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Guest: Dr. John Cramer; Topics: Multiple topics in physics, NIAC, accelerated wormholes, Big Bang sound, transactional interpretation of QM, Mach Thrusters, Oisin Bio anti-aging program. Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.
We welcomed Dr. John Cramer to the show for a two segment 97 minute discussion on multiple physics topics as well as anti-aging. We started the discussion with the familiar topic of the Woodward Mach Thruster/Drive research. Our Mach discussion covered a good part of the first segment of the program, was detailed and hopeful. I urge you to listen to all of what our guest had to say about this work and concept. In the process of talking to him about the Woodward Mach Drive project, we talked for a few minutes about EmDrive. Dr. Cramer did not think EmDrive was real. Listen to his explanation and what he had to say about it. As part of the Mach discussion, Dr. Cramer reminded us that Dr. Woodward had gotten two NIAC funding awards to expand and carry on his research.
Listener Jack from Tucson sent in our first email wanting to know about advanced propulsion realistic possibilities. Dr. Cramer mentioned potential tiny wormholes as a solution. This led us to a detailed wormhole discussion which you do not want to miss. Our guest, while saying that wormholes were theoretical, also reported that much high quality work had been done to stabilize wormholes and offer plausible explanations for them. Don't miss our wormhole discussion.
Another listener asked Dr. Cramer about the recently released Pentagon UFO study and the Navy fighter pilot sightings and videos that have been on the news of late. Dr. Cramer had interesting things to say about these observations with his comments leading into a time travel discussion. I found our time travel discussion interesting. One of the things our guest explained was what it would mean for time travel should we have access to a wormhole. Like I said before, don't miss this discussion.
Our guest told us that re interstellar flight, NIAC awards were given a Texas A&M researcher for beamed photons and accelerated atoms. Listen to what he said about this potential, if applied to the Breakthrough Starshot program, as compared to the laser propulsion idea for micro-wafers. Again, most interesting and exciting!
Listener John Hunt sent in a note asking our guest if he found anything wrong in the Woodward math and calculations. The answer was no. Our guest provided additional interesting comments in his reply to John. I then asked Dr. Cramer about the Brandenburg GEM Theory re electromagnetism and gravity. Our guest did comment on this but then I asked on air for John Hunt, who has read the GEM Theory book by Brandenburg, to help me phrase the question better for our guest. John from Ft. Worth did this but in the second segment of the show so stay tuned for this added clarification.
In the second segment, our guest talked about his articles that he writes for the "Analog Science Fiction & Fact Magazine." A complete index of his articles, "The Alternate View," can be found here: www.npl.washington.edu/AV/av_index_sub.html. Our guest then talked about the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics and his book, "The Quantum Handshake: Entanglement, Nonlocality, and Transactions." John had much to say on the topic, he talked about electromagnetism, plus the history and leading scientists involved in this work over time. As our guest was finishing up this discussion, I read a new email from Ft. Worth John that elaborated on the Brandenburg GEM Theory. Don't miss what was said in this discussion.
I asked our guest if it was plausible that we might still see huge breakthroughs in physics. John had much to say in response to the question, including short summaries of results from Cern and other big physics accelerators. He also talked about the idea of a super theory for new physics. Neutrino physics were brought us with the possibility of finding a third neutrino, a sterile neutrino. Also, dark energy was mentioned. He suggested big breakthroughs might still be out there waiting to be discovered but there was some skepticism about this. Part of this discussion focused on basic research. We talked funding issues, Europe, China and elsewhere as compared to the US. I also asked him if he thought the current crop of grad students was up to the task to carry on for the future in the footsteps of the giants. Don't miss what he said about the students and in summary of achieving great breakthroughs and discoveries.
A Boulder listener asked if we would ever see nuclear propulsion and if it was really blocked because of the fear of anything nuclear. Our guest told us about some of the small nuclear propulsion research projects going on, plus we talked some about fusion research.
Another topic was the Oisin Bio anti-aging program. We talked about this once before on the last program with Gary Hudson. Check out their website at https://www.oisinbio.com. Dr. Cramer talked about Senescent cells, P16 and P53. Part of our discussion focused on FDA approvals and trials and the new Right To Try Legislation which was recently signed into law (www.cbsnews.com/news/right-to-try-bill-trump-signing-will-it-help-terminally-ill-patients-today-2018-05-30).
Before the program ended, we talked about Dr. Cramer's work regarding the sound of the Big Bang, Bohmian Quantum Mechanics, and the STAR Experiment which included a discussion about Relativistic Hydrodynamics This research has suggested that the early universe was more of a liquid than a gas. Don't miss all of what Dr. Cramer said regarding these end of show topics and content.
Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog for this show. You can reach Dr. Cramer through me or his columns referenced above.