The Search for a Gravity Insulator

An Exercise in Pseudoscience


Publication: The Gridley Herald

Gridley, CA, United States
vol. XLVIII, no. 96, p. 2, col. 1

Ever since the days of the astrologists methods of nullifying gravity have been sought. It is hardly fair to say that before scientists attempt to control gravity they should find out what gravity is. It is true that we do not know why every particle in the universe attracts every other particle, nor how it is done. Equally, we do not know what electricity is. Yet our scientists and inventors have gone a long way in controlling electricity, a force as mysterious and as obscure as gravity. Force needs a medium through which to exert its influence. Electricity has many conductors, and a few insulators. The insulators cut off electricity in its action. Gravity seems not to need a conductor, as it acts throughout all space, varying as the square of the distance. Can an insulator be found which will cut off the pull of gravity? The terms of Newton's great law seem to indicate that such an insulator never can be found, for he says every particle attracts every other particle. The gravity insulator itself must have particles — must be made of something. Let us make a guess that experiments with some adaptation of the vacuum tube may throw some light on the subject of gravity.

Keywords:Gravity Insulator : Pseudoscience
Researcher notes:Pseudoscience (pseu·do·sci·ence) n. A theory, methodology, or practice that is considered to be without scientific foundation. According to the current widely accepted physical theories, verified in experiments, and according to the major directions of physical research, it is considered highly unlikely that anti-gravity is possible.
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Researcher:Glenn Drummond
Date completed:February 21, 2010 by: Glenn Drummond;