Saint Petersburg Branch of the Russian Humanist Society
Swindlers posing as "scientists"

This story began in 1989 when, as a consequence of an obvious misunderstanding, there appeared an article by Mr. A. Okhatrin in a quite venerable Soviet science journal [entitled] "Macroclusters and Superlight Particles". This was about no more or less than the discovery of a new type of elementary particle, microleptons. The discovery of a new particle, with properties contradicting modern science as well, is a sensation. However, in this case physics remained entirely indifferent to a discovery whose importance would obviously get a Nobel Prize. Where does such indifference come from? The article already seemed quite dubious. It is sufficient to note that of the seven formulas cited in it, five had an erroneous scale.

Nevertheless, there was a reaction to the article all the same. Corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences Ye. Aleksandrov and Prof. A. Anselm published a review in which they quite convincingly demonstrated the groundlessness of Mr. Okhatrin's "discovery". Moreover, Ye. Aleksandrov personally visited the latter, trying to understand the basis for his blunders. This is how Ye. Aleksandrov described the conversation which ensued:

Aleksandrov: "As far as I understand, this discovery occurred accidentally. You didn't expect such an effect?"

Okhatrin: "Absolutely right; having developed the film we did not understand what had happened right away. Only then did it become clear to us that this microlepton radiation had passed photons through four walls" (this is about how, thanks to microleptons, they managed to photograph an object separated from the camera by thick walls - Eh. K.).

Aleksandrov: "But don't you think that this was simply the superimposition of two different photographs on one frame because of a malfunction while rewinding the film?"

Okhatrin: "This cannot be precluded, of course".

One would suppose that the reader has already realized the level of soundness of the "discovery"; but what is surprising is that, although microleptons are not found in serious science, yet today, 10 years later, they permit A. Okhatrin, now an academician of the International Academy of Energy Information Sciences (MAEhIN), to successfully extract no small dividends from this fraud.

This is what Mr. Okhatrin's associates (S. Denisov and S. Kovalyov) wrote several years later: "Proceeding from the Unified Field Theory and based on many years of experiments, Academician A. Okhatrin of the MAEhIN obtained the characteristics of microleptons. They have a small charge, small mass, and are not picked up by any known material instruments and screens".

If one puts aside the Unified Field Theory, to which Mr. Okhatrin has no relation, one can note that microleptons are akin to the material from which the clever con men sewed the king's clothing in Andersen's famous fairy tale. In 1995 S. G. Denisov, D. I. Atayev, V. G. Neyman, and A. F. Okhatrin received a patent for "a device for electrically influencing a biological object and a means of evaluating the effectiveness of its operation". From this moment the GAMMA-7A and GAMMA-7N instruments (the activator and neutralizer) began to be actively adopted into medical practice. The instruments are advertised without false modesty as "a new approach to health maintenance and improvement".

This is what S. Denisov (one of Mr. Okhatrin's co-inventors and director of the "GAMMA-7" informatics center) and S. Kovalyov write in the journal "Ehkologiya i Promyshlennost' Rossii [The Ecology and Industry of Russia]": "Pathogenic radiation", "geopathogenic zones", "psychic influence", "energy information exchange"... These and other terms which relate to a now fast-developing field called information medicine not long ago could not receive any serious acceptance whatsoever at the official level. But only now in our society, which is mainly under the influence of disappointment in the capabilities of so-called official medicine, massive acceptance of these terms has begun, not as "'old wives' tales' but as objective reality". The subtext of this phrase is as follows: where medicine is powerless the above instruments will help you. I am personally most often struck not that a multitude of dubious personalities in their mercenary ends are beginning to bury official medicine in the literal sense but that they do not encounter resistance from the Russian Academy of Medical

Sciences and the RF Ministry of Health. Things have reached an absurd level: in the RF State Duma they are considering the question of adopting a law "Providing the Population with Electrical Information Prosperity" completely seriously. The bill "is being cooked" in deep secrecy from the Russian Academy of Sciences. And no wonder: for if there are hearings with representatives of the RAN present the complete ignorance of "the public" which is forcing the law through will be displayed with exhaustive completeness. However, the author of these lines has already had an opportunity to demonstrate what goals the apologists for the law are pursuing ("Novoye v Ehkologii [What's New in Ecology]" - Nezavisimaya Gazeta, 7 October 1998).

