Science Video Series Project

Center for Anthroposophical Endeavors

Center for Anthroposophical Endeavors

Foundation for Cultural Renewal

Foundation for Cultural Renewal

We need your help in raising money to fund a series of 12 short videos that explain how to understand the science of today and what it’s not telling you. These videos will only be 5 to 10 minutes long, and depending on the funding enthusiasm, will include 3D imaging to enhance the narrative.

The videos will explain science from the viewpoint of the Reciprocal System of Physics, Goethean Science, and Rudolf Steiner’s Science Courses.

When we reach 10k, the first of the series: Hot Stuff (see Episode Description below), will be produced and shown first to you, our donors for feedback.

Our target audience for the videos: 16 to 25 years of age

  1. Hot Stuff

Describing the “models” of understanding heat, and indicating the discrepancy in the several pictures brought about in the model. Highlighting the confusion in the states of matter with respect to heat. Heat is NOT just small spheres moving around.

  1. Cold Outside, Hot Inside

Further description of hot and cold with respect to infrared and microwave radiation. The question of energy. Why isn’t our microwave oven very cold, which it should be according to modern formulae? Sorin Cosofret’s research, and reciprocity.

  1. From Heat to Light

Interesting properties of the Sun: Hotter out there than on the Sun’s surface. The hot surface and cold sunspots. The candle and the Sun. A rotating candle: Which way does the flame point, and what does that mean? Reciprocal directions.

  1. From Spectres to Realities

Spectrum of light: Red to violet, a special case. Inverted spectrum with white background. The color circle, and its projection on a line. Infrared and ultraviolet: true opposites. Goethe and Ritter. Chemical and Biological oppositions in red and blue light.

  1. Inverted Rainbows

Rainbow and Inverted Rainbow: where they occur and where they don’t.  The beauty of magenta, and the problem of wavelength. The angle of the rainbow, and its physical meaning. Dark and Light as active entities, and the realm in between. Ernst Lehrs’ work.

  1. Light and its Baggage

Models of Light as solid, liquid, gas and waves. Polarization, reflection and refraction: accumulating burdens of light. Light as interaction and light as matter. The “real” world of the imaginary quantities. The “speed of light” and a way to see light as it is. Dewey Larson and Reciprocal System.

  1. Charged Up and Tensed

Interaction of light – electricity and magnetism. Similar troubles of electricity: Solid? Liquid? Gas? Wave? Or an ephemeral cloud? Gas discharges in vacuum vs. Light through air. Charges and surfaces, discrete and continuous. The question of “Tension” in one dimension.

  1. Current Issues

Electric current: the “liquid” problem. Resistance and lack thereof. Capacitance and Inductance: reciprocity. Current without a voltage drop! Magnet without poles! Static and current electricity: the real poles of electricity’s nature. The trouble with Maxwell.

  1. Flatland of Magnetism

The electromagnet and the iron magnet: planar nature of magnetism. Magnets, inertia, and memory. The so-called dipole as a replacement for the 2D nature of magnetism. Relation of magnetism to superconductivity. “Spin” as a 2D property. Spin current = magnetic current!

  1. The Electromagnetic Atom

How the 1D electricity is combined with 2D magnetism: “Nucleus” and “orbits”. Atomism and standing wave patterns. Wave-particle duality as an expression of the reciprocity inherent in electromagnetism. Forces at right angles to the fields.

  1. Forcing Things Through

Electric, magnetic, and mechanical forces. Inertia of the “electron”. What is mass? Pressure and force, and how they vary between states of matter. Slapping water to get solid, bursting tires to get liquid shockwaves. Crystalline nature of matter: rational earth and irrational meteors.

  1. Gravity of the Situation

Acceleration due to gravity, and its status. Circular and Linear motions: Galileo and Newton. Trickiness of orbits: Kepler.  How Newton left out the opposite force, leading to the present “law of gravitation” and theories of Einstein.

Gopi K. Vijaya PhD.
Technical Writer

Andre Deslauriers

Frank Dauenhauer 

Anne Nicholson
Program Director

Sebastian Bilbao


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