Dr.Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
Reader,Department of Geography,
Editor, Energy & Environment
(Multi-science,wwww.multi-sciene.co.uk)
Faculty of Science and the Environment
University of Hull
Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Tel: (0)1482 465349/6341/5385
Fax: (0)1482 466340
Sonja.B-C@geo.hull.ac.uk

Sonja,
I sent it to you because this is a matter beyond technology.
Accredited experts and relevant institutions refuse to state a theory which
has been "taught" by them for a century. A theory which has not been stated
does not exist, and cannot be taught. If you insist on believing that I am
merely trying to promote a new theory, then so be it. However, your writings
on global warming convince me that you are able to see that I am discussing
and investigating something totally different, and much more important.
Your fixing on the matter of the Enlightenment is fixing on a red herring.
In attempting to characterise what is happening, I find that the phrase "End
of the Enlightenment" is closest to the present catastrophe. However, I am
telling you, an academic, that if academics refuse to state the fundamentals
of a theory that they receive salary for "teaching", and this has continued
for a century, then you should be able to look beyond the petty matter of
Ivor trying to promote a new theory. They are refusing the state their
theory, not mine. In fact, I know you are intelligent enough to not have to
dismiss what I am doing as a convoluted way of presenting a new theory. "The
Catt Anomaly" is about old theory, theory a century old. Also, it should
have been called "The Catt Question". The next issue of my book,
unfortunately entitled "The Catt Anomaly", will be titled "The Catt
Question", and that unfortunate slip will be corrected. Then perhaps you
will finally look beyond insisting that I am promoting new theory.
An early edition of the book is on my website
www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/ Much of the present situation is
discussed, and my theories as to what has happened.
To conclude, I believe that your brain will resist the information, that a
theory which has been "taught" for a century does not exist, and no
institutions or individual experts are willing to plug the gap by stating
the theory, but they continue to "teach" it. The implications are too
appalling.
Ivor 25oct01

----- Original Message -----
From: Sonja.B-C <Sonja.B-C@hull.ac.uk>
To: Ivor Catt <ivorcatt@electromagnetism.demon.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: 15nov01

Ivor, Not sure why you sent me this, but I read through it and find your
offer of money troubling indeed, and a provocation. I think you
are doing your best to weaken your position and undermine your
credibility. Why are you so defensive? Lots of good ideas have taken a
long time to be accepted, and people do not like to be TOLD that they
are wrong, or unenlightened before you have even started...I agree that
many professionals refuse to debate fundamentals...but can you show
that they did during the enlightenment.. They got to be forced to, but in
this manner?? A friend, I hope. Good luck for the 15th, but they may
cancel if you make conditions and tell them that you are engaged in
testing them!
Sonja

Catt <ivorcatt@electromagnetism.demon.co.uk> wrote:
Hayden Taylor,
Cambridge University Engineering Society
Trinity College
Cambridge CB2 1TQ

Hayden,
My view is that you have resolved the problem satisfactorily. Please bear in mind that this is an unprecedented situation, which is difficult for me to handle in the best way, as well as for everyone else. There is no set protocol.
"Please do not think that anyone is trying to stop the Catt Anomaly from being listened to; indeed, we are trying to ensure that a Cambridge audience gives it a fair hearing."
This pushes me into concern, since I see "The Catt Anomaly" as merely a vehicle for demonstrating the end of the Enlightenment. ("Experts" can easily disprove this assertion by contributing to the discussion of "The Catt Anomaly", but they will not. This is an open ended experiment on the Scientific Reception System.) This is a much bigger prize than promotion of any of my theories on electromagnetism, or the discovery of a flaw in classical electromagnetism. Thus, the refusal of "experts" to cooperate in any way is central to the central message of my lecture. It is important to not lose this message in the trivial clutter of discussing where some electric charge comes from. I do accept that any and everyone involved will be anxious to avoid the central thrust of the exercise, my showing that, since all professionals refuse to discuss the fundamentals their subject, or even to state them, the Enlightenment is over. This collapse results from our intellectual centre ground being controlled by professionals. The central message is too frightening to consider.
http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/catanoi.htm
http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/y7aiee.htm.
http://www.electromagnetism.demon.co.uk/07091.htm
Ivor Catt 24oct01

cc Director of Undergraduate Education in the Engineering Department

----- Original Message -----
From: Hayden Taylor <hkt21@cam.ac.uk>
To: Ivor Catt <ivorcatt@electromagnetism.demon.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 9:43 PM
Subject: RE: 15nov01