The persistence of the lobbyists for the law can only be surprising. At the end of 1998 they set up an exhibit in the Duma at which a couch psychic able to treat a multitude of illnesses including impotence, was shown as the highlight of the program! I cannot understand what ideas guided the organizers of the exhibit when they showed the couch on television? Or do they think that the people are already so duped by regular paranormal nonsense from astrological predictions to sexual contact with aliens that they will swallow this rubbish?

Recently there were several hearings on this bill. And again nothing disrupted the decorum of the procedure. The Russian Academy of Sciences did not participate in the hearings. By luck a deputy chairman of the Ecology Committee V. Tetel'min sent a letter to the Prime Minister about the results of the hearings which had been conducted. Although the letter was accompanied by a lengthy appendix signed by the committee chairman, T. Zlotnikova, to let him know what energy information prosperity of the population is, the Premier could hardly be able to. However, the main idea in the document was described clearly: the government should create a federal program which consequently would provide this prosperity...Well, but whose prosperity such a program would provide is a big question.

But the Duma had not managed to consider one bill when another appeared. The Chairman of the Security Committee, V. Il'yukhin, presented a bill "The Protection of the Human Psychosphere". It is surprising all the same that among the State Duma deputies there are yarns about sinister generators with whose aid a person's mind can be influenced.

The mental condition of a person depends on an enormous number of factors. Not least is confidence in tomorrow and the satisfaction of critical (both social and spiritual) needs. There is not a word about this in the bill. On the contrary, attention is placed on factors which science has not shown to exist.

What kind of people are behind these bills? I don't know. I can only state that at least the first law was actively lobbied by functionaries of the International Academy of Informatics (MAI) and the International Academy of Electroinformation Sciences (MAEhIN). The fact that presidents of the countries of the CIS, members of the Russian government, deputies of the State Duma, and even General Secretaries of the UN (Kofi Annan and his predecessor, Butros Ghali) are in these academies should deceive no one. These "figureheads" do not participate at all in the activities of these academies. It is not precluded that they do not even realize that what they were placed in.

The International Academy of Informatics originated as Mosgorspravka. In 1990 the USSR Academy of Informatics was registered as a small enterprise. Back in 1992 after the collapse of the USSR it was re-registered as the International Academy of Informatics.

Thanks to such a leading light of "science" as its President, I. Yuzvishin, the Academy solidly holds the palm of world leadership in the field of latter-day "generalized science", informationology, which is constantly being developed by Mr. Yuzvishin. Much of interest can be derived from the "masterpiece" of Ivan Iosifovich; in particular, the reader might find out that "information is primary, and matter is secondary", that "vacuum, space, time, movement, energy, and matter originate from information". It is incomprehensible to the mind; how could serious scientists who have fallen into this Academy endure similar gibberish?

One ought not think that informationology is the only hobby of the MAI. The Academy's leaders have a very great scope. Do you need a diploma of a candidate or doctor of sciences? No problem! The Academy has a graduate school and doctoral studies in 101 specialties! The range is simply grandiose. How do you like the specialty "All Fields of Human Activity"? Or "All Fields of Industry"? It needs to be recognized that there are not yet specialists in the world with such a broad range. The Academy trains certified "specialists" in at least 15 "scientific fields" which have nothing in common with science. Here are several examples of such "specialties": "Research...of torsion and information fields in vacuum spheres and material spheres of the Universe", "Psychic Ability, Telepathy, Telekinesis, and Other Non-Material Phenomena", "Astrology", "UFOlogy", etc. And the MAI has begun to breed "specialists" of all sorts in these (and not only in these), to put it politely, not completely scientific fields. One thing is shameful: the VAK [Higher [[Degree]] Accreditation Commission] does not recognize the latter-day "scientists". And here in the bill "Providing the Population with Electrical Information Prosperity" a provision is included about expanding the list of VAK specialties to the benefit of the academics lobbying for the bill. But meanwhile the VAK is being subjected to powerful pressure. Even a lie is put to use. Mr. V. Azhazha, an MAI academic who dreams of getting UFOlogy the status of a science, declared, "The Higher Accreditation Commission has already recognized UFOlogy as a science". Well, why distort things so, Mr. Azhazha? The International Academy of Energy Information Sciences is not so large as the MAI. It has no representative in the UN. However, it heads the list of "recognized centers of the development of energy information knowledge", and it has the honor of the creation of the "science of energy information exchange", eniology. If one views the MAEhIN as a study group of amateurs interested in eniology who inform one another about TFP (narrow physical fields), torsion fields, "Kozyrev mirrors", pyramids which store cosmic energy, and finally, activators and neutralizers curing a multitude of hopeless illnesses, etc. and so on and so forth, no one would begin to dispute this. But this does not establish their status. They are trying to legalize eniology on a government-wide scale to be introduced into higher educational institutions, without having the slightest basis for this.

