TABLE OF CONTENTS


PREFACE: THE FORBIDDEN IDEA

PREFACE FOR SCIENTISTS, PHILOSOPHERS,
AND HISTORIANS OF SCIENCE

PART ONE:  THE ANCIENT AND SECRET WAR

I) THE EVERLASTING BATTLE / Occultism vs. Materialism

II) THE FIRST REVOLT / Democritus, Epicurus, Lucretius and the Overthrow of
Mythology

1. The Origination of Scientific Materialism
2.  The Collapse of Mythology

III) THE SECOND REVOLT / Galileo, Huygens, Newton and the Enlightenment
Rebellion against the Scholastic Philosophy

1. The End of the Dark Ages and the Persecution of Galileo
2. From Descartes to Newton / The Glory Years of Materialism
3. The Misrepresentation of Newton’s
Principia / The Last Materialist
Loses to the Onslaught

IV) THE THIRD REVOLT / The 19th Century Revolutions in Biology, Chemistry and
Physics

1.  The Violent Battle for Materialism in Biology from Hobbes to
Darwin
2.  The Suppression of Herapath and Waterston
3.  Maxwell and the Etherists vs. the "Action at a Distance" of  
Electricity and Magnetism.
4.  The Rejection and Suicide of Boltzmann

V) IMPLICATIONS OF THE FIRST THREE REVOLTS

1.  Could the Accuracy of the Materialistic Conceptions be Coincidental?
2.  What Do Past Successful Theories Tell Us About Theory Criteria?
3.. Eight Important Points Concerning the History of Science


PART TWO:  THE FOURTH REVOLT

VI) INTRODUCTION TO 20TH CENTURY PHYSICS

VII) THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
/ Special Theory of Relativity

1.  A Glimpse of the Wizard
2.  The Coming Storm / The Michelson-Morley Experiment and the Fall
of the Third Revolt
3.  Lorentz-Poincare Ether Theory of Relativity
4.  Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity vs. Ether Analyses
5.  The Speed of Light is Faster West than East / Sagnac, Michelson and
Selleri vs. an Inherent Constancy of the Speed of Light

VIII) OVER THE RAINBOW/ Quantum Mechanics

1.  The Birth of the Magically Ubiquitous Particle / The "Old Quantum"
Theory
2.  Schrodinger vs. the Magical Conceptions of Quantum Mechanics
3.  The Rejection of Schrodinger
4.  Schrodinger's Cat
5. Bohm and Bell vs. the "Proof" against Determinism

IX) RETURNING TO KANSAS/ Ether Theory and comprehensible physical analogies
for the Greatest Physics Mysteries

1.  The Incredible Oscillon! / Mechanistic Analogies for Atomic and
Molecular Bonds
2.  Explaining the "Impossible to Explain" / Demystifying the Two Slit
Experiment
3.  Removing the Paradox from the Twin Paradox / Clock Retardation
without Time Dilation
4. "Black Holes" and "Solar Systems" in Your Aquarium / Fluid Models of Gravitation


X) THE FALL OF OZ / Challenging Modern Arguments against the Comprehensible,
the Rational and the Intuitive

1.  The "Lot's-of-Things-Go-Against-Common-Sense" Argument
2.   The "Universe-Is-To-Us-As-Algebra-Is-To-Baboons" Argument
3.  The "Whole New Universe" Argument

XI) EXPANDING EARTH / Carey vs. Plate Tectonics

1. Crustal ages and matching Pacific outlines
2. Sisters across the Pacific / Biogeographical evidence
3. The dinosaur circuit / More biogeographical evidence
3. Paleomagnetic data
4. Geometric proof

XII) THE PROMETHEAN COMPLEX / The Slaughter of the Truth-Seekers and the
Reverence of the Frauds.

1.  The Promethean Complex
2.  Evolutionary Origins
3.  The Aggrandizement of Self


XIII) THE "GHOST IN THE MACHINE"/ Dennett Vs. The Seeming Intangibility of the
Mind

XIV) CONSILIENCE / Wilson vs. The Irreducible Complexities of the Social Sciences
and the Humanities

XV) THE EMERGENCE OF SPLENDOR FROM THE DARK, THE SILENT, AND THE
COLD
/ A Materialist’s View of the Universe

References
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