Zero Point Energy [References: Author Moray B. King, Quest for Zero Point Energy, page 10]:

1) Electrostatic field-chopping device of William Hyde, which he claimed that it produced 20 kilowatts output while free-running.
2) Floyd Sweet’s well-witnessed magnetic device was suppose to have produced 500 watts while free-running.
3) The plasma tubes of T. Henry Moray – 50 kilowatt energy device.
4)Ken Shoulders – discovery of the “electrum validum,” which is a micron size, charge plasma form that seems to contain excess energy.

Outside of these, there are many vacuum energy ideas, some of which hint at the notion of organizing them into vortex forms, as this could end up resulting into grand, energetic effects.

Well, if you are an inventor, scientist, or engineer that is interested in these “free energy” principles, I recommend Moray’s book, The Quest for Zero Point Energy. Even if you are none of the above, you may find this book to be very interesting and, who knows, it may provoke you to learn more about the subject or perhaps trigger new ideas that you can expand upon.

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Top 3 Most Asinine Theories Accepted by the Scientific Community

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There are loads of theories out there that spawn from common folks, deranged lunatics, the french fry guy at McDonald’s, the scientific community, and so on.  However, nobody really pays very much attention to the ones who don’t have degrees, letters like PhD beside their name, etc.  With that being said, I thought it would be good to do a lighthearted blog post about the top 3 (in my opinion) most asinine theories that are accepted by the scientific community.

1) The Big Bang Theory – Oh, my, it is the scientific version of Genesis…  Many of these folks believe that all the contents of the universe was once packed into a proton-size (or smaller) dot that they call a “singularity,” which is another word for the phrase “I haven’t a freakin’ clue,” and from this minuscule dot of infinitesimal measure, it miraculously went BANG!  There are many clues that show that the universe isn’t expanding in the order of a common explosion along with the wacky side-way movement of certain galaxies, but with or without the expansion babble, the singularity chatter doesn’t cut the cake for me.  I included this theory in my creation theories post, but it doesn’t mean that I’m a supporter albeit within that particular post I didn’t waste much time on it. 

2) The Theory of Evolution– Now this is a theory that has got even more twisted over time.  I have no problem with the obvious fact that life can evolve and acclimate to its surroundings over time, but I have major problems with the speciation concepts found within this asinine theory.  I mean, they actually think a Velociraptor (genus of dinosaur also known as “Raptor”) turned into today’s turkey.  Yeah, have a happy Thanksgiving while eating your Dino Bird… Ha!  Everybody wants to talk about monkeys when they refer to human evolution.  Well, if you are really feeling stupid, you must also accept their theory about how all humans were once a fish!  Yeah, the single-cell amoeba got jiggy, turned into a trilobite that got scared a swam away like a fish that later got all monkey on our asses and here we are…  What a load of baloney!  If you’d like to read more about what I think of this silly theory, go here:  Theory of Evolution & the Missing Link

3) The Primordial Soup Theory –  If you find yourself arguing about the Big Bang Theory and the Theory of Evolution, don’t sell yourself short!  Please include the other asinine theory that is commonly accepted by the scientific community, which is known as the Primordial Soup Theory.  This “belief” is laughable at best, as they basically think some bolt of lightning struck a pool of water and all of the life on Earth spawned from this chemical-laced, amino acid-based soup.  Wow!  It sounds more like chili without beans, if ya ask me!  Anyway, instead of me typing about what I think about it on this page, I’ve wrote a blog post in the past that you can read, here:  Primordial Soup Theory or Primitive Chili without Beans?

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