Was DePalma another misguided scientist or a misunderstood visionary? It took twenty years for Lynn Margulis to vindicate her theories and it took over 200 years for Lamarck’s work on soft inheritance to rise victorious from the darkness of scornful condemnation.
DePalma’s experiment with steel balls in 1972 showed that certain physical properties of an object are radically altered—both its mass and inertia—if it is rotated. According to DePalma, rotation produces a force field, specifically around the main axis of the rotating object, that he measured and called a torsion field or spin field. Time-lapse stroboscopic photographs revealed that the steel ball rotating at ~27,000 rpm flew higher and fell faster than the companion ball that was not rotating. DePalma had since conducted experiments on “bodies in rotation” including massive objects (e.g., over 30 lbs), spinning at very high velocities (~7600 revolutions/minute).
The phenomenon “presents a dilemma which can only be resolved or understood ... on the basis of radically new concepts in physics,” wrote DePalma in May 1977. Altering the properties of mechanical objects (i.e. changing their inertia) contravenes the conservation of energy, added DePalma, “because we have associated the properties of an object with the space which contains the object. The space which contains the object also contains energy.” DePalma contemplated that “we can attempt to extract the energy without worrying where it came from, or we can attempt to understand physics, ourselves, and the Universe by a new formulation of reality.”
Richard C. Hoagland “DePalma realized that the spinning ball was not about anti-gravity at all. That, instead, it represented a unique window into a far deeper reality ... re the very energy structure of space and time itself and the extraordinary possibilities of extracting that unlimited, free energy via a variety of appropriate technologies,” said Richard C. Hoagland of The Enterprise Mission. “One of our unfinished, on-going discussions (abruptly cut short by Bruce's tragic and untimely death, in 1997 ...) was a resolution of exactly where this free space energy was coming from,” added Hoagland. Perhaps, added Hoagland, " it is not really coming from 3-Space at all—but literally from a higher dimensional reality, made available in this dimension as a propagating torsion field distortion.”
DePalma claimed that the rotation phenomenon and its force field could be used in a number of different ways—the vibrations from the force field can be a cure for cancer; the rotating effect may be harnessed for the creation of an antigravity device and a 200-mile-per-gallon automobile. He suggested that it could eventually produce a world free from hunger, war and poverty. So, what happened?
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