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Old 5th April 2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default The Catt Question- Is science being suppressed

The Catt Anomaly -- Animated Outline

Igor Catt sets up Cambridge and the IEE to prove that any science that calls into question established EM Theory will be brutally suppressed.

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The Catt Question; Scandals in Electromagnetic Theory; Transverse Electromagnetic Wave; Sir Michael Pepper4 FRS; Professor Brian Josephson
 
Old 5th April 2010, 10:33 AM   #2
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Old 5th April 2010, 10:54 AM   #3
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I wish I knew enough to understand the question/anomaly.
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I think it comes down to at which range of frequencies one wishes to discuss and mixing the 2 domains causes the quandary. That is LF concerns with primarily capacitance and surface charges while HF concerns EM fields and per unit capacitance ie characteristic impedance's.
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I remember the bun-fights about this in Wireless World in the early 80's.
IMO, Ivor Catt's greatest achievement was to perfect the art of trolling several years before the birth of the internet.
 
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Ivor Catt is a colleague, in my book. I never really understood him, but he is an an accomplished engineer, was a consultant for Motorala, even before I became a design consultant, and he has made progress in improving the engineering art.
 
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The problem with this stuff - 'The Catt Anomaly' - is that nothing useful comes of it. There may be an anomaly in the description of the events, but there are no 'anomalies' in the real world. There's nothing to be gained by pamphletting the Royal Society that you couldn't get by demonstrating a practical instantaneous communication system. Be useful for piloting your RPVs, no?

Mr Catt hasn't managed to produce anti-gravity or an inertialess drive or time travel or prove that you can go FTL or even cheap energy. So it's not some wonderful insight we're being presented with, it's just some guy griping on about some detail of the English language that he's evidently managed to turn into a career. It can be very difficult to tie down a determined protagonist in an obscure discipline.

Everybody knows there are some difficult areas in science where the ideas may seem to be in conflict, such as quantum theory and general relativity, it's old news. This is certainly not significant on that level.

If there was anything in the ideas worth a flying ...thing that's not worth very much... he would have become as famous as Einstein or as rich as Croesus or both.

A charitable view might be that he's just some poor engineer who slipped over the edge like David Icke or Tesla maybe.

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I wish I knew enough to understand the question/anomaly.

Ivor explains the problem here.

Understand though, that he has his own theory answering the problem that can not seem to be addressed by the conventional (Maxwell) model of basic EM Theory.

Chapter One physics is in error here.

Follow along, I have other views to share here as well.

 
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I remember the bun-fights about this in Wireless World in the early 80's.
IMO, Ivor Catt's greatest achievement was to perfect the art of trolling several years before the birth of the internet.
Actually he was solving the problems of high speed digital computing that do not exist according to the Maxwellian now established view of EM Theory. Solution to these physical problems were actually resisted by the scientific establishment, a consequence which has resulted in millions of dollars loss to the industry. (His claim regarding the loss, but it seems a reasonable inferance in deferance to the established facts.)

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