“He makes much of the fact that Pepper and I gave different answers to a question he raises, but the fact of the matter is that since every answer to a complicated question is likely to be a simplification” – Professor Brian Josephson.
There can be no simpler “Question” than “The Catt Question”. http://www.ivorcatt.co.uk/cattq.htm The reason why Josephson and Pepper think it is complicated is probably because they bring “frequency” and “sine waves” into it. There is no frequency involved in the single voltage step in “The Catt Question “.
Ivor Catt, 8 November 2014
Původní zpráva ----------
Od: Brian Josephson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Datum: 20. 10. 2014 10:05:11
Předmět: Re: The letter from Liba Mikova-Mika , to hear scientific work of Ivor Catt
On 20 Oct 2014, at 00:09,
<Libuse.Mikova@seznam.cz> <Libuse.Mikova@seznam.cz> wrote:
> He would like know clear picture of the state of science in 2014 for those who in 2040 or 2050. He asked the question himself and to the scholars, academia, students, peers review, history of science..,why the further progress was no longer possible
I have no idea what that is supposed to mean, and therefore am unable to respond. If the issue is why Ivor’s work is not generally recognised by scientists, the general view in these parts, including my own, is that he has not convincingly demonstrated anything new on the scientific front. He makes much of the fact that Pepper and I gave different answers to a question he raises, but the fact of the matter is that since every answer to a complicated question is likely to be a simplification, more than one answer may be possible. One illustration of this is the capacitor. The simple formula for the behaviour of a capacitor is valid only if the frequencies are not too high, and at very high frequencies needs to be corrected for transmission-line type effects as Ivor points out. But this is nothing new. In most situations the corrections are small and can be neglected, but I’m sure designers of very high frequencies know about this problem and take them into account as may be necessary. I am sorry if this is a disappointing response.
Regards, Brian Josephson
Brian D. Josephson
Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
Director, Mind–Matter Unification Project
Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK
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