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Book Review: A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact by Richard Dolan, Bryce Zabel

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A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact by Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel discusses what is known about UFOs, as well as the conditions precedent for the capabilities of extraterrestrial visitors to earth. For instance, the extraterrestrials would be required to possess craft that could hover silently, negotiate the upper atmosphere, disarm sophisticated electronics and negate the impact of known gravitational forces effortlessly.

The author determined that religious institutions or their belief systems could survive an extraterrestrial appearance on earth. There appear to be structures on Mars that were placed there by intelligent life somewhere. Bacteria are believed to be on meteorites yet there is no detectable nitrogen or phosphorus cited. Only four percent of the matter of the universe has been found. In addition, machines will soon be smarter than people according to futurist Ray Kurtzweil. The prospect of genetically modified humans is potentially at our doorstep.

Seemingly real UFO pictures are presented by Hannah McRoberts. These pictures depict an unknown object which appears to be a flying saucer with a light source in the undercarriage. The ship navigates by centrifugal force that may be fusion powered. The huge centrifugal force would be required to achieve the typical lift of a space carriage upward and multi-directionally.

A.D. After Disclosureis a good foundational book on the conditions precedent for a real UFO appearance. The book presents unexplained photographic evidence of random sightings by various parties. The sightings could be explained by spacecraft appearing and disappearing in a time warp.

The difficulty for science today is to verify the source and ultimate destination of UFOs, as well as the physical bodies of spacecraft occupants. In addition, time warps are not fully understood by any scientific law or theory that could be replicated independently, although fractal geometry may help to explain the time warp boundaries methodically.

Despite the facts presented by the authors, the real evidence is unconnected to any measurable cause and effect occurrence. Unexplained phenomena are presented without sufficient explanation of the source and destination of the crafts. Yet, A.D. After Disclosure does bring readers closer to the real prospect of visitors from another planet. Only time and additional space exploration will reveal the truth or falsity of the inferences suggested by the authors.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.
  • Joe

    This is the most poorly written and non scientific article I’ve ever read on the subject. I doubt the scientific credentials of the person who wrote it. Please stop throwing around concepts you don’t understand, like physics. Its embarrassingly silly.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Read my article carefully. i.e.

    “The difficulty for science today is to verify the source and ultimate destination of UFOs, as well as the physical bodies of spacecraft occupants.”

    Time and future space exploration will reveal the details of the foundational science underlying the author’s impressions.

    Further down the line, I stated:

    “Despite the facts presented by the authors, the real evidence is unconnected to any measurable cause and effect occurrence.”

    You need to read the book and look at the pictures to decide on the evidence yourself.

  • http://www.RosesSpanishBoots.com Christopher Rose

    Actually, the difficulty for proponents of UFOs is explaining how it is all being kept so secret.

    I heartily wish it was the case but I don’t believe for one millisecond that aliens are or have been amongst us.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    I agree with you Chris. We should open up Area 51 to public scrutiny and de-classify all governmental documents in this area so that scientists can look at the evidence dispassionately.

    I believe that expeditions to Mars will yield evidence of life forms having visited the planet by reference to artifacts, small tools, pottery etc. If we hadn’t gotten involved in the dual wars in Iraq/Afghanistan- we would have had more money for space exploration, energy exploration and social programs here on earth.

  • http://www.RosesSpanishBoots.com Christopher Rose

    Perhaps you have misunderstood me, Doc M; I don’t believe there is any actual evidence of genuine UFO visits because it has never happened…

    By the way, putting my Comments Editor hat on, could I ask you to stop posting your comments in that narrow format? It is getting really tedious to keep re-formatting them for you…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    The government has revealed the truth about alien contact – there hasn’t been any – but, as with anything the government says, there are a lot of people who don’t believe them and never will.

    In an almost inconceivably old and vast universe it would be incredible if the only form of intelligence it had ever produced was us, but almost equally incredible if another intelligent civilization just happened to exist at the same time as ours, just happened to be in the same part of the cosmos, just happened to know we were here, just happened to give a toss and just happened to possess the highly advanced technology needed to cross even the relatively trivial distances between the closest star systems.

  • http://www.RosesSpanishBoots.com Christopher Rose

    Almost completely agree with you, Doc D; I would just tend to disagree on the point that it would be incredible if other intelligent life existed at the same time as us. The slow way life evolves, and especially intelligent life – which arguably is not yet fully realised here on Earth – means that it is actually quite likely that it would evolve in different places at roughly the same time.

