Many years ago, I was talking to a scientist friend. He told me a revealing story. A colleague of his had been interested in the subject of electromagnetic affects on biological growth and had thought it was an area worth investigating. Unfortunately, he abandoned the idea because the subject was seen as the domain of cranks. He decided that it was better to avoid the whole subject in order to preserve his academic reputation.

I found the story sobering. If all scientists behave this way, professional science will endlessly shrink the area of what it regards as viable ground, declaring all other areas ‘dubious’ and ‘crank infested’. Eventually, all scientists will be squashed into a tiny island of ‘legitimate’ research, crammed in together, working frantically on a tiny domain of knowledge, while ignoring endless realms of possibly crucial information that could transform our understanding of the world.

To try and help rectify this problem, I’m writing articles on interesting and challenging scientific and historical topics. I'll be trying to produce interesting ideas that may just be true but probably won't be picked up by any respected scientists or scholars on account of their dubious connections. In the process, I’ll always do my best to work with solid facts and use evidence amassed by experienced senior scientists and academics, some of whom are famous in their field or Nobel prize winners, or both. That way, the ideas and theories put forward in these articles might be hard to believe but they
are based on solid research and do respect the principles of science.

I've also been writing/illustrating a book called
Chloë's Quantum Quest, about a young girl's quest to find out if the ideas of several famous quantum physicists - ideas now almost entirely ignored by mainstream science - are actually true and if they're true, what they tell us about life, reality, death and the universe. This story uses material from the Influence Idea, but in a fun, accessible narrative.

The articles I've written so far are listed below:

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A fascinating, original way to solve the Life-Entropy paradox. There’s quantum physics, biology and famous peoples’ heads.
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Was the Sirius Red Controversy of Ancient Greece a laser beam aimed at Earth? Yes, that does sound barking, but scientifically fine. Prepare to be surprised, or annoyed, depending on your state of mind.
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Exploring the possible way that Homeopathy could work, although we’d have to abandon the Materialist belief, which is an irrational assumption anyway.
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DMT is a powerful psychoactive drug and is banned in many countries, but it is very similar to chemicals we need to be awake and asleep. What does this tell us about reality?
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The Great Pyramid was built for a crucial celestial alignment that took place in 2787BC. Yep, it’s that simple. The proof is based entirely on scientific principles and basic engineering; there’s not even any room for scoffing on this one!
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Recent research has shown that much of our ‘junk’ DNA is the remains of old, ‘switched off’ viruses. What if these viruses were a form of guided evolution?
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The Labours of Hercules are weird stories, but what if they were weird for a very sensible reason? What if their real content was something quite astonishing?
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Does Dark Matter really exist? Could it be that one of the key assumptions in physics is wrong? WARNING - This one is speculative, so don’t expect a thorough proof!
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Physicists love to talk about particles, but is the very concept of a particle, or of mass, simply a legacy of Classical Physics? What is Reality, really?