Archive.org: Tom Bearden's humorous tale of his chat with Rajah

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"In a more humorous vein, I recently checked with my friend Rajah, in India, who moves logs with elephants in his logging business. Rajah is an expert on asymmetrical self-regauging systems called "elephants". His elephants forage for their feed, freely taking on excess energy from their environment and storing it, thereby asymmetrically regauging themselves. Then Rajah takes one elephant (one net force with some regauging energy to expend) and uses it to lift and carry one or more logs. He has to pay a little to direct the elephant, of course, by hiring the trainer. But the elephant produces far more work output than the work done on the elephant by the trainer/ rider. In fact, the elephant expends some of the free energy it has received from the environment in its foraging and asymmetrical self- regauging.

I discussed the problem of Lorentz symmetrical regauging with Rajah, and explained that in his business it would require that he always use his elephants in opposed matching pairs, straining fiercely one against the other. He exclaimed that such a scheme was utter nonsense, because then he himself would have to furnish the energy to drag both the struggling elephants and the logs to the loading dock! It was immediately obvious to him that such a proposed system was the worst of all possible solutions.

Rajah was astounded at my suggestion for such a thing, and asked me what on Earth prompted the Western scientists to make such a strange proposal. I explained to Rajah that all our own Western power systems were already built that way, and the electric companies were very proud of the fact that they therefore continually burned fuel by the trainloads to keep the Western "logging operations" and "paired elephants inside the generators" going furiously to move the loads.

Rajah looked at me intently for a long moment, saw that I was not joking even though my eyes were twinkling, then laughed uproariously for an extended period.

"That is very, very strange!" he exclaimed. "Never have I heard such a bizarre tale. I think that I will never understand your Western science and its insane way of trying to use its elephants!"

Rajah then asked a simple question, "How many logs have they moved with their elephants alone?" And I replied, "Not a single one! They constantly drag two opposing elephants and their load of logs around at the same time, sweating and puffing and blowing and burning fuel to do so. And our universities continue to assure us that such is the will of God and the laws of nature."

When I left, Rajah was till laughing uproariously, as he approvingly watched his own elephants working steadily and efficiently in singles."