The Russian contribution to the world economy continues to fall steadily; our country is not even in the top 50 in the world in its standard of living and the educational level of the population is falling. Is there indeed one index where we are first? Yes! We in Russia have the highest rate of initial accumulation of capital in the world. The steepest financial pyramids are again ours. And now we are the first in the world to adopt laws which are to protect people who aren't aware of them....There are no such laws in any country of the world. Somehow they get by without them. Well, but why do WE need them?

But let's return to Mr. Okhatrin and his partners. The advertisement of unique instruments (a neutralizer and activator) capable of transforming large-cluster pathogenic radiation into a safe form was organized with great knowledge of the business. In the journals already mentioned above two learned authors (Candidate of Technical Sciences S. Denisov and Candidate of Chemical Sciences S. Kovalyov) described in detail what awful pathogenic influences the average Russian is subjected to today: radiation from geopathogenic zones (remember godforsaken places?), cosmic radiation, technopathogenic radiation, which can refer to the harmful radiation of televisions, personal computers, microwave ovens, and many other instruments and devices. Finally, for the unlucky person there is social pathogenic radiation (the mutual influence of one person on another caused by anger, envy, greed, and other vices). All this, in the words of the learned authors, leads to a disruption of the information body (that's what eniologist call the "external shell of a person") with anomalous large clusters of TFP, or so-called microlepton radiation.

But the misfortunes don't end here. "Research conducted in the field of TFP has identified an anomalous radiation of money - paper banknotes: a roll of money containing more than 20 notes has a TFP around it which has an extremely negative influence on a person's biofield, with an intensity exceeding the radiation from a computer monitor. The pathogenic radiation of money reflects the energy traces of the psychoemotional desires of people through whose hands it has passed, deforming the narrow physical fields of the new owners". The prospects for humanity would be extremely bad if not for the four inventors mentioned earlier. "After many years of experiments a group of scientists joined together around the 'GAMMA-7' Informatics Center managed to solve this problem (the transformation of large-cluster pathogenic radiation into safe form - Eh. K.) successfully. They created and put into serial production devices unique in their protective and healthful capabilities - a NEUTRALIZER and ACTIVATOR".

"The NEUTRALIZER is a passive broadband TFP self-exciting oscillator. It was built employing narrow-film technologies in the form of double-mirrored multi-stage spirals of Archimedes with a calculated ratio of axes, thickness of layers, and the formation of an alloy of copper alloy, silver, and gold". In one of the booklets dedicated to the miracle instruments [I] managed to find that they have six levels of protection from those who try to open the instrument and find out its secret.

"The principle of operation of the NEUTRALIZER consists of its energy excitation (in the TFP sense) under the influence of an external radiation source (therefore the device does not need a source of electric power). This interaction has a resonant character and leads to the disruption of large TFP clusters and the suppression of their anomalies which have a harmful influence on the human biofield".

The small box weighing about 30 grams creates a protective field with a radius of 120 cm around its holder. This unique "anti-field" protects against the harmful influences of various radiating instruments and devices, geopathogenic zones, encoding [SIC], zombification, and other biopathogenic influences.

The perfection of the NEUTRALIZER led to the creation of a device named the ACTIVATOR. The latter, according to statements of S. Denisov and S. Kovalyov, influences the human organism exceptionally favorably, tones it, and considerably increases its immunity and provides powerful energy replenishment. In the words of these inventors, the beneficial influence of the ACTIVATOR has also made itself felt in [treating] metastasized breast cancer, stomach ulcers, AIDS directed at urogenital function and also other pathologies. "A picture of normalization of energy indicators has been noted an hour after the influence of the 'GAMMA-7' devices". As became clear, the exceptionally favorable influence on the human organism has been accomplished thanks to the addition and placement in "certain places of spirals of a small number of such elements as tellurium, lanthanum, indium, gadolinium, and several other rare-earth [minerals] and lanthanides".