    Agreed that finding ways to have meaningful engagement seems very challenging though.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    There are a lot of big assumptions made when discussing the likelihood of other life and/or intelligence in the universe, Chris, many of which – and possibly all of which – may be invalid.

    You made a major invalid assumption in your above hypothesis, which is that all stars whose environs might be conducive to the rise of life are the same age, which is absolutely not the case.

    Even so, we’ve closely observed stars which are of a similar type and age to ours, and found nothing to suggest they harbour intelligent technological civilizations.

    And even if you’re right, we’re talking about cosmological timescales here. A star which is “about the same age” as Sol could be a couple of million years older or younger. Bearing in mind that the longest-lasting civilizations on Earth so far have only persisted for a few thousand years, it means it’s quite likely that two “twin” stars could both produce technological civilizations at about the same time – and they’d still miss each other.

    Life actually did evolve rather rapidly here on Earth in cosmological terms, although it suffered a number of setbacks in the shape of major extinction events. I suppose you could argue that the number of big extinctions any life-bearing planet would experience would average out over time to be about the same as Earth’s, but this isn’t necessarily going to be the case. Life on any hypothetical planet could have been wiped out early on by some apocalyptic catastrophe, or it could have got lucky and escaped any or many major extinctions, allowing it to get a huge head start on us.

    The biggest assumption of all, of course, is that intelligence must come from organic life, which isn’t necessarily the case. Indeed, what we call “life” here on Earth might not even be duplicative at all, but just one of the countless billions of weird things that the chemistry of the universe throws up from time to time.

    I’m hoping to be proved wrong about that last one as we take a closer look at places like Mars, Europa, Ganymede, Titan and Enceladus. There’s some extremely fascinating stuff happening there, and if we find that what’s going on with the organic chemistry there is the same or similar to what goes on with it here, it will be a hugely thrilling and significant discovery.

  • http://www.RosesSpanishBoots.com Christopher Rose

    Doc D, I didn’t actually say anything about the age of stars, so you are kind of arguing a point with yourself.

    My point is that the specifics of the problems our “intelligent” lifeform has faced probably don’t really matter.

    I think the important thing here is not the evolution of humanity but the evolution of intelligence, which I also believe is still in its infancy as far as this planet is concerned. Supporting evidence? Well, 95% or more of everything we know has happened in the last 100 years, to say nothing of the large amount of stupidity we have to deal with!

    I doubt the human form we currently see as normal is going to last much longer; possibly not in my life time but certainly within that of today’s children, the species is going to evolve and diversify, partly as a natural process and partly due to the exponential growth of a whole range of technologies.

    Getting back to the synchronicity angle, granted it may be challenging to prove but I anticipate/predict/expect that intelligence will evolve in many different places around the universe and that it will find ways of forging connections across the distance between us.

  • Igor

    Dr. Joe: we’ve been successfully exploring Mars for some time with rovers and robots, so to send humans there is foolish, a waste of valuable resources (both time and money) and will simply retard space exploration.

    Unmanned space flights are needed. Manned space flights are just publicity gags to impress the simple-minded. Wasting resources on show-biz flights to the moon and mars will assure that we never explore space in the brief time before us, as we are sure to be wiped out either by an astronomic event like an asteroid, or we’ll simply destroy ourselves by pursuing stupid wars.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Igor, agreed that unmanned exploration is a lot cheaper, easier and more cost-effective, but if we don’t also continue to develop our manned space capability, we are going to be wiped out sooner or later by an asteroid, a war or some other catastrophe anyway.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    I agree with Dr. Dreadful. At some point, we need to colonize space. With regard to Mars, I believe that the more important item is mining for rare earths or their equivalent.

    In the more distant future, Titan could produce a huge find in gases. In fact, the energy on Titan could fuel our space efforts in this solar system.

  • Igor

    Even if we could save the human race by sending people elsewhere than earth, we would just be creating a curse for the rest of the universe. Humans are too vain and unstable to persist, or even to be allowed to persist. The Human Race is not a Climax Species: we don’t have what it takes for long term asymptotic survival. Too self-destructive.

    Imagine Newt Gingrich as Emperor of Mars, and you get some idea. Yet, lots of people want that and voted for Newt to be de facto Emperor of Earth.

