Friday, 22 December 2017
Perpetual Motionist Keep Going!
Perpetual Motionists never, ever give up!
I first became aware of Johann Bessler when I was about 15 years of age, now I’m 72. I’ve spent at least 50 years persuing the truth about Bessler, why? Because even at the age of 15 years I knew that the maid’s story was a pack of lies. Her account of how the wheel was turned formed the most damming part of the evidence that Bessler was a fraud, but if it was so obvious that she lied, why was the inventor not celebrated for his wonderful accomplishment ?
The thing is, just because I knew that she lied, doesn’t mean that Bessler’s claim to have designed a true gravity-enabled wheel, also known as a Perpetual Motion machine, was true. But gradually over many years studying the facts, letters, witness reports.....and the laws of physics, I came to the conclusion that in fact there was a way to avoid the problem so well described by 300 years of institutional “expertise”, summed up the simple phrase, “perpetual motion machines are impossible, you can’t get more energy out than you put in.”
So the maid lied. Did anyone ever see how the machine worked apart from the inventor? Yes Karl the Landgrave of Hesse Kassel. His evidence has to be accepted for two reasons; he offered Bessler his patronage on one condition, he must be allowed to verify to his own satisfaction that the wheel was genuine and Bessler was not a fraud; the second reason lay in Karl’s character. He was widely respected for his honesty, integrity and loyalty. No hint of scandal ever surfaced to tarnish Karl’s reputation.
So what are we to make of the situation? Many will say that Karl was fooled by a clever fraudster but history described Karl as a very intelligent man, tough too, given his difficult accession to the throne which involved turning his decimated country into thriving nation, admired by his neighbours. Karl was no fool; and.......the demonstrations of each wheel provided further evidence of Bessler’s sincerity.
It’s a paradoxical situation for me, but not for the scientists and teachers, who each follow the rules taught correctly but within a straitjacket of conditions relating to specific circumstances. The paradox lies in the fact that tradition says ‘impossible’, but the evidence says ‘not impossible’.
The paradox has been resolved. Bessler’s wheel did work exactly as the inventor claimed. My own fear is that I might shuffle off this mortal coil before I have proved my theory, for theory is all it can be without proof. So my intention is to continue building my wheel and when it’s too cold I'll retreat inside and continue to try and draw a detailed diagram of the wheel as I see it. I'm also trying to complete the booklet which explains in more detail how the wheel worked and the clues I found which reveal the design.
That is or was my intention, but my elder daughter was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma stage 4 about 5 weeks ago. She is undergoing chemo therapy which for any parent is a devastating thing to see. She has completed two chemo cycles and is due home for Christmas, and then she has two cycles more to suffer in the new year. She is making good progress apparently but the sheer pain, sickness and depression she is enduring is emotionally draining for the whole family and I have simply abandoned all wheel work for the time being. I may have to temporarily close this blog as we are spending every day at hospital taking it in turns to sit with her, but at least while she’s home she has the rest of her family around her. The prognosis for her recovery is very good and she is lucky to be at one of the top performing hospitals in this field, so fingers crossed, things can only get better!
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