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Taylor Wilson in the news again

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:33 pm
by Richard Hull
Check out ... n-reactor/

It's about Taylor Wilson. Interesting piece. Will it drag in more noobs?

In the written part they talk of "deadly radium" in vials. lotsa' th' usual hype and fear thrown in while praising Taylor's efforts. Fear of all things nuclear is going visceral and will soon rival or replace the in-born fear of the dark!

Sorry if this was already seen or posted.

Richard Hull

Re: Taylor Wilson in the news again

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:56 am
by David Geer
The commentary for this article is almost appalling at how dominant the unfounded fears are in this country, along with all the paranoia/conspiracy theory nuts ridiculing him and his work.

He'll go far for how young he is and I personally wish him all the luck and good fortune he can get.

Re: Taylor Wilson in the news again

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:07 pm
by bthoma
I agree with David. There are many people who go through life without using anything more than just the brain stem. My experience is that when on the topic of nuclear physics/theory I see that deer in the headlights look. The sad part is I see it all the time from college graduates. There are legions of misinformed and misled individuals. I think ego has much to do with that.

Taylor-keep moving forward, you have a brilliant future ahead if you so choose. Stick to facts and truth. Safeguard against high-mindedness and stay humble. To quote Einstein: "Most say it is intellect that makes a great scientist. They are wrong. It is character." Information is not knowledge. Knowledge comes from experience. One of the things my experience has taught me is just don't quit.

You have peers in this forum that have like goals and asperations. My thought is, for the science, is that you all get together and consolodate efforts. This forum is a good start. I can tell you that the path direction will be different in hindsight, and probably exceed expectations. Just a thought.

Re: Taylor Wilson in the news again

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:39 am
by scinut
When you say "drag in more noobs", do you mean that to be a positive result? The term 'drag' throws me. Inspire?

Re: Taylor Wilson in the news again

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:37 pm
by Richard Hull
"Drag" includes all from the truly inspired to the poor slobs looking to make a fusion powered hot rod. This news hype is like some sort of non-separatory vortex funnel, dropping all manner of stuff at the doorstep. We have had them all show up here. The truly inspired who pack th' gear, stick, for the most part. The drifting deadwood find out it requires skill sets, some money, that there is no fusor kit, and that it can't be done in a weekend living on Pizza and beer, then they move on.

Each wave in the media washes all manner of stuff up on the shore. Some washes back out to sea.

Richard Hull