PRLog - Feb. 21, 2014 - National Space Society member and research and development engineer, Marshall Barnes will be in Washington D.C. to take part in the "legislative blitz" on Capitol Hill by the space industry, the 24th and 25th of February, but while he is there supporting efforts for the continued funding of NASA and space initiatives, he will be meeting with offices of a number of Congressional members on a different but somewhat related agenda - time travel.
Text of Ohio Proclamation for Marshall Barnes
As the inventor of the world's first time machine, the Verdrehung Fan™, which he built in a race with University of Connecticut physics professor, Dr. Ronald Mallett, and defeating him, Marshall has seen that the massive proliferation of misinformation about time travel, from both the popular media and most importantly, from the physics community, can no longer be tolerated.
"This is the so-called 'Kitty Hawk' moment right now," he says. "Where the Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk eventually led to the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest aircraft ever built, the Verdrehung Fan™ could very well lead to the technology that we see on Stargate SG-1. So it it critical that the misconceptions about time travel be eradicated and that's why I wrote, Paradox Lost: The True Geometries of Time Travel".
Paradox Lost is a report for select members of Congress that scientifically proves many of the ideas promulgated by many physicists and science popularizers, are false. Among those who are proved to be wrong is Stephen Hawking.
"I'm becoming somewhat famous because of all the mistakes that I have caught Stephen making," Marshall points out, "and all except one have to do with the nature of time or time travel".
Inside the report is a copy of a proclamation that Marshall received from the Ohio General Assembly, sponsored by Minority Whip Tracey Maxwell-Heard, recognizing him not only for proving Hawking's "Mad Scientist Paradox" wrong but proving that school students could catch the error as well. Marshall says he included it so that lawmakers on the Hill, that saw it, would realize the level of credibility that he has and what kind of record he has established on a local and state level with government as it relates to science and education.
"Paradox Lost is an educational document, for them as well as anyone else, which is why I'm releasing it in a book version for the public.", he added.
Marshall points to a current controversy involving the RHIC at Brookhaven National Labs, that has been promoted by the International Business Review, as an example for the need for accurate science information. The controversy is over whether there has been an adaquit level of scrutiny over the possibility of the RHIC inadvertently developing "strangelets"
"Physicist Johannes Koelman and I had a lengthy discussion online concerning that issue - he taking the physics side and I looking at the actual language coming from CERN. Johannes, as a physicist, was saying that no mini black holes would exist long enough to become stable and then using that information I scanned through the CERN information and determined that it was CERN who was at fault by sensationalizing their data to make the project look exciting. Koelman's response to my findings was, 'I fully agree. CERN's communications on this issue is a clear example of how not to do PR.' As a result of our collaborative approach in our discussion, a lot of misinformation was made clear that found fault with both sides of the issue - bad science on one side and bad PR practices on the side of CERN."
Marshall wants to accomplish the same result with his special report.
Media that may wish to schedule an interview with Marshall should contact David Gap at to.infinity@
Marshall is already scheduled for a March 4th appearance on the Kevin Cook Show radio program (see http://kevincookshow.com/