We have already noted that microlepton fields are a fraud. Science rejects biofields, TFP, and many other influences which Messrs. Denisov and Kovalyov mention in the same way. It is senseless to argue with them on this topic. The inventors present themselves as candidates of technical and chemical sciences. In such an event they should have known that tellurium and indium have nothing in common with lanthanides. I want to mention at the same time that rare-earth elements and lanthanides are one and the same! The "scientist" gentlemen have poor training in general science.

Is this possibly simply petty carping about the inventors of miracle instruments? For S. Denisov and S. Kovalyov themselves have written in the same journal that "our devices have been authorized for broad distribution among the population, which is confirmed by the findings of Gossanehpidnadzor [The State Medical Inspectorate] and Gosstandart [The State Standards Committee]. The items are completely protected by patent. An International Certificate of Conformity has been received..."

There's no denying that all this seems impressive. In order to get such impressive documents, one needs to pass dozens of expert appraisals. And, actually, there are many official favorable findings from various organizations, even including the N. I. Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, two favorable findings from the 1st TsNII [Central Scientific Research Institute] of the Ministry of Defense, and a number of others are mentioned. A book has come out in support of the inventors of the instruments whose authors extol Okhatrin and his associates and fight for "the broad adoption of 'GAMMA-7' apparatuses into medical practice and for the ecological correction of the biopathogenic environment". The book was published at least twice (S. Sineok, I. Yeliseyev, 'Spiral' Zashchity i Zdorov'ya [The Spiral of Protection and Health]", Moscow, 1997, 71 pp., Globus, 1998, 123 pp.). Can one really remain in doubt that the devices invented by Mr. Okhatrin and Co. "are the best of those which have been created in this field and here Russia has absolute precedence"? Alas, one can. Risking drawing the displeasure not only of Okhatrin and his co-investors, but also the supporters of the broad adoption of this wonder of the 20th century, I dare to state; the entire history from the "discovery" of microleptons to the "invention" of the neutralizer and activator is a well-organized large-scale swindle.

Well, but what about the patent, the permission of higher authorities, the International Certificate of Conformity, and finally the favorable findings of respected organizations? A little patience, readers!

Yes, in 1995 a group of four inventors headed by A. Okhatrin received a patent. There's nothing to be surprised about here. For far from the first time a patent for a completely fantastic "invention" has been issued in Russia.

Is it true that the inventors received an International Certificate of Conformity and permission from Gossanehpidnadzor and Gosstandart? Yes, it's true, but all the same some details ought to be clarified. Indeed a certificate of conformity issued by an International Association, "The Soviet Quality Association", was received. So this is far from an International Certificate. And Gosstandart didn't give any permission. The Deputy Director of the NII [Scientific Research Association] of Standardization simply informed the inventors: "A certificate is not required to produce this product". As regards Gossanehpidnadzor, then the authorization for the use of "GAMMA-7" instruments was signed by the Deputy Chief State Doctor for the City of Moscow...But the neutralizer was presented to me in Novosibirsk. The permission of a Moscow doctor isn't valid here; nevertheless they are trying to sell the instruments. However, is it worth finding fault if the inventors have a multitude of favorable findings from which it follows that the instruments work and produce a favorable effect? Well, let's look how the matter went with the expert reviews.

Before me is the "Finding of the Results of Study of the Protective Operation of the 'GAMMA-7A' and 'GAMMA-7N' Devices with Regard to the Influence of Electromagnetic Radiation of a Personal Computer and Television on Biological Objects". It was approved by the scientific supervisor of the project, the head of the epigenetic laboratory, Professor O. A. Khoperskaya (N. I. Vavilov Institue of General Genetics of the Russian Academy of Sciences)[RAS]). Let's cite one of the most impressive points of this finding testifying to the effectiveness of the "GAMMA-7N" device. "The neutralization of the electromagnetic radiation of a personal computer on tadpoles by the 'GAMMA-7N" device...showed practically complete survivability at the same time that without the 'GAMMA-7N' device all the tadpoles died in 3...7 days". I admit that this statement aroused my suspicion. I even had to measure the power of the dose from a television set and a personal computer with a professional dosimetrist. It turned out that at a distance of 0.5 meters from the screen in both cases the dosimeter does not observe any addition to the natural background radiation level. Only at the screen itself is the power of the radiation comparable to natural background radiation.