  • Igor

    Dr. J: Why do you believe: “…I believe that the more important item is mining for rare earths or their equivalent.”

    Why?

    Why?

    All the ‘rare earths’ we need are readily available in China, or even in San Berdoo near the Nevada border.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    That’s why they are called rare earths- because they are rare. Our USA population is trending to a half billion before the close of this century and the global population will be trending 10 billion people by the close of the century. Sooner or later, we will begin to run our supply short. Even if the supply doesn’t run short, there will be disputes over the short supply remaining.

  • http://www.RosesSpanishBoots.com Christopher Rose

    Igor, re your #13, we humans haven’t finished evolving yet, so it is a little early for that kind of judgement, although I would concede that it is more important that intelligence survives rather than humans in particular.

  • Igor

    @7-Chris: No, you’re wrong. Human life has only been around about 100,000 years, a mere blink in the 4billion year history of the earth and the 200million year history of earth lifeforms.

    Humans have been around a short time and our propensity for self-destruction (whether of the H-bomb variety or the self-poisoning of environmental destruction) far exceeds our ability to deal with our opportunities successfully.

    We will disappear shortly: a failed experiment that couldn’t subdue it’s avarice and used it’s gifts to self immolate.

    We are far down the path to self-destruction. Maybe that’s a good thing as we might thereby spare the universe a nuisance of a sanitation detail.

    …The slow way life evolves, and especially intelligent life – which arguably is not yet fully realised here on Earth – means that it is actually quite likely that it would evolve in different places at roughly the same time.

  • Igor

    @8-Dr D: Yes, you’re right. Even the most superficial person should realize that with a human history of a mere 100,000 years there’s small chance of something similar in the 14billion year history of the universe.

  • Igor

    @9-Chris: No. Evolution is slow and we are superannuated. There is a short fuse on our self-destruction.

    …within that of today’s children, the species is going to evolve and diversify…

  • Igor

    @12-Dr. J.: Colonize?! Really?! You mean send out armies to subdue the natives and force them into slavery so they can mine resources at cheaper cost than what’s required on earth?

    Yikes!

    Is that the first thing that the human mind, so highly evolved in it’s own vain opinion, can think of?

    Invasion.

    Murder.

    Slavery.

    Thievery.

    I suppose you’re even willing to torture the natives.

    To save a couple of bucks on labor costs?

    For a Few Dollars More?

    At some point, we need to colonize space.

  • http://www.RosesSpanishBoots.com Christopher Rose

    You’re far too jaded and cynical, Igor…

  • Igor

    @15-Dr. J: rare earths are merely rare, they are NOT non-existent. And we need very little.

    Do you think they are more common elsewhere?

    Why?

    That’s why they are called rare earths- because they are rare.


    …rare earths, 17 elements that are common but unusual in concentrations high enough to make mining financially worthwhile.

    Molycorp

    Reporting from Mountain Pass, Calif. –

    Fear of a shortage of rare-earth metals used in high-tech military and industrial products has spawned global efforts to reopen abandoned mines, including the formidable Mountain Pass Mine in California’s Mojave Desert.

    Discovered in the 1940s by uranium prospectors, Mountain Pass contains an array of rare earths, including cerium and lanthanum, in concentrations almost double those found at the world’s biggest rare-earth mine, China’s Bayan Obo.

    “You’re looking at the greatest rare-earth deposit in the world,” says operations manager John Benfield as he ushers a visitor around the 2,200-acre site 60 miles southwest of Las Vegas.

    Benfield’s employer, Molycorp Minerals in Colorado, has just begun a two-year effort to restore Mountain Pass to its former role as a leading global producer. Those plans were given a boost recently amid fears that China was poised to ban exports of some of the scarcer rare-earth metals and to sharply limit shipments of others.

    Mountain Pass Mine

    Just pay union wages and stop planning who to steal rare earths from and you’ll have all the tantalum, etc., that you need!

  • Igor

    @21-Chris: I’m not jaded or cynical, just realistic.

    But I believe that though we are on a short fuse and we are too self-destructive, that we can at least try to make our remaining few years more pleasurable. That’s what I’m doing, and I think I can outrun the hangman, as things are.

    It’s fortunate that the lifespans we can expect are longer away than Curtain Time. So enjoy yourself while you may.

