Book Description Overall this book is a
paradigm-breaking book for science in that it reveals in some detail a
viable larger perspective and framework for scientific description of
nature and human evolvement in that framework. It is also a
conscious-raising book and a hope-raising book for humanity in that it
shows people how to use their own intentionality to bring
about...beneficial...changes...in their own bodies. Such changes naturally
lead to significant growth in the individual's
About the Author Dr. Tiller has been a
professor in the department of materials science and engineering at
Stanford University from 1964 to the present, and chairman of that
department from 1966 -1971. As professor emeritus he has been actively
involved in research at Stanford since 1-1-92. He has been a consultant to
government and industry in the fields of metallurgy and solid state
physics and an associate editor of two scientific journals. He has
published more than 250 scientific papers, three technical books, and has
five patents issued in his conventional science areas. Fields of
specialization are crystal growth, surfaces and interfaces, physical
metallurgy, semiconductor processing, thin film formation and computer
simulation. He as also been an associate editor for the journal of
Holistic Medicine, and has published more than 70 additional papers and
this book in the field of psychoenergetics.
Dr. Tiller's excellent book, SCIENCE AND
HUMAN TRANSFORMATION, boldly goes where few books dare to enter.
Tiller presents a fascinating model of our universe as being
multi-dimensional with a spiritual component. This book will likely
be enjoyed most by readers who have experienced psychic or
psycho-kinetic events in their lives, and are seeking a rational
explanation for what might be going on. Those who have not yet had
such experiences may not be convinced that such things exist -- even
after reading Tiller's fascinating account of how he created a
gas-discharge device in the 1970's while he was a professor at
Stanford University which demonstrated that "anyone could produce a
positive (psychokinetic) result".
SCIENCE AND HUMAN TRANSFORMATION is a joy to read for anyone who
loves to play with new ideas and theories. It contains a wealth of
schematic diagrams, charts, equations and references to support the
theories Tiller presents. This book will most appeal to readers who
love books they can ponder for some time, as it is packed with such
ideas as: sensory arrays, etheric light cones, nodal networks and
The main point of SCIENCE AND HUMAN TRANSFORMATION is that the
component of mind and consciousness has long been excluded from
scientific study, and even omitted from Theories Of Everything
(TOEs). Obviously, if we're going to have a theory of everything it
had better include consciousness! Tiller knows this quite well, and
artfully constructs a bridge for future scientists with open minds
to cross over to a place where unseen things (such as human energy
fields) have huge effects. If we want to know what has eluded us for
so long, we need to go to the very places which are currently least
well understood. SCIENCE AND HUMAN TRANSFORMATION provides a sturdy
bridge for us to reach those previously unknown places.
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Author's rebuttal to Roger Stout's Review,
September 20, 2000
I suspect that Roger
Stout set out to try to trash this book without first going through
the effort of seriously reading it. This can be readily seen from
the word equation that he misquotes. He obviously didn't read the
surrounding text with any care to see what kind of a pedagogical
bridge I was building via that set of word equations. The point
about direct space and reciprocal space that seems to have eluded
Stout is that, together, they aoutomatically provide for both the
particle aspect and the wave aspect of substance, the two
fundamemental but entangled features dealt with by quantum
mechanics. The novel approach that I have taken in this book allows
one to distinquish these two complementary aspects simultaneously.
Furthermore, it is surprising to me that a supposed professional
engineer would make the mistake of trying to compare the distance
scale of reciprocal space since this is a frequency scale. They do
not have the same units of measurement and, therefore, cannot be
directly compared, as undergraduate engineers in all universities
are taught. If Stout had not been so intent on his "lashing" goal,
he might have realized that the very small in direct space
corresponds with the very high frequency region in reciprocal space.
