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"Flash ahead about twenty years, to the mid 1990's.

I can't recall the details -- but somewhere on the Internet I was introduced to numerous scientists interested in mind-to-mind communication, including former SRI physicist Hal Puthoff, thanks to alternative physicist Dr. Jack Sarfatti. Jack was excited about his idea of a post-quantum theory that allowed for mind-like qualities to interact across space and time. This was before Joe Firmage arrived on the scene, and Jack's attention turned towards exotic propulsion theory. It was an exciting time because of the impact of quantum information theory for theories of consciousness, like the Penrose-Hameroff theory.


GB: I think that Dan showed up on Jack Sarfatti's email discussion list in early 2000, when Joe Firmage was funding UFO propulsion research at the International Space Sciences Organization. Dan and I disagree on many points -- I prefer the Many Worlds interpretation to Dan's Best Possible World -- so we have a fundamental philosophical divide, which keeps the discussion interesting. We also share an interest in secret activities of the government's phenomenologists, which were partly exposed with the release of the CIA STAR GATE files.


GB: The material is intriguing, given some of Dan's sources, but I have yet to read anything that would convince me the government is about to make a major announcement. In 1983, an acquaintance from the USAF told me if I knew the truth about the UFOs I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. I don't know the source of his information, but the evidence suggests a counter-intelligence operation was in place at USAF bases.

BR: Speaking of Ron Pandolfi, what's your take on him?

GB: I have a lot of respect for Ron's position. I suspect he is curious about what is going on in the alternative science field, for reasons of national security. I usually hear from Ron when I publish something he wants retracted. I have been careful to use open-sources where Ron is concerned. Ron has requested that we avoid revealing sources and, more importantly, methods used by the Intelligence Community.


GB: When it comes to serious interest in phenomenology, it's a fairly small world, where most of the key people know or are known to each other. It's also a dubious area for serious researchers, due in large part to the giggle factor. Most sources are on the public record about their research: physicists like Hal Puthoff and Eric Davis, independent creative minds like Jack Sarfatti. Some are retired from official government duty but remain active consultants, like Colonel John B. Alexander. Others are involved at a level that makes disclosure a risky prospect. They want to avoid anything that might affect their security clearance.


BR: What opinions or thoughts do you have on time travel? Does it exist?

GB: Time travel is an active area of research. It's taken more seriously on the theoretical level than it used to be. If time travel is possible then the best bet is to hitch a ride on someone else's time machine, because theory says you can't travel into the past before the time machine was created. If we want to travel into our own past, we will have to borrow a time machine that already existed during the period we wish to visit. In the many worlds of parallel universes, of the multiverse theory, time machines are how you move between different universes. Maybe some UFOs are time machines; if so, and you catch a ride, the multiverse theory of parallel worlds says you will arrive in the past of a different universe. You can never come home again."