18 May 2009
Dear Lord Rees, Brian Josephson, Sir Michael Pepper, Chief Executive
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/91.htm , which is published in "Electronics
World" in May 2009, page 16, http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/657c1927#/657c1927/16
, calls for a reply from you. This could be by email to the editor
Svetlana at SvetlanaJ@stjohnpatrick.com or at Nexus Media Communications,
Media House, Azalea Drive, Swanley, Kent BR8 8HU.
The following are extracts from "Electronics World";
"It took some years to get any response at all from leading
academic luminaries or from the relevant learned institutions, but
in the end I got response from Sir Michael Pepper FRS , and from
Dr. Neil McEwan, Reader in Electromagnetism, later replaced by Nobel
Prizewinner Brian Josephson. Pepper and Josephson are both Professors
at The Cavendish, and both Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge.
In their replies, they totally contradicted each other."
"I took this contradiction to the Master of Trinity College,
Lord Rees, asking him to do something about it in his administrative
capacity. He replied that "I shall however need to get 'up
to speed' on the scientific question you raise before being able
to respond intelligently .... ". I replied that I approached
him in his administrative capacity, not in his technical capacity.
That was three years ago, and he has done nothing."
"But here we arrive at the core problem, which extends far
beyond electromagnetic theory. Lord Rees, Josephson, Sir Michael
Pepper have no inkling that with reputation comes responsibility.
They have no grasp of the fact that given their high reputation
and administrative responsibility, they have a duty to do something
to resolve the problem which has arisen, that leading experts totally
contradict each other on a rudimentary detail of electromagnetic
A year ago, Josephson reported in an email that Pepper (a southerner)
now agrees with him (a westerner). However, this is insufficient,
for a number of reasons. First, is necessary for Sir Michael Pepper
(southerner) himself say that he now agrees with the Josephson,
westerner position. Then we would move on to bring forward the other
remaining southerners, including Bas Lago, reviewing my book for
the IEE (now IET) http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/9_review.htm where he
writes; "The charges come to the surface to help the wave go
by and then pass the task to other charges further along the line
which are already there and waiting. This is the mechanism of guidance
and containement.", which is the 1993 Pepper southerner position,
as he wrote in 1993,
http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/2812.htm . This Pepper would have to repudiate,
More generally, since Sir Michael Pepper was chosen by the then
Master of Trinity to write on "The Catt Question", an
email from someone else saying that he has changed his position
is insufficient. What Pepper wrote is in the Trinity College library
in a published book; "The Catt Anomaly". It has to be
properly repudiated, and we can then move on to Bas Lago and other
southerners, who still contradict the Josephson, westerner position.
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"It is a modern cliché that we live in an ‘Information
Society’. We drown in data, but scientific discussions that threaten
vested interests are lost at sea and scientists who insist on studying
controversial theories are cast adrift."