    You’re far too jaded and cynical, Igor…

  • Igor

    Oops:

    It’s fortunate that the lifespans we can expect are shorter than Curtain Time (we hope). So enjoy yourself while you may.

  • Igor

    Besides, the first time some Extra-Terrestrial Neighborhood Watch Captain sees us humans coming he’ll blast us out of existence. He’ll plead: “they were a bad lot. Just look at their history!”

    Not a jury in the universe would convict him!

  • http://www.RosesSpanishBoots.com Christopher Rose

    YOU think you’re realistic, Igor, but I certainly don’t…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Colonize?! Really?! You mean send out armies to subdue the natives and force them into slavery

    What natives?

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Space colonies could be utilized to mine new minerals and test the biology of the human body under conditions outside our atmosphere. Exotic types of manufacturing could be performed in space to avoid the level of pollution that we have on earth.

    Different nuclear technologies could be perfected in space to avoid the potential adverse impacts to humans from earthquakes and other unpredictable occurrences.

    Nuclear fusion could help in this process since the technology is demonstrably cleaner than fission. Space mining might produce some interesting physical specimens of prehistoric creatures which may have existed prior to meteor showers, asteroids and other cataclysmic events over the centuries.

  • Igor

    ” could be ”

    “Exotic”

    “could be”

    ” could be”

    ” could help ”

    “might ”

    “which may have”

    Cast your fate to the winds.

    There’s nothing that can’t be done here on earth.

    And what do you think “colonise space” means? Or is it just a catch phrase from some pop magazine?

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Ultimately, the earth will be more heavily populated. Resources will be more scarce. Mining on other planets might prove to be desirable, as opposed to endless conflicts here on earth over resource scarcity.

    This century, fusion power may be perfected. I think that is safe to say based upon the current research or ITER. Look at how quickly we evolved from the Wright Bros at the beginning of the 20th century to landing on the moon by 1969. Many of the engineering drawings envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci (centuries ago) have come to pass.

  • JohKen

    Read the book, and I agree with some points and disagree with some as well. When you step back and look at any kind of alien visitation from a historical perspective, it would be akin to landing the space shuttle in ancient Egypt. Expand your minds…don’t be afraid to consider an alternative point of view! You won’t be thrown in jail or anything. At least, not YET in this U.S. I understand any citizen can be arrested and detained indefinitely without legal representation if the military “intelligence” determines you are a threat to national security. Civil liberties? Buh-bye

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    JohKen, I’m not in the least bit afraid to consider alternative points of view.

    Nor am I in the least bit afraid to reject alternative points of view if the available evidence suggests that they are complete and utter bollocks.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    “Nor am I in the least bit afraid to reject alternative points of view if the available evidence suggests that they are complete and utter bullocks.”

    Space exploration is in its infancy. Rare earth mining is also struggling with commercialization issues no matter how plentiful the mineral is. The key question is whether or not we can access it cheaply and without a lot of political bru-ha-ha with China or anyone else.

    I’m sure that the kings and queens of the 15th century heard naysayers who discouraged any exploration to the colonies for the same or similar reservations as some of the earlier comments. Luckily, expeditions were financed to the Americas. We can argue about over-industrialization but that is the reason for getting off this planet and seeking new worlds loosely under the theory of Manifest Destiny- although there are limitations in practice.

    With the earth approaching a 10 billion population, we need to do something substantial for the long term if this planet itself is to survive and remain viable.

    I’d rather have frac technology operating on the moon instead of the earth anytime.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Dr Joe, you’re misrepresenting me. I did NOT say “bullocks”!

    I’m broadly in agreement with your vision here, although your allusion to “Manifest Destiny” is very unfortunate considering what went on last time it was invoked. Unlike the Americas, however, there seems to be no other bugger out there, at least in our immediate celestial neighbourhood, so that particular ethical dilemma is unlikely to present itself.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    I agree. Manifest Destiny is a dangerous area fraught with unchecked colonialism and the failure to compensate local people fairly. The proper way to implement the concept is to establish trade relationships and compensate people fairly for their land and precious resources. The wrong way is to instigate wars and then seek to colonize people because you can project more power. In addition, you must respect local cultures and traditions.

  • Igor

    @33-Dr. J: space exploration will REMAIN in it’s infancy if we burden it with sending meat puppets into space.