Dear Mr Catt,
I am sorry not to have replied to your e.mails sooner: I have been discussing the matter with the Chairman of the Engineering Society and the Director of Undergraduate Education in the Engineering Department.
We feel that it would be in the best interests of your lecture if we were not to advertise your offer of money to students in advance of 15 November.
We believe that the presence of a financial incentive would prevent your talk from being perceived by students and staff here as a serious academic event. Having read your publications, I am personally certain that anyone who came to the talk would quickly be reassured, but in publicising the presentation I am sure you appreciate that we have to think about the first impression that will be made. Should you wish to introduce the offer during your talk on 15 November, we would not object; an alternative means of testing the validity of any papers that were submitted would then have to be found, of course, but I am sure this would not be too difficult.
We will still send an e.mail to our members advertising the availability of your books for loan before the event, and for possible sale on 15 November.
Please do not think that anyone is trying to stop the Catt Anomaly from being listened to; indeed, we are trying to ensure that a Cambridge audience gives it a fair hearing.
Please feel free to invite whomever you wish from the academic world to attend the talk. Any financial incentives you offer them privately are, of course, up to you.
Please get in touch if you wish to discuss this further.

With best wishes,
Hayden.
Trinity College . Cambridge . CB2 1TQ
T 01223 323428
M 07879 637052

-----Original Message-----
From: Ivor Catt [mailto:ivorcatt@electromagnetism.demon.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 11:24 AM
To: Hayden Taylor; Hayden Taylor Cc: Malcolm Davidson
Subject: 15nov01
copy also sent by slomail

Hayden Taylor,
Cambridge University Engineering Society
Trinity College
Cambridge CB2 1TQ
.
Dear Hayden,
I await your advice as to whether you cleared the matter of my offer of money to students who succeed in getting their lecturers to comment in writing on The Catt Anomaly before 15nov01. On recipt of that clearance, I planned to offer to each expert mentioned in the book "The Catt Anomaly"; Howie, Pepper etc., a fee for speaking briefly on 15nov01. I do not like to proceed with them until I know that my offer to students is agreed.
I note that there remain only three weeks before 15nov01. I do not think it is reasonable to bounce those mentioned in the book at short notice. Thus, any further delay in clearing my offer to students should lead to postponement of my 15nov01 lecture. I have worked on this matter for decades, and feel that a further delay of a year or even five years would be better than to let 15nov01 go off at half cock. Although you appeared to give a golden opportunity for the saving of science by your invitation, I feel that another will arise in the next few years.
p21 of "The Catt Anomaly" asserts that students will defend their lecturers rather than defend science. That assertion is now being tested.
The prize is to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that no expert or institution will define, or even discuss, the electromagnetic theory that has supposedly been taught throughout the world for a century. Thus, classical electromagnetism does not exist. The bedrock on which most of science allegedly rests does not exist. This is not a matter to be dealt with lightly.
A recent analysis of universities put Cambridge at the top in England. Cambridge, or the IEE or the IEEE, are the three institutions which can handle this matter. My recent lecture to Hertfordshire University recently is of little significance.

Ivor Catt 23nov01

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Dr.Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
Reader,Department of Geography,
Editor, Energy & Environment
(Multi-science,wwww.multi-sciene.co.uk)
Faculty of Science and the Environment
University of Hull
Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Tel: (0)1482 465349/6341/5385
Fax: (0)1482 466340
Sonja.B-C@geo.hull.ac.uk