It is clear that the radiation of a personal computer could not have led to the death of the tadpoles. But how could there be a finding of the Institute of General Genetics? There couldn't have been. The Institute did not issue a finding. The Science Council of the Institute classified the action of Ms. Khoperskaya as a forgery. And she never was a professor and there never was a laboratory of epigenetics in the Institute in whose name Ms. Khoperskaya spoke. I have a note from the Director of the Institute, Academician Yu. Altukhov, in which he reports that the finding signed by O. Khoperskaya is a forgery. The Institute has nothing to do with the finding.

The Moscow Institute of Information Wave Technologies presented an opinion and a finding signed the Director of the Institute, Candidate of Technical Sciences, V. Khokkanen. These are the only documents in which the properties of the "GAMMA-7N" neutralizer's own radiation were researched. From them we learn in particular about the spectral range of the radiation: 30...300gHz. The power emitted by the neutralizer is so small that the Institute had to use an experimental highly-sensitive (10...18 watts/cm2) radiation sensor developed together with two Nizhniy Novgorod institutes: the Scientific Research Radiophysical Institute (NIRFI) and the State Scientific Research Instrumentmaking Institute.

It didn't take much work to find out that NIRFI took no part in the development of the instrument in question. The second of these institutes simply doesn't exist! Regarding the actual results of the tests of the neutralizer in Mr. Khokkanen's institute, I turned to the Institute of Applied Physics [IPF] of the RAS with a request to analyze these results. The conclusions contained in the document sent to me over the signatures of the IPF Deputy Director, Professor A. G. Litvak and the Chief of the Laboratory, Candidate of Physicomathematical Sciences L. Fedoseyev, were simply devastating. Here are several excerpts. "The experimental highly-sensitive sensor the inventors could not physically exist". "It can be stated with confidence that everything described in the Findings and Opinion are a forgery or a genuine delusion by incompetent officials". And one more excerpt: "The claims...of a new effect - 'of disruption and compensation' of radiation are groundless". A severe conclusion. But there could be no other since Mr. Khokkanen is the same person who was behind the terrible weapon which was capable, as V. Litovkin wrote ("Izvestiya", 5 October 1995), "of acting on any specific person at infinitely remote distances at a speed greater than light and controlling him". And even if there is a wish to kill, by ordering the heart to stop or to causing a massive brain hemorrhage". What terrible tales! This person was seized by phantoms, "protective field structures". Mr. Khokkanen was given support by M. Maley, the Chairman of the Commission for Scientific and Technical Issues of the Defense Industry. Alas, many crooks hovered around the late M. Maley. As V. Litovkin stated, one of the most important scientists called the work of V. Khokkanen a fraud. Mr. Litovkin was too modest. Any normal scientist would join in this assessment. We now turn to the results of the research of the neutralizer's protective activity on people. In the Finding approved by the President of the Center of Electromagnetic Safety, Doctor of Medical Sciences Professor Yu. Grigor'yev, the conclusions are quite evasive: "it can be assumed that in specific research conditions the use of the 'GAMMA-7N' neutralizer could create conditions for a tendency to develop a protective condition of an organism of the type of a comfortable deterioration".

But, all the same, what did the inventors say of this paper? You won't understand a thing! However, it was clearer later. "The results of the research presented demand further development and confirmation in view of the additional research which has been conducted..."

In this sense the finding of the Russian Federation Ministry of Emergency Situations Treatment and Diagnostic Center was much more substantive. "The work of a person for one hour in front of the screen of a working computer leads to the deterioration of the overall energizing of his biofield". However, "the use of the 'GAMMA-7N' neutralizer with a working computer permitted the tendency toward a reduction in the harmful influence from a computer on the health of a subject to be established".

It is especially sad that the opinion was signed by professional doctors, including those with titles. Do they really not understand that the lack of a control group completely nullifies the tests results? And further: isn't it interesting to find out by what means they managed to measure "the deterioration of the overall energizing of the biofield"? One has to state; pseudoscience is being introduced into medicine. An alarming symptom.

