Sunday, 17 January 2016

Mr Warder's Electric Universe

My last post was about an extraordinary book published in 1903, in which a Mr Warder presented his 'ideas' about the electric nature of life, the universe, and everything. Since I don't feel like writing about anything much just now I thought I'd give you what might be called the title abstract of his book:
The universe is a vast electric machine or organism creating its
own cosmic force, lighting and heating itself from its own latent
electric fires, and bound together by invisible electric bands pulling
and guiding with the swiftness of lightning, and the power and wisdom
of Omnipotence.
Even the great Nikola Tesla didn't go that far, but then he wasn't merely an armchair scientist; he tried his ideas out. Here's a picture of Nikola, doing just that:

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