Likewise, the very large in direct space corresponds with the very
small frequency region of reciprocal space. Since high frequency for
photons corresponds with high particle energy, he shold have at
least seen how the particle size scale in the angstrom and below
range match qualitatively with the energetics of fundamental
particles. As an illustrative example, if a time domain pattern has
a 10 nanosecond interval, then its frequency domain counterpart
along the inverse time coordinate would be comprised of a set of
waves localized around 0.628 gigahertz for the first band. Likewise,
if one has a direct spaces spherical object of 1 angstrom diameter,
the first band counterpart in reciprocal space would be comprised of
waves in the 6.28 x 10 ^8 cm ^( -1) range. Changing the scale of
direct space units that one wishes to use just produces a
corresponding scale change of the reciprcal space units one must
use. Stout states how much he liked Talbot's book, "The Holographic
Universe", yet he seems to have missed the crucial point that the
entire basis of holography is wave diffraction. Further, the
resultant wave intensity diffracted from any kind of direct space
geometrical object can be shown to arise from the modulus of the
Fourier Transform for that geometrical shape. He should have learned
this in his electrical engineering classes. It is sad that Stout was
so intent on trashing this book rather than reading it with an ip
mind-he might have learned something useful for his life! As a final
comment by the author to this open forum , this book was not in any
way casually written, and I know that is is challenging for some
readers. However, one should keep in mind tht it was based on 35
years of personal experimentation and thought by an acknowledged
world-class expert in several areas of academic science. This same
author taught for over 30 years at one of the most prestigious
universities in the world, Stanford University, and was selected to
be Chairman to study these new areas of human experience. During his
industrial and academic career, he has published over 300
peer-reviewed scientific papers in various international journals
plus 3 three technical books, all of which have meaningfully aided
the evolution of the materials science and materials engineering
fields. Can Stout, the trasher, claim as much! In today's world,
unfortunately, it seems very easy to trash the works of others. It
is much more difficult to constructively build upon them. Roger
Stout would be well served by paying more attention to his
intenttions than to his misquided logic.
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful:
Hope for science and engineering, April 4,
2002 Reviewer: A reader One needs a deep intuitive mind
to appreciate this book. It's an excellent book that holds a beacon
of light to the future of science in America which has become so
warped with lack of intuition. Currently, we are following an old
paradigm of dark ages "materialistic science and theories" - it's
very hard for someone who is still stuck in dark ages to appreciate
the value of intuition which comes through understanding and
experience of subtle energies. In anycase, people might argue over
the value of this book, as a biomedical engineer and a scientist, I
must say that Prof. Tiller has made full use of this Stanford
position to bring to the world the best, instead of playing politics
with funding agencies and approval of his peers for his
self-preservation or ego gratification. An excellent book only for
those with an OPEN HEART and MIND (BOTH!)
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful:
This book is truly
revolutionary and because it is, it will elicit the disdain of
conventional linear thinkers--as it has.
You "bounded," conventional scientists out there who laugh at
this book and criticize it for not presenting scientific evidence
and "proof"--let me ask you, if one is exploring boundaries, how can
one present the kind of evidence you are seeking?
And it will be praised by those who dare to explore the unknown
and make speculative connections.
If you are interested in exploring non-linear ways of thinking
and if you are interested in the intersection of physics and biology
this book is definitely a must read for you.
On the other hand, if you are not a scientist but have a strong
intellectual bent and can digest dense scientific material you might
be able to plow through and enjoy the book. But you will need to
have a reason to read it. For example, if you are interested in Feng
Shui or the Chinese concept of "ch'i and would like to see if there
could be a scientific basis for these ancient Chinese ideas and
practices, then you'll probably be rewarded.
I strongly recommend this book for those who are open-minded and
ready to go on a boundary-challenging, albeit uncertain journey, one
that can only be enjoyed if one is willing to do without our
familiar intellectual crutches for the duration.
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Science + Superstition = Nonsence, June 21,
2001 Reviewer: A reader I cannot believe this man is a
professor at Stanford University. I was looking for a book that
would present a scientific explanation for unexplained phenomenon.
This book is pseudoscience and superstition from a mind stuck in a
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful:
Tiller vs. Stout, June 4, 2001 Reviewer:
A reader Having read the controversy between Dr. Tiller
and Mr. Stout, I have to say that Mr. Stout's notion of science
(what he calls "real science")is narrow and reductionist.
I applaud Dr. Tiller and his co-author for stepping out of the
old reductionist confines of "real science" to open our eyes to its
human potential. There are many valuable avenues opened up by the
book, areas where there could be great transformative potential. The
one that I am most familiar with is the relationship between what
Dr. Tiller talks about and the Chinese practice of Feng Shui.
As someone who grew up observing the positive effects of Feng
Shui on the lives of those who believed and practiced it, Dr.
Tiller's book was an eye-opener as it provides the beginnings of a
scientific basis for Feng Shui.
For those of us who are interested in the human potential of
science, this is a must read. It is not for those, like Mr. Stout,
whose paradigm of science is so narrowly reductionist that anything
more expansive is immediately viewed as a threat and an opportunity
to go on the attack.
Finally, lest Stout and others like him should disparage people
based on their lack of credentials, I have a Ph.D and was trained at
one of the top universities in this country. I have also taught at
the elite university where Dr. Tiller spent many years of his
distinguished career as a leading scientist.