Peter Wadhams is Professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Marine Sciences Group in the Scott Polar Research Institute.
Ever since Sir William Crookes published the results of his experiments in 1874, proving there are people in the invisible part of the universe, he immediately came under a vicious attack from powerful obscurants who had a great deal to lose from what had just been discovered - the religionists who would lose their monopoly on the vast and lucrative life after death industry and the scientific community that starts from the base that death is the end of everything: that there is no question of us having a soul.
I am familiar with the usual outrageous accusations aimed at Sir William Crookes, that he was a liar, a cheat, a crank, a fraud and that he was having sex with the medium that he worked with. However, in last months issue of The Paranormal Review (July 2002) Professor Bernard Carr reports that the obscurantists have also floated the idea that Sir William must have been poisoned by the chemical element that he discovered - thallium!
This is a new one on me, have you ever come across this little gem?
The psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman is partly responsible for the outrageous Open University programme about Sir William Crookes that is being shown on a regular basis on BBC 2 Television. This giant of subatomic physics is being destroyed by his enemies who still control education. I have written to the Principal of The Open University asking that this disgraceful attack on Sir William Crookes is withdrawn. I have not even received an acknowledgement of my letter. Please be kind enough to also fire in a letter of protest. The Principal of The Open University will have to take notice of a complaint from a professor of physics from Cambridge University. It's the sheer injustice of the whole thing that is making me so angry.
Related material on this site:
The Researches of Sir William Crookes into Psychic Phenomena - by Michael Scott
The Chemist Sir William Crookes Proved Survival With Repeatable Experiments Under Laboratory Conditions - by Michael Roll
Destruction of Sir William Crookes - Letter from Michael Roll to Prof. Peter Wadhams (June 14, 2001).
Only the Physics Connection is Censored - Open letter from Michael Roll to Dr. (now Prof.) Peter Wadhams (March, 2001)
Related material on other sites:
Tawdry New Efforts To Attack Sir William Crookes - Michael Roll's e-mail about Sir William Crookes (August 4, 2002) and the reply from Prof. Peter Wadhams (August 5, 2002) are also posted on the Jeff Rense site: www.rense.com.