All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident: Arthur Schopenhauer -- In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual: Galileo Galilei -- Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it: Albert Einstein -- When you have eliminated the impossible, what ever remains, however improbable must be the truth: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough? Niels Bohr -- Whenever a true theory appears, it will be its own evidence. Its test is that it will explain all phenomena: Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Since the mathematicians invaded Relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore: Albert Einstein -- I would say that the aether is a medium invented by man for the purpose of propagating his misconceptions from one place to another: W.F.G. Swann: -- Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone: Albert Einstein -- Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little: Bertrand Russell -- If I could explain it to the average person, I would not have been worth the Nobel Prize: R. P. Feynman -- I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use: Galileo Galilei -- How dare we speak of the laws of chance? Is not chance the antithesis of all law?: Bertrand Russell -- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I´m not sure about the former: Albert Einstein -- The glory of mathematics is that you don't have to say what you are talking about: Richard Feynman -- Anything is possible if you don´t know what you are talking about: Author Unknown -- In life, everything is relative - except Einstein´s theory: Leonid S. Sukhorukov -- Don´\'t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you´ll have to ram them down people´s throats: Howard Aiken --A day will come undoubtedly when the ether will be discarded as useless: H. Poincaré -- First they tell you you´re wrong and they can prove it; then they tell you you´re right but it isn´t important; then they tell you it´s important but they knew it all along: Charles Kettering -- It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world: Aristotle -- The opposite of a true statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth: Niels Bohr -- A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it: Max Planck -- Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions: Eric Temple Bell -- Half this game is ninety percent mental: Yogi Berra

In Memory of Walter Babin (1934 - 2020)

Walter Babin "My background was in business where the greater part of my philosophy was developed. I believe in a fundamental duality and like the post-Hegelians expressed, this is a search for a synthesis between thesis and antithesis.  I notice the similarity with mechanical logic (input, operation, output). I noticed that with all philosophers, the tendency was to align themselves with one or the other (mind-matter, good-evil, existence-essence) to the exclusion of its opposite. God is good. There is no matter and so on. My conclusion was that any universal philosophy must contain its opposite. The next realization was that the laws of physics applied to both sides eg. mind and matter. What better moral imperative could there be than "every action has an equal and opposite reaction". If we wish consciousness to be the ultimate reality, then it should be without limitation. It may be the goal or ultimate reality (and a very good one!), otherwise we must deny unconscious content and find alternate explanations for sleep dependency. There appears to be a gradation from unconscious through subconscious through motor responses to awareness, maybe more like jumps. There is little recognition as to how much unconscious content affects our actions. Assumption that the truth is known random actions rather than any presumption of truth."

Walter's conclusion that any universal philosophy must contain its opposite seems to be the reason why he worked so hard at setting up the General Science Journal so that all opinions could be freely aired.

The General Science Journal that he leaves as a legacy to the community will live on, because over the course of his last year among us, he was cautious enough to transfer control of the journal to three administrators who will continue to maintain it.

There is this saying that comes to my mind thinking of what he leaves behind: "Things happen in this world when someone makes them happen"

He definitely was someone who made things happen in the community. He did it in such a way that things will continue happening on account of his dedication and hard work in setting up this informal journal that allows all ideas to be aired for consideration and discussion.

Walter's Obituary can be found at West Elgin Funeral Home:


On behalf of Tesla Tech, those of us at the Extraordinary Technology Conference  and the Institute for New Energy (only a few of us left) we extend Humble Condolences and Great Regards for Walter and his family (including all of his extended family, meaning US.) Walter is already missed!

Humble Regards,

John Fiala