We turn now to the findings of the1st TsNII MO RF [of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense] regarding the tests of the "Neutralizer" and "Activator". It should be said that the findings prompted many questions from me. I was especially struck, from the point of view of physics, by the absurd effect of the protection of rats from powerful X-ray radiation with the aid of the "Neutralizer". I turned for explanations to Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor V. Chumakov, chief of a directorate of the 1st TsNII MO RF, who confirmed the findings above. Vladimir Viktorovich answered my question obligingly. I should note that there are no categorical confirmations of the effectiveness of the instruments in his reply. However, it is felt that the researchers of the TsNII who conducted the tests were not free from a certain prejudice. "The opinion of a Committee of the Russian Federation Ministry of Health's State Medical Inspectorate, which permitted the distribution of the instruments, and also the results of the work performed by other organizations was taken into account in this matter". In order to preclude the effects of personal prejudice I turned to the Institute of Physiology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences with a request to comment on the above materials of the 1st TsNII MO RF. Here are excerpts from the finding of the chief of the Institute of Physiology's laboratory, Doctor of Medical Sciences Professor K. Shoshenko. "I think that Doctor V. Chumakov understands the frivolity of the findings which he confirmed very well. Therefore he is switching from support of the inventors about the favorable influence of the "GAMMA" apparatuses they tested (the finding of 24.07.97) to doubts, and in the letter of 01.02.99, he mentions only the need "to identify the theoretical possibility of recording the effects of the use of the "GAMMA-7" proclaimed by the inventors with standard biometric and non-traditional methods. The general conclusion of Prof. K. Shoshenko is this: "In my view, both findings did not present sufficiently well-founded proof of the influence of the 'GAMMA-7' and 'GAMMA-7N' devices on animal and human organisms".

These are all the documents proper. Alas, they do not prove that the miracle instruments serve either as panaceas for illnesses or for bad ecology. However, there is still the book of Candidates of Medical Sciences S. Sineok and I. Yeliseyev that I mentioned above. It is written for people who are well acquainted with the subject. As indicated in the foreword, for at least 10 years (!) Svetlana Vladimirovna Sineok, has participated in the introduction of "neutralizers" and "activators" into medical practice. Consequently, the instruments began to be adopted two years before the discovery of microlepton fields! I should confess that I read the book in one sitting. No offense to Mark Twain, but his "tall tales" pale before this "masterpiece". I found out from the little book that the "energy saturation of the human organism is provided by a synthesis of three fields: coulomb, lepton, and magnetic", and that "in a biological subject the magnetic field is an efficient substation and is controlled by a lepton field. A lepton field is its primogenitor and director".

At one of the lectures at Novosibirsk State University I cited yet one more find of the authors of the book: "There has been a swift reduction of the coulomb field of our space during the last decade because of poor ecology". The students assessed this "pearl". Homeric laughter broke out. Alas, the little book was not written for the public's amusement. It had a different purpose. It thoroughly mixes mysticism, superstition, charlatanism, the outrageous ignorance of the authors themselves, flavors all this mixture with quasi-scientific terminology, and presents this nonsense as the latest achievements of science. Babbling about "the evil eye", "spells", "curses", etc. the authors are naturally writing completely without foundation: "that which was earlier rejected by science as superstition now finds its explanation and confirmation".

We have already talked about fraud with microleptons. Unlike the latter, leptons are elementary particles that actually exist. Look how Sineok and Yeliseyev "adapt" them. "In spite of its mysteriousness, the lepton field is omnipresent: thought, clairvoyance, biopathogenic zones, Hartmann space, information channels, tornadoes and tsunamis, the Bermuda Triangle, torsion radiation, earthquakes and eruptions of volcanoes, thunderstorms, ball lightning, acupuncture points, Khrapov poles, all these are a primary or secondary manifestation of a lepton field". And this is quite surprising, the latter-day "scientists" inform us, not troubling themselves at all with proofs. Of course, it's no trouble to catch them often contradicting one another. Here's an example for you. The authors of the book state: "research...has shown that active bands of an orthogonal lattice grid directed north-south causes most cardiovascular illnesses, and bands going in the east-west direction lead to inflammations, arthritis, and rheumatism". But here General G. Rogozin, who is not unknown and who often did much to introduce occultism into the entourage around the President, stated in a recent interview that "...normal people sleep with their head to the north in accordance with magnetic lines of force". Whom will you order to believe? Yes, no one.

The well-known Rusisan neurophysiologist Academician P. Simonov sent the sponsor of the law, "The Protection of the Human Psychosphere", Deputy V. Ilyukhin, a brief comment about the bill. A deep thought was contained in the comment. "Just as law and legality operate until the principle of the presumption of innocence is exercised, science relies on the principle of the presumption of what has been proven. It deals only with phenomena whose