Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What Has Become of Yury Brovko?

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

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Writing about the theory of relativity brought to my mind what I had written about Yury Brovko in my book The Manufacture and Sale of Saint Einstein at pages 837-839:

Yury Brovko has alleged that those who spoke out against relativity theory and Einstein in the Soviet Union ran the risk of severe political persecution. Yury Brovko, a critic of Einstein's claims to have originated the theory of relativity and a critic of the theory itself, alleges that there were many secret orders which effectively forbade criticism of Einstein in the U. S. S. R., and which forbade scientific journals, science departments and scientific organizations from receiving, considering, discussing or publishing literature which was critical of Einstein's theories.[1] American physics societies have also refused to consider for publication works critical of "fundamental theories", which is to say works critical of Einstein and "his" theory of relativity, or of quantum mechanics. Brovko refers to secret Orders of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1964 and before, but does not give any specific references to such orders which your author could attempt to verify. Brovko wrote, inter alia,

"B 1964 году Президиум АН СССР издает закрытое постановление, запрещающее всем научным советам и журналам, научным кафедрам
принимать, рассматривать, обсуждать и публиковать работы, критикующие теорию Эйнштейна."[2]

V. A. Bronshten stated in 1968,

"There is a sufficiently large group of pseudoscientists, who specialize in 'refuting' the theory of relativity. As a rule, the efforts of these 'refuters' only reveals their poor scientific literacy, although among them there are people with a university education."

"Есть довольно большая група гипотезоманов, специализировавшихся на «опровержении» теории относительности. Как правило, усилия этих «опровергателей» лишь отражают их низкую научную грамотность, хотя среди них попадаются и люди с высшим образованием."[3]

and,

"The so-called delirium of inventions and discoveries is one of the forms of paranoia. The nature of the disorder lies in the fact that the patient believes he has made an important invention or salient discovery, and that scientific-conservatives tragically cannot understand him. In this case the person remains completely normal in every other aspect of life, in the family, at work. [***] Thus, just in the year 1966, the Department of General and Applied Physics of the Academy of Science of USSR helped physicians to reveal 24 paranoiacs."

"Одной из форм паранойи является так называемый бред изобретений и открытий. Сущность его состоит в том, что больному кажется, будто он сделал важное изобретение или выдающееся открытие, и что вся беда в том, что его не могут понять ученые-консерваторы. При этом во всем остальном—в жизни, в семье, в работе—человек остается совершенно нормальным. […] Так, только за один 1966 г. Отделение общей и прикладной физики АН СССР помогло медикам выявить 24 параноика."[4]

Lifshitz stated in 1978,

"It appears to me that there are two types of pseudoscientists. One of them--people with paranoid mental lapses, who absolutely believe in what they are saying. These are not scientific afferists, but are simply not completely normal people, whom you unfortunately encounter. They, as a rule, are occupied by fundamental questions: they refute quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity and so forth. However, they are completely normal when discussing other issues."

"Лжеученые, как мне кажется, бывают двух типов. Один из них — люди с параноидальными психическими сдвигами, они абсолютно верят в то, что сами говорят. Это не научные аферисты, а просто не в полне нормальные люди, с которыми, к сожалению, приходится встречаться. Они, как правило, занимаются фундаментальными вопросами: опровергают квантовую механику, теорию относительности и т. д. Причем об остальных вещах они рассуждают нормально."[5]

In the same period of time, anyone who questioned the legitimacy of the Soviet State, or wished to leave it, was also considered psychotic--often dubbed "paranoid" and imprisoned in psychiatric prisons, even if he or she behaved in a completely sane, very normal way.[6] The same fate apparently befell many who dared to question the theory of relativity, or who called attention to Einstein's plagiarism. This recalls Trofim Denisovich Lysenko's tyrannical reign over the field of genetics and the murder, imprisonment and banishment of dissenting scientists in the Soviet Union.

I would very much like to interview Yury Brovko. His is a fascinating story and will wake up Americans to the dangers of the Bolshevization of America. If anyone can put me in touch with him, I would be most grateful.

NOTES:

1). Y. Brovko, "Einshteinianstvo--agenturnaya set mirovovo kapitala", Molodaia Gvardiia, Number 8, (1995), pp. 66-74, at 70. Юрий Бровко, “Эйнштейнианство —
агентурная сеть Мирового капитала”, Молодая гвардия, № 8, (1995), сс. 66-74; and Y. Brovko, "Razgrom einshteinianstvo", Priroda i Chelovek. Svet, Number 7, (2002), pp. 8-10. Юрий Бровко, “Разгром эйнштейнианства”, Природа и Человек. Свет, № 7, (2002), сс. 8-10.

2). Y. Brovko, "Einshteinianstvo--agenturnaya set mirovovo kapitala", Molodaia Gvardiia, Number 8, (1995), pp. 66-74, at 70. Юрий Бровко, “Эйнштейнианство — агентурная сеть Мирового капитала”, Молодая
гвардия, № 8, (1995), сс. 66-74.

3). В. А. Бронштен. Беседы о космосе и гипотезах. Наука, Москва, (1968), стр. 206. V. A. Bronshten, Besedy o kosmose i gipotezakh, Nauka, Moscow, (1968), p. 206.

4). В. А. Бронштен. Беседы о космосе и гипотезах. Наука, Москва, (1968), стр. 198. V. A. Bronshten, Besedy o kosmose i gipotezakh, Nauka, Moscow, (1968), p. 198.

5). И. Лифшиц, “Возможно ли ‘невозможное’?” Литературная газета, № 24, (14 Июня 1978), стр. 13. E. Lifschitz, "Vozmozhno li ‘Nevozmozhnoe’?", Literaturnaia gazeta organ Pravleniia Soiuza sovetskikh pisatelei SSSR, Number 24, (14 June 1978), p. 13.

6). H. Fireside and Z. A. Medvedev, Soviet Psychoprisons, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, London, (1979), p. 140.