Nikola Tesla (July 9, 1856 – January 7, 1943) was a Serbian-American electrical engineer, inventor and physicist who contributed to many of the developments in the field of electricity. "It’s generally agreed that Tesla was an earlier inventor of radio than Guglielmo Marconi, who won the patent and a Nobel Prize."
The SI unit measuring magnetic flux density or magnetic induction (commonly known as the magnetic field), is named the tesla, in his honor (see induction motor).
He was Thomas Edison's main rival at the end of the 19th century, even surpassing him in fame in the 1890s.
Despite the international fame he received as a result of his work involving alternating current, he died relatively penniless in a New York hotel room.
- The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My Mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible; therefore I devoted the next few months to the study of this work.
- I made a further careful study of the Bible, and discovered the key in Revelation.
A Machine to End War
The liberal Wikipedia® quotes the 1937 interview "A Machine to End War" made by a German-American pro-Nazi propagandist George Sylvester Viereck where then 80 years old Tesla is supposedly promoting eugenics and other anti-Christian and radical views inherent to political agenda of Nazis. This controversial allusions should be treated with extreme care as they are neither based on Tesla's own handwriting nor supported with audiorecords (cf. "by Nikola Tesla as told to George Sylvester Viereck"). The problems with 1:1 actual quotations of sources is one of the gnostic traits that Nazism was demonstrably marked with.[note 1]
- Similarly weird case that smacks of adopting the same manipulative method was a 2012 interview with a then already retired Columbia University psychiatrist Robert L. Spitzer suffering from Parkinson's disease by proponents of gender ideology. Spitzer, at that time one week before turning 80, allegedly had spared to that very moment of interview the important claim about recanting his earlier papers (cf. "Now here he was at his computer, ready to recant a study he had done himself") declaring the possibility, with the help of the reparative therapy, to forsake the homosexual lifestyle for people who are strongly motivated to change. The article with interview is supporting views of radicalist Wayne Besen and political agenda of so called "gay support groups."
- New Yorker magazine
- Nikola Tesla (1982). My inventions: The autobiography of Nikola Tesla. NuVision Publications LLC, 41. “Up to that time I never realized that I possed any particular gift of discovery, but the Lord Rayleigh, whom I considered an ideal man of science, had said so, and if that was the case, I felt that I shold concentrate on some big idea. At this time, as many other times in the past, my tought turned towards my mother's teaching. The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My Mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible; therefore I devoted the next few months to the study of this work.”
- Arthur H. Matthews (1973). The Wall of Light: Nikola Tesla and the Venusian Space Ship, the X-12. Health Research Books, 27. “It seemed a hopeless undertaking, but I made up my mind to try it and immediately on my return to the United States in the summer of 1892, after a short visit to my friends in Watford, England; work was begun which was to me all the more attractive, because a means of the same kind was necessary for the successful transmission of energy without wires. At this time I made a further careful study of the Bible, and discovered the key in Revelation.”
- Viereck, George Sylvester (February 1937). A Machine to End War. PBS.org. Retrieved on 13 November 2015.
- Sushma Subramanian (18 May 2012). Psychologist Robert L. Spitzer apologizes for a controversial study about ex-gay therapy, which has since been used by socially conservative groups arguing that homosexuality is a choice.. Everyday Health Media. Retrieved on 13 November 2015. “Psychologist Robert L. Spitzer apologizes for a controversial study about ex-gay therapy, which has since been used by socially conservative groups arguing that homosexuality is a choice. ... Psychologist Robert L. Spitzer, 79, has long supported therapy to change the sexual orientation of homosexuals, as promoted in a study he published in 2001. But April 11, he retracted the study. ... Spitzer's study has been a political lightning rod for decades. Socially conservative groups have turned to it as evidence that homosexuality is a choice; gay support groups argue that the study is faulty.”
- Benedict Carey (18 May 2012). Psychiatry Giant Sorry for Backing Gay ‘Cure’. The New York Times. Retrieved on 13 November 2015. “Dr. Spitzer, who turns 80 next week, suffers from Parkinson’s disease and has trouble walking, sitting, even holding his head upright. ...The word he sometimes uses to describe these limitations — pathetic — is the same one that for decades he wielded like an ax to strike down dumb ideas, empty theorizing and junk studies. Now here he was at his computer, ready to recant a study he had done himself, a poorly conceived 2003 investigation that supported the use of so-called reparative therapy to “cure” homosexuality for people strongly motivated to change.”