- Jeff -
- When he was alive, Sir William Crookes was more than
capable of defending himself from the attacks by pseudo-scientists who
had a great deal to lose from his discovery of people in the invisible
part of the universe.
- Since his death in 1919, only one contemprary scientist,
Professor Peter Wadhams (Ocean Physics) Cambridge University, has had the
courage to openly support Sir William Crookes, and just one prominent media
- To paraphrase the famous First World War recuiting poster:
- "What did you do in the war against the whole might
of the establishment forces?"
- It's now we need the help of good men and women throughout
the world, not later when it's safe to stand up and be counted.
- Michael Roll
- The Chemist Sir William Crookes Proved Survival
- Repeatable Experiments Under Laboratory Conditions
- By Michael Roll
- Adrian Berry, the science correspondent of The Daily
Telegraph, says that few subjects more infuriate scientists than claims
of paranormal phenomena, because if confirmed, "the whole fabric of
science would be threatened."
- This statement is not correct because nothing can threaten
science - the Latin name for seeking after knowledge. The only thing that
is threatened by uncomfortable discoveries in physics are pseudo-scientists.
Their reputations will be destroyed immediately ordinary people find out
that Sir William Crookes proved that we all survive the death of our physical
bodies with repeatable experiments under laboratory conditions.
- Following this revolutionary discovery in 1874 this outstanding
British scientist was knighted, made President of the Royal Society, and
King Edward VII gave him the highest decoration in the land - The Order
- Sir William Crookes was able to wipe the floor with contemporary
professional wreckers who dared to attack him. The following is how he
dealt with Professor W.B. Carpenter, a biologist from London University,
who made a very unfair and anonymous attack upon him in the 'Quarterly
Review'. Carpenter had been unfortunate enough to describe Crookes as "a
specialist of specialists".
- "My greatest crime (he wrote in his reply to Carpenter's
diatribe in the 'Quarterly Journal of Science') seems to be that I am a
'specialist of specialists'. It is indeed news to me that I have confined
my attention only to one special subject. Will my reviewer kindly say what
that subject is? Is it General Chemistry, whose chronicler I have been
since the commencement of the Chemical News in 1859? Is it Thallium, about
which the public have probably heard as much as they care for? Is it Chemical
Analysis, in which my recently published Select Methods are the result
of twelve years work?
- Is it disinfection and the 'Prevention and Cure of Cattle
Plague', my published report on which may be said to have popularized Carbolic
- Is it Photography, on the theory and practice of which
my papers have been very numerous? Is it Metallurgy of Gold and Silver,
in which my discovery of the value of Sodium in the amalgamation process
in now largely used in Australia, California and South America?
- Is it Physical Optics, in which department I have space
only to refer to papers of some Phenomena of Polarized Light, published
before I was twenty one; to my detailed description of the Spectroscope
and labours with this instrument, when it was almost unknown in England;
to my papers on the Solar and Terrestrial Spectra; to my examination of
the Optical Phenomena of Opals, and construction of the Spectrum Microscope;
to my papers on the Luminous Intensity of Light; and my description of
my Polarization Photometer?
- Or is it my speciality Astronomy and Meteorology, in
as much as I was for twelve months at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford,
where, in addition to my principal employment of arranging the meteorological
department, I divided my leisure between Homer and Mathematics at Magdelen
Hall, Planet-hunting and transit tracking with Mr. Pogson, now Principal
of the Madras Observatory, and celestial photography with the magnificent
heliometer attached to the Observatory? My photographs of the Moon, taken
in 1855, at Mr. Hartnup's Observatory, Liverpool, were for years the best
extant, and I was honoured by a money grant from the Royal Society to carry
out further work in connection with them. These facts, together with my
trip to Oran last year, as one of the Government Eclipse Expedition, and
the invitation recently received to visit Ceylon for the same purpose,
would almost seem to show that Astronomy was my speciality. In truth, few
scientific people are less open to the charge of being a 'specialist of
- There is a vast conspiracy to make sure exciting scientific
discoveries never come to the attention of the general public. Genuine
scientists are banned from supporting the work of Sir William Crookes in
the press and on every radio and television programme that is made on the
so-called paranormal. People are only allowed access to the views of "experts"
who can be relied upon to play the Establishment game - suppress anything
that could embarrass the orthodox scientists who hold the reins of power.
- Nobody is allowed to balance the opinions and conclusions
of these self-styled experts on the "paranormal". These professional
wreckers have unrestricted access to all media outlets, while my colleagues
and I have been refused permission to write and broadcast by almost every
editor and producer that we have approached. The British people are not
allowed to hear the secular scientific case for survival after death in
this "free" country of ours!
- Recent discoveries in subatomic physics confirm that
Sir William Crookes was correct in his conclusions, and that he was not
a liar, cheat, crank, a fraud or a sex maniac as we have been criminally
led to believe. His only "crime" was to tell the truth.
- Related material on this site:
- The Researches of Sir William Crookes into Psychic Phenomena
by Michael Scott
- The Scientific Proof of Life After Death by Michael Roll
- Related material on other sites:
- Crookes, Sir William (1832-1919) http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/icl/heyes/LanthAct/Biogs/Crookes.html
- A Victorian "man of science" (his entry in
the Dictionary of National Biography)