The Fictitious 1899 Interview with Tesla

The internet is abuzz with re-posts of a supposed 1899 interview with Nikola Tesla, by a journalist ‘John Smith’.

As much as we may like this to be real, it is not. Rather, it is a poorly translated excerpt from a play, ‘Tesla: Or Customisation of an Angel’ (meaning, Tesla) by Stevan Pešić, a Serbian playwright.

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Although I understand that people are hungry for Tesla’s words, I am dismayed that so many people, and supposedly credible sites, have not seen it reasonable to check their sources.
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The interview text was appropriated and misrepresented by someone who wanted to feed on people’s hopes and adoration of the genius that Tesla was. Unethical, and against the law, given that the original is copyrighted material.
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The play started out as a radio drama in Serbia. It became very popular and was made into a theatre play, first performed in Belgrade in 1995. Since then, the play has been performed 270 times (as at writing this article) at the National Theatre in Belgrade, as well as on tour in the cities of Serbia and abroad. In 2014, the play was made into a film twice – In 2001 by director Slobodana Ž. Jovanović, an by Dušan Mihailović in 2014, both of which aired on RTV NS.
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The creative liberty of the play takes this ‘interview’ way beyond facts, and the many inconsistencies attest to that. For instance, Einstein was only 20 years old during this supposed interview. His Theory of Relativity didn’t begin development until 1905, and he published his theory of general relativity in 1915. Tesla didn’t begin criticising the theory until later in his life. The word “radar” was not coined until the late 1930s. Black holes were not yet dreamt of. Mark Twain had not yet completed the ‘Mysterious Stranger’. Also, Tesla did not meet and care for his beloved pigeon until far later in his years. And there has never existed a publication called ‘Immortality’ in Colorado, in the US – the title was chosen as a symbol of Tesla’s legacy. Oh, and Tesla was not on his death bed in 1899 – He died in 1943.
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This story, as poignant as it is, does not represent the truth. It’s a philosophical fairy-tale of man and hope, of the soul, the light, and the universe.
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Sadly, misrepresentation/misquotation seems to be the way of the internet. Ironically, this blind perpetuation not only discredits the message, but serves to diminish – in this instance – the genius of Nikola Tesla by reducing him to a New Age Guru. Tesla was so much more than that.
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FOR THE CURIOUS
  • Watch the 2001 recording of the play here https://youtu.be/rL_5JLkzV_4 – with English subtitles.
  • Tesla’s timeline in 1899
  • An actual interview with Nikola Tesla with Samuel Cohen, published in the Electrical Experimenter in June 1915. Vol. III Whole No. 26, pages 39 & 45 (continued).
  • FBI archive hold 354 pages of Tesla’s papers, in 3 parts, much of which are blacked out for reasons of “national security.”
  • The National Theatre in Belgrade’s play entry (although the play is not currently on their repertoire).

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30+ Reasons Why THC is Effective in Treating Cancer

Conventional medicine seems further from a cure for cancer than when the search began decades ago. After billions of dollars of expenditure on research, the cancer rate still continues to climb.

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Cancer cells under electron microscope

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the western countries, second only to heart disease. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), every day worldwide, over 22,000 people die of cancer (2012 estimates).  The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades. With such high numbers, virtually every family is at risk.

Ironically, the ancient remedies that have been tried and tested over millennia are being debated or kept out of the mainstream.

Chemotherapy and radiation are far from safe. Both are extremely invasive, and neither can be selective, destroying the body’s immune system along the way. Surgery, where appropriate, is specific and can be the tipping point, particularly when followed up with natural medicines.

The magic word is – Balance. The balance between modern treatments and ancient remedies.

The majority of cancers, some 90–95% of cases, are due to environmental factors, which are largely within one’s control. The remaining 5–10% are due to inherited genetics.

Over time, DNA declines, as the telomeres,  which protect the end of a chromosome from deterioration, shorten. Explanation in the American Journal of Human Biology suggests that shorter telomeres are associated with increased cancer rates.

Remediating external factors, such as diet, has been shown to prevent new cancer cells from forming.  And natural remedies play a significant role in this.

What natural remedies – including Vitamin D, C, and B17 (strictly speaking, not a vitamin), and phytocannabinoids (specifically, delta-9-THC), among others – seem to do particularly well, is have the beneficial effect on our immune system as well as prevent the formation of new cancer cells.

Also, extensive medical studies into the effects of phytocannabinoids have shown that delta-9-THC also inhibits the tumor by selectively blocking key blood vessels needed for tumor growth, and so causes cancer cell death. Phytocannabinoids – the key active ingredient in cannabis – were found effective in fighting against colon cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer and several other forms of the disease.

Below are just some peer review studies that show that phytocannabinoids have an effect on many different types of cancer cells.

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The incredible weed

Peer Review Studies

Cannabis, Cannabinoids and Cancer – The Evidence so Far, Cancer Research UK

Are Telomeres The Key To Aging And Cancer? – Learn Genetics, Genetic Science Learning Centre

History of the Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids, USA National Cancer Institute

The links below lead to NCBI, which is a search engine for scientific and medical journals.  You will notice that they source the information from many global peer review journals.

