The Historical Role of Theocharis

Kaiser Wilhelm loved technology. In 1918, when the Germans suddenly, unexpectedly, discovered that they had lost the war, they turned against technology, believing that the war (for instance the machine gun) was technological.

Heisenberg invented a new kind of touchy-feely science, later called "Modern Physics", in order to revive funding for science. Under this new science, facts did not exist, and the observer was confused with the experiment. Wave-particle dualism and Heisenberg's Uncertainty, coupled with Einstein's Relativity, heralded a less rigorous, more human, soft, "science".

All other disciplines took their cue from Science, and so a retreat from rigour and from objectivity grew rapidly in all disciplines.

In 1987, Theocharis warned that a "science" like "modern Physics" which denied that facts existed went nowhere, and its support would disappear. (He was then suppressed.) Ten years later, Sokal was unable to mount an effective defence when science was attacked by softer disciplines like Sociology, which, as Theocharis had predicted, were claiming that their truths were as rigorous as those of Science. This was the "Science Wars".

Before Theocharis, Radfems has already pushed at an open door, opened by the betrayal of science by "Modern Physics". The feminisation of science by Heisenberg made science ripe for takeover, followed by the takeover of other disciplines. I am proposing that the illogical, confused arguments put out by radfems to justify their policies, including censorship and falsification, could not have gained interest or support in a culture with a healthy science which continued to respect objectivity, rigour, and the separation of the personal from the political.

Thus, we can follow the present crisis, when men have their children stolen, back to Heisenberg's attempt to restore the funding and support for science after the disaster of the Great War.

Ivor Catt 9sep01

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