    Every manned flight is a tremendous cost with NO payoff! Nothing will doom space exploration like manned flights. And that’s the way it’s been for the last 30 years: the tremendous costs of space cowboys has retarded legitimate exploration.

    At $10,000 per pound just to send anything into earth orbit, what is the calculation by which we get an ROI that makes manned space flight valuable?

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    It may be $10T per pound now but learning curve always produces cheaper manufacturing costs as with the MOS/LSI microchips. I agree that unmanned flights are cheaper and the robotic technology is advancing considerably. Before long, we will be able to grow many human organs in the lab and robots will take on humanoid characteristics.

    Nevertheless, I can envision space exploration by man in the future. Once nuclear fusion becomes commercializable, the wealthy will start to take more trips into space followed by the upper middle class, the middle class and eventually the poor.

  • Igor

    @27-Dr D:

    “What natives?”

    Indeed, what natives? If there are no natives out there to enslave and press into labor, how are we going to ‘colonise’?

    Has everyone conveniently forgotten that ‘colonise’ means to enslave the natives then force them to harvest the resources that you send back home?

    Maybe you need a refresher course in history, cf., India, North America, Belgian Congo, etc. There are dozens of them.

  • Igor

    Manned space flights are undermining real advances in unmanned exploration. Every manned flight saps a disproportionate amount of money out of the unmanned programs. Project managers constantly complain that unmanned funds were taken away to apply to manned flights.

    Manned space flights are a cancer on the space program. If we had de-emphasized the manned program 30 years ago we would be much further along in REAL space exploration with unmanned flights.

  • Igor

    @37 “…learning curve always produces cheaper manufacturing costs …” is utter nonsense!

    Every REAL engineer and every REAL manager and every REAL executive knows that there are dis-economies of scale as well as economies of scale, and that they are most often encountered early in a project and often show that the project is doomed.

    But dis-economies of scale can occur anytime. You CANNOT posit that you will only have economies of scale.

    Very often they manifest because of ‘externalities’, as economists say.

    The writer “B Traven” wrote a good short story about such matters involving a small Mexican maker of woven baskets and the New York executive who tries to make a fortune selling them.

    One wonders what Maresca got his doctorate in that he remains so ignorant of worldly matters. Doctor of science fiction wonderment?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Igor, two things from your last batch of comments.

    First of all, while “colonization” may in practice have entailed the eviction and/or enslavement and/or exploitation of indigenous populations in much of human history, that is not always necessarily the case. Witness the Polynesians who colonized numerous previously uninhabited Pacific islands, and a number of small British overseas territories which are or were uninhabited when some explorer or Navy captain saw fit to plant the Union Jack on them.

    Second, you’re positing manned vs. unmanned space exploration as an either/or dilemma. Again, while in practice that may be how the funding of government space agencies is set up, it doesn’t have to be the case, especially since space takes up such a minuscule portion of the budget anyway. (Even during the 1960s moon race, only 5% of the federal budget went to NASA – and that was for all NASA projects, not just Apollo.) Not to mention that manned spaceflight doesn’t have to be funded by government – and these days, often isn’t.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    The MOS/LSI chip costs went down from $10. or more to literally pennies on the dollar. This is the context of what I spoke of in the above comments. I’m not talking about labor contracts which could impact total costs adversely as you have suggested. Besides, manufacturers have utilized outsourcing to manage labor costs. This is yet another very controversial topic.

    The learning curve of the MOS/LSI chip is what brought down calculator costs to the point of manufacturers literally being able to give them away. The same thing happened with costs of electronics like televisions. When the color TV first came out, the initial models were expensive. Over the years, the prices came down to more affordable levels.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    “Every REAL engineer and every REAL manager and every REAL executive knows that there are dis-economies of scale as well as economies of scale, and that they are most often encountered early in a project and often show that the project is doomed.”

    I’m not talking about translating conceptual engineering to practice. I’m talking about the ultimate perfection of the technology like the MOS/LSI chip evolution to cheaper calculators and other electronics. I’m talking about the evolution of the Wright Brothers’ earliest flight to personal planes and jets.

    There is a technological learning curve that brings even the most complicated engineering into commercialization so that the average consumer can afford to buy one eventually.

    Early experimentation is expensive and fraught with failure and varying degrees of success until full commercialization down the road.