Cannabis and Uterine, Testicular, and Pancreatic Cancers, USA National Cancer Institute

Cannabis-derived substances in cancer therapy–an emerging anti-inflammatory role for the cannabinoids, NCBI

Cannabis and Brain Cancer, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Cannabis and Mouth and Throat Cancer, US National Centre for Biology Information

Anti-tumoral action of cannabinoids on hepatocellular [liver] carcinoma, NCBI

Cannabinoids in intestinal inflammation and cancer:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536

Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494

Cannabis THC at High Doses in Area, Inhibits Cholangiocarcinoma cancer: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793

Targeting CB2 Cannabinoid Receptors as a Novel Therapy to treat Malignant Lymphoblastic Disease: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21115947

Cannabis Regulator of Neural Cell Development: ttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16787257

Cannabis treatment of Melanoma: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17065222

Cannabis Treatment for Thyroid Carcinoma: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18197164

Cannabinoids in Intestinal Inflammation & Cancer : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536

Cannabinoids in Health and Disease: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18286801

Cannabis a Neuroprotective After Brain Injury: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11586361

Cannabis Inhibits Cancer Cell Invasion: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19914218

Cannabis treatment of translocation-positive rhabdomyosarcoma: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19509271

Cannabis Induces apoptosis of uterine cervix cancer cells: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15047233

Cannabis Treatment in Colon Cancer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18938775

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19047095

Cannabis and Colorectal Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22231745

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17583570

Cannabis and Cancer Cells:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818634

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12648025

Marijuana and Cancer Cells:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16835997

Cannabis and Blood Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12091357

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16908594

Cannabis and Skin Cancer:

‪http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12511587

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19608284

Cannabinoids and the Immune System:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11854771

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12052046

Cannabis and Lung Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22198381?dopt=Abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21097714?dopt=Abstract

Cannabis and Tumor Cells:


‪http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1576089

‪http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20090845

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14640910

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19480992

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15275820

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15638794

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16818650

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20307616

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16616335

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16624285

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10700234

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17675107

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14617682

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17342320

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16893424

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15026328



Cannibas Partially & Fully Induced Cancer Cell Death:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12130702

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19457575

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18615640

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17931597

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18438336

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18387516

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15453094

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19229996

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9771884

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18339876

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12133838

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16596790

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11269508

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15958274

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19425170

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17202146

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11903061

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15451022

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20336665

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19394652

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11106791

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19189659

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16500647

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19539619

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19059457

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16909207

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18088200

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10913156

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18354058

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19189054

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17934890

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16571653

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19889794

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15361550

Cannabis and Breast Cancer

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20859676

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18025276

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21915267

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776349

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18454173

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16728591

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9653194

Cannabis and Prostate Cancer:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339795/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22594963

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15753356

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10570948

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19690545

 Cannabis Treatment of Leukemia:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15978942

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16754784

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15454482

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16139274

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14692532

Cannabis Treatment of Lymphoma:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18546271

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16936228

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16337199

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19609004

Cannabis and Cancer in General:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12514108

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313899

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053780

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18199524

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19589225

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12182964

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442435

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12723496

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16250836

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17237277

AND MORE FOR THE CURIOUS:

Alternative Cancer TherapiesThe Cancer Cure Foundation – Offers free information on over 100 alternative cancer therapies.

Antiemetics in patients receiving chemotherapy for cancer: a randomized comparison of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and prochlorperazine. N Engl J Med 302 (3): 135-8, 1980, Sallan SE, Cronin C, Zelen M, et al. [PUBMED Abstract]

“Cancer is a preventable disease that requires major lifestyle changes”Pharm. Res. 25 (9): 2097–116. doi:10.1007/s11095-008-9661-9PMC 2515569PMID 18626751, Anand P, Kunnumakkara AB, Kunnumakara AB, Sundaram C, Harikumar KB, Tharakan ST, Lai OS, Sung B, Aggarwal BB (September 2008).

Cannabis: pharmacology and toxicology in animals and humans. Addiction 91 (11): 1585-614, 1996, Adams IB, Martin BR [PUBMED Abstract]

Ecological Studies Of Ultraviolet B, Vitamin D And Cancer Since 2000, Grant William B. and Sharif B. Mohr

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Marijuana as antiemetic medicine: a survey of oncologists’ experiences and attitudes. J Clin Oncol 9 (7): 1314-9, 1991, Doblin RE, Kleiman MA [PUBMED Abstract]

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer , Bertone-Johnson Elizabeth R.

Vitamin D for Cancer Prevention: Global Perspective, Garland Cedric F., Edward D. Gorham, Sharif B. Mohr and Frank C. Garland

The power of wilful ignorance cannot be overstated

Some of the secrets about how marketers make you buy what they want you to buy: Make you want it, crave it, need it.

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By using the right choice of words, marketers can focus the conversation to exactly where they want to.

By using the right choice of words, marketers can focus the conversation to exactly where they want to.

By using the right choice of words, marketers can focus the conversation to exactly where they want to.

Technique 1:  Everybody believes what’s on the label.

Technique 2:  Focus on progress.

Technique 3:  Rely on the consumers’ preparedness to look the other way.

What I’m learning in my Marketing studies…

 

… has put me off marketing alltogether.