Time Travel 3

Grappling with the logistics of actual time travel is no less fraught than its fictional counterpart. Possibly more so, because calling out indecipherable temporal logic in the latter arena is a given, even on the rare occasions those writing it have paid full attention to a terrain riddled at every turn with paradoxes. With actual time travel, you’re stuck puzzling over why it works in certain situations, even if you’d have dismissed or scoffed at them when considering the same under the banner of fiction. Much of what you’re faced with boils down to the difficulties of the 3D-limited brain

The Lives and Times of Nikola Tesla

Legends being what they are, it’s safe to suggest that Nikola Tesla’s profile of today, even if one doesn’t credit the ramifications of that legend, is much higher and more salutary than the man – or men, if one wants to add Marconi to the pile – who thoroughly eclipsed him in stature, rapture and success at the time: Thomas Edison. Tesla comes with mystery and aspiration attached, sparks the imagination, inspires movies, books, comics and brands of car, suggests great untold, or suppressed, discoveries and inventions, offers the lure of exotic and ennobling scientific endeavour in all its unrestricted,

The Appliance of Science

Science, or science-fiction in many cases, as much of what we’re told is bunkum, even as those who tell it thumb a superior nose at the alt- or unproven (by their weights and measures) field, is perhaps the most fertile “authoritative” ground for the obfuscation of the truth. Well, that and official history. It sells us ideas as germs, whether or not they have any substance, in order to perforate an already prescribed paradigm – are we living in a simulation? Is the multiverse real? – while submerging us in inconceivable quantities of nonsense, both in terms of our physical