    Now, let me deal with the idea of a small colony on the Moon or Mars. This is not akin to colonizing any part of the earth. Planetary colonies will exist to explore minerals, excavate for signs of earlier life forms destroyed by meteroites and perhaps test the human biology under conditions on another planet. Later, there may be some form of robotic manufacturing and a travel industry initially for the wealthy. Further into the future, the middle class (if there is one) may be able to afford space travel.

    I’m sure that Leonardo da Vinci was criticized when he envisioned some of the engineering drawings of objects which had not been invented in his time period. Nonetheless, he committed his ideas to paper and future generations benefited.

  • Igor

    Maresca: now that you’ve compared yourself with Leonardo, perhaps you’ll tell us the subject of your doctorate.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Leonardo is more remarkable for anticipating modern technologies rather than contributing to them.

    Most of his ideas were disregarded in his own time not for a lack of imagination on behalf of politicians and business leaders (this was the Italian Renaissance, after all) but because the technical knowhow and materials needed to build his inventions simply didn’t exist.

    While some modern things (e.g. bridges) have been built based on his designs, this is only because in hindsight we knew that they would work. It’s unlikely that the Wright brothers, for example, referred much to Leonardo’s concepts for flying machines because they worked on completely different principles.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    I agree with Dr. Dreadful. Time will tell on comparisons to Leonardo da Vinci. Take a look at Amazon for my academic background, patenting, copyrights and other interests.

  • Igor

    No “Dr. Joseph S. Maresca” at Amazon. Closest one I found was a “Joseph Maresca” who published a book in 1991 about fuel leaks from underground tanks, and a book about nursing law.

    Are you a fraud, Maresca?

    We had another guy , a plagiarizer, who misrepresented himself: “Warren Beatty (not the liberal actor)”.

    Are you claiming a degree and a title you haven’t earned?

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Here are the facts right on Amazon:

    Dr. Joseph S. Maresca CPA, CISA
    Top Reviewer Ranking: 756 (?)
    Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (9,980 of 12,695)

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Unmanned compliance monitoring device, data communication network and transaction processing apparatus for monitoring earth tremors, collecting and reporting seismic data profiles and calculating an earthquake epicenter incorporating a solar energy module, portable telephone and satellite.
    Inventors: Maresca; Joseph S. (Bronxville, NY)
    Appl. No.: 07/396,768
    Filed: August 18, 1989
    Related U.S. Patent Documents

    Application Number Filing Date Patent Number Issue Date
    162572 Mar., 1988

    Source: U.S. Patent Office

  • http://www.RosesSpanishBoots.com Christopher Rose

    Joseph, please post properly formatted working links not raw URLs as per our Blogcritics Comments Guidelines.

    Thanks!

    Christopher Rose
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  • Igor

    Maresca: all the Amazon citation shows is that you reviewed a couple books, which anyone can do, anytime. It also shows that you claim a “CPA”, but how does that get you to a “Dr.” as if an “MD” or “PhD”?

    Filing a patent application doesn’t make you a “Dr.” especially when the application is abandoned!

    Besides, there’s no original art in the application, which was made 24 years ago.

    IMO you’re a faker, Maresca. Claiming a “Dr.” that you haven’t earned.

  • Igor

    The manned space program was based on the hope that the shuttle program would greatly reduce costs by using recyclable shuttles, but that seems to have failed, as every flight costs as much as the first.

    Thus, the notion of economies of scale is bankrupt.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Here is the United States Patent Office recording of my patent:


    United States Patent 5,075,857
    Maresca December 24, 1991

    At the top is the awarded patent followed by the application number which you cited previously.

    Amazon cites my background which is far too extensive to record here.

    The United States Copyright Office cites the copyrights I own. I would refer you there to do a search.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    In answer to Igor:

    The Nuclear Fusion ITER program is advancing nicely. This is yet another considerable argument. Once Nuclear Fusion is in full commercialization-certainly by the end of this century- then space travel will be much cheaper. It could happen sooner; however, we are limited by the debts accumulated in the dual wars in Afghanistan and Iran, as well as the slow movement of the alternative technologies. Clearly, we need a leap forward in Nuclear Fusion to move the space program ahead in any meaningful direction. That will happen in the same way that the airplane and jets evolved from the Wright Brothers.

    Then again, wealthy individuals may move the agenda quicker than governments in the not too distant future.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    According to his Amazon bio, Joseph has a PhD in Accounting and is thereby entitled to style himself “Dr”.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Thanks. There is a minor in Computer Applications/Information Systems in the PhD an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/Information Systems and a license to audit CIS. (International)

    I passed the Fundamentals of Engineering License Exam and I studied an allied area of Operations Research with a ton of higher math as an undergrad and a long apprenticeship in the Statistics Lab.

    There is even more education listed on the Amazon site.

  • http://cinemasentries.com/ El Bicho

    Why do you write “Amazon cites” as if it is their doing? Did you not enter the information into Amazon yourself? Or do they have people creating bios for their contributors?

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    “There is even more education listed on the Amazon site.”

    I’m saying that the info is on the site and the location is provided. The information is in a lot of other places like educational institutions, professional licensing bodies etc. In addition, the REGISTRAR contact is listed on the Amazon site.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Igor, El B, give it a rest and help me persuade him to stop writing his comments in that annoying narrow format he insists on using.

  • Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    “Igor, El B, give it a rest and help me persuade him to stop writing his comments in that annoying narrow format he insists on using.”

    I agree.

  • Igor

    @54-Joe: the ITER program doesn’t even have a building yet. They hope to have one in 2019.

    ITER is based on Tokamak technology, which is insanely dangerous. If you loved TMI and Chernobyl and Fukushima you’ll love ITER. Especially since it’s located near Nice in the most earthquake-prone part of Europe, in the Alps.

    The Swiss have already prohibited Geothermal Energy development because the Basel studies showed that they increase earthquakes (just as they do in Ohio!).

    No, ITER is NOT “proceeding nicely”.

    Even if ITER were to proceed to completion it would be a big White Elephant because even the most optimistic plans require a watt of input energy for every 10 watts of output, plus the HEAT that must be dissipated is enormous.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Igor, you are wrong. My PhD includes a minor in Computer Applications with a license in that area. On the undergraduate, I’m degreed in an allied area of Operations Research. I passed the Engineering in Training Bar in this country which covers about 80 credits of science.

    Who is instigating you to say these awful things? What is your name and your background?

    Look up my patent on the USPTO # 5,075, 857 published in the 12-24-1991 Gazette and cited numerous times.

    Also, look to the Liverpool fusion project for better results.

  • Igor

    The title of this article is, itself, very biased: “When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact”.

    The truth, as near as anyone can see, is that there is NO Alien Contact.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Here is a current summary of the ITER status. We should write an investigatory article or update to answer some of the questions that are out there.

    “ITER is the world’s biggest energy research project, aiming to prove the feasibility of fusion power as a possible source of safe, sustainable and abundant energy. The European Union together with China, India, Japan, the Russian Federation, South Korea and the USA are working together on this major research facility. It is an example of international scientific collaboration on an unprecedented scale that will provide the link between plasma physics and engineering and future commercial fusion-based power plants. ITER is expected to boost technological competence and industrial competitiveness within the EU. “

  • Igor

    Your references don’t confirm your claims.

    For example, your patent application was never completed and issued. The Patent Office says right on the application: “abandoned”.

    My nom de plume, “Igor”, is obvious and doesn’t pretend to be anything else.

    Frankly, IMO all submissions on blogs should be anonymous and stand on their own logic and reference to public facts. Including a glamorous title like “Dr.” is an extraneous attempt to sway opinion. It’s especially egregious when accompanied by such meager data and insubstantial logic as this article displays.

    For example, the AAAS allows no reference to titles in it’s publications, e.g., “Science”, one of the worlds foremost periodicals among scientists.

  • Igor

    I invite anyone interested in ITER or Fusion Energy to go to the ITER site itself, where you can read about everything: ITER.

    We don’t need ITER. there is a fusion energy generator conveniently parked 93 million miles away on the ecliptic that provides FREE power for the taking. No capital investment required, no monthly operating costs for distribution lines, no trillions of dollars payoffs to monopolies.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    The patent was announced on 12-24- 1991 in the Gazette Register after a Continuation in Part refiling. The examiners allowed the patent and it was issued and announced 12-24-1991. Patent fees were subsequently paid. In addition, the patent was cited subsequently. Go to the USPTO (Patent Office) and do a search under 5,075,857.

  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    Here is the reference for the patent search.

    You can also go to the USPTO and type in 5,075,857 in the query on the left side.