Pseudoscience in the Witness Box

The FBI faked an entire field of forensic science. The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it would stop your breath: “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.” What went wrong? The Post continues: “Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far.” The shameful, horrifying errors were uncovered in a massive, three-year review by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Innocence Project. Following revelations published in recent years, the two groups are helping the government with the country’s largest ever post-conviction review of questioned […] Read More

EXPERIMENTING WITH SCALAR FIELDS

Here’s a suggestion for “scalar” experiments from a conversation with John Bedini.� Mr. Bedini encourages everyone to try this experiment, but warns us that this device is patent applied for, so you should only build a single unit for your own use.� – Bill Beaty, 1/21/95 …………………….uuuu / oo uuuu………………………… William Beaty voice:206-781-3320 bbs:206-789-0775 cserv:71241,3623 EE/Programmer/Science exhibit designer http://www.eskimo.com/~billb – Seattle, WA 98117 -email- – SCIENCE HOBBYIST webpage ****************************************************************** EXPERIMENTING WITH SCALAR FIELDS ****************************************************************** ________ | | | | _______ S | | Obtain two Radio Shack ceramic magnets and |_______| N glue their north pole faces together. | | N |_______| S ________ Wind the magnets with about 50 turns | of #30 magnet wire. Wire gauge is not | critical. | | ___ | |||| | |__||||_| | |||| | |__||||_| | ________ | | [ small, ] | —–[ noisy ]———-o | [_motor__] 6v to 12v […] Read More