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Rodney Bartlett Author Interview

Out of Time explains how everything in the universe is scientifically created and provides thorough research and discussion on the topic. Why was this an important book for you to write?

There are two ways in which it was important to write it – 1) for myself, and 2) for others. To answer 1) and 2) together – It was a matter of self-expression. I first had ideas related to those in the book some 40 years ago. I started working on them seriously in 2005 when I wrote my first paperback. Then I continued developing my ideas and writing skills with more paperbacks during the next decade or so – and also with a website for science preprints called viXra, which I discovered in 2012. In the last few years, I tried submitting to science journals since I believed my thoughts were worth consideration and that my writing skills had become adequate. Sometimes I was severely criticized … sometimes my articles were highly praised, In both cases, every journal rejected everything I ever wrote (so I never progressed from pre-printed articles on the Internet to a printed one in a journal). I finally got smart enough to stop beating my head against a brick wall, stopped sending material to any science journal, and assembled my best writings into this book.

I appreciated all the research and references you provided in the book. What was something that surprised you during your research on this subject?

I was amazed at how well all my researches came together in the end! It was as if the book had already been written and was giving me an intriguing idea here and there. That speculation sounds simply impossible – but since the days of Albert Einstein, modern physics has been searching for a unified picture of the universe where everything in space and everything in time is entangled. If such a Unified Field Theory or Theory of Everything or Theory of Quantum Gravity truly exists, it’s logical that the book could have already existed (I must admit that typing those words makes me feel a bit uncomfortable – but maybe it shouldn’t).

What were some ideas that were important for you to explore in this book?

The book began when I read another book by Prof. Geraint Lewis and Dr. Luke Barnes about how to overturn astronomy’s Big Bang. I’d possessed a strong desire to do this since taking some astrophysics courses with Australian National University a year earlier (they were conducted by Prof. Paul Francis and co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Brian Schmidt). I found the Lewis/Barnes book a valuable guide – and added my ideas about Mobius strips, figure-8 Klein bottles, and Wick rotation. Then I went through the best of my previous writings and put together a collection of 11 essays totalling approx. 42,000 words. Ideas that are important to me in those previous writings include quantum gravity, division by zero, what I call vector-tensor-scalar geometry, modified evolution, band-gap implants in the brain which aren’t inserted surgically, the topological universe, dark matter/dark energy, interstellar/intergalactic/time travel, future computers, COVID-19, uniting science with religions and spirituality, and the little piece of science fiction that finishes the book – “Time Trek”.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I hope readers can catch at least a brief glimpse of the unlimited human potential! We all think we know what a human is, and what our civilization is like. But I’m convinced that we have no idea what people and civilization will be like in a thousand … a million … a billion years. I don’t know either. But I hope I can point readers in the right direction to see how different everything might be from today.

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This book adopts the view that the universe is infinite and eternal – but scientifically created. This paradox of creating eternity depends on the advanced electronics developed by future humanity. Those humans will develop time travel, plus programs that use “imaginary” time and infinite numbers like pi. They’ll also become the El or Elohim (names used by various religions to mean “God” or “the gods”). As astronomer Carl Sagan wrote in “Pale Blue Dot”, “Many religions teach that it is the goal of humans to become gods.” (I think that Elohim would be termed supernatural today, though their infinite abilities are actually natural outcomes of progress.)A look through the book will tell you that some ideas are frequently repeated. This is because each article is meant to be understood without reading the others … so the same ideas show up in more than one. I’ve tried to stay away from jargon and equations unless they’re necessary (I find that they often make a subject harder to understand, not easier). All objects and events on Earth, in space, and in time (including the inevitability of world peace and immortality) are just one thing – strings of electronics’ binary digits 1 and 0.

Out Of Time

Out of Time: Predicting the Science of Future Centuries and Millenia educates readers on the universe and how it is infinite and eternal, but scientifically created. It is written by Australian author Rodney Bartlett, who describes himself as a ‘citizen scientist’. It is clear that the author is very passionate and knowledgeable about this subject.

Out of Time has a simple to follow structure; it is structured into chapters, sections and subsections. These are all detailed in the Table of Contents at the beginning of the text, enabling the reader to select specific chapters or subsections to read.  Some of the chapters are long, whilst others are quite short, dependent on the subject. Overall the text is well structured, and tighter editing of the sentences would enhance its readability.

In this illuminating book the author switches from using scientific and mathematical phrases and jargon to more conversational language, which keeps things moving but consistently informative. The choice of more informal language allows the book to be more accessible to a wider audience.

I appreciated the numerous references provided throughout the book, which indicates that the authors has researched this topic thoroughly, and it allowed me to follow the subject in other text which greatly expanded my understanding of the ideas discussed. I think that consistent formatting in the reference lists would allow readers to find the article or book easier if they want to do further research.

There are multiple references to well-known scientists throughout the book such as; Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Galileo, and Kepler. This is helpful in linking older scientific research with newer scientific theories and theories and I liked how this placed the work in historical context and gave the impression that this idea transcends time.

Out of Time: Predicting the Science of Future Centuries and Millenia is a well-researched and highly enlightening book. The author makes a very complex subject accessible to everyday readers. It is always a pleasure to read a book written by such a passionate author.

Pages: 132 | ISBN: 6203573957

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