Only John the Baptist?




Only John the Baptist?

It took some years for me, Ivor Catt, to realise that my proper role was that of John the Baptist, the forerunner of the new Jesus Christ, Nigel Cook. After very heavy promotion for many years of Ivor Catt’s ideas by Nigel Cook, Catt’s failure to give fulsome praise and support to the icing on the cake, Nigel Cook’s ideas, reaped a bitter and damaging harvest, including the assertion that Catt lied, and that his theories and even his Question, , were false.


However, useful material can be extracted from the new Christ’s web pages.


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Forum: On the importance of being creative – Innovative thinkers should be allowed to come to the fore

From issue 1692 of New Scientist magazine, 25 November 1989, by HOWARD FIRTH (Howard Firth is an independent science consultant, and was director of the first Edinburgh Science Festival.)

“It’s not merely that people with creativity and flair are not properly paid; in many places they are not wanted, as they unsettle those in more established positions. The problem is that the result of all the training in the dominant disciplines of finance, personnel and marketing is not to encourage new ways of thinking, but to keep people thinking along established lines. The skills we are recruiting for are those of the fast talker and the forceful personality, the utilisers of the here and now, rather than the creative minds that constantly question the given order of things.

“And, of course, each new layer of conventional-thinking, establishment-minded people has to protect itself by appointing more conventional-thinking and establishment-minded people below, thereby building up every year an even stronger wall against the creative thinkers who find that, as time goes on, even their most positive attitudes crumble into bitterness. Every year, some new government initiative comes along – and successive governments deserve credit for at least trying. The trouble with enterprise and training initiatives is that the people who are put in charge of them are often the type of people who have got there because of their ability in conventional ways of doing things.

“Creative thinkers are by their nature often isolated, their ideas either ignored or rejected, or sometimes simply taken up without any acknowledgment. But what if they could make contact with each other? That was the idea of Ivor Catt, an innovative thinker whose own immense ability in electronics has all too often been too far ahead of conventional ideas to be appreciated: significantly, Catt is beginning to get some high-level backing from companies who see the possibility of major breakthroughs from his work (‘Wafers herald new era for computing’, New Scientist, 25 February 1989).

“Catt argues that as bodies of knowledge grow, they become stronger in keeping out any new items of knowledge that appear to question the fundamental base of the established knowledge and its practitioners. To assist the propagation of new ideas, he proposes the creation of an electronic information-sharing network. [Very shortly afterwards, the internet was invented along these lines.]

“… Anyone doubting the ability of creative people to learn rapidly the tricks of PR should watch how quickly they learn to disguise and suppress their ability at school, to protect themselves from the contingent pressures of their classmates. It’s an important learning skill in a society where they are going to find themselves always on the edges.”








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