|Martin Kokus -Who am I?|
| I was born May 16, 1950 in Colver, Pennsylvania and grew up near Ebensburg in a very ethnic population of coal miners. In college, I studied physics and was active in politics. In the spring of 1971 I went to a symposium at the U. of Pittsburgh which was to debate plate tectonics. Every argument put forward by the plate tectonicists was demolished. I went to the conference with a favorable opinion of the theory, after all, it was all that I was taught. I left with my eyes open. Afterward, several of the conveners issued a press release announcing that the conference affimed plate tectonics as the only paradigm in geology.
In 1973, I gave up on theoretical physics and was going to devote my life to studying human impacts on climate. I went to the U. of Virginia which was about the only place in the US where they were doing this. I took part in the first seminar on climate change in the US. We spent a lot of time studying surface change, deforestation, desertification, and urbanization. The greenhouse effect was dismissed in about 15 minutes. The earth was cooling and particulant pollution from fossil fuels partially offset any effect of CO2. But even then, the money was in proving global warming.
Then, excited by "Small is Beautiful," I went to the U. of Denver to study technology, development and modernization in the third world. I wanted to work on appropriate technology. I was working at a research institute that was well connected in Washington. I learned that small was ugly, appropriate technology was subversive, and the country was run by scum.
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| I pretty much avoided science technology and politics until 1986 when I started to seriously look at periodicities in earthquakes. At the age of 36, I started to seriously study science and challenge accepted dogma. Whenever the data conflicted with what I was taught, I followed my heart. Within the next 14 years I rejected many established theories and came to view academic science with a distrust.
By 1996, I thought that I had the basis of a grand unified theory. After some effort, I managed an invitation to a conference of astronomers and physicists at the University of Arizona. After my presentation, I quickly realized that I was combining theories that the audience never heard of to explain phenomena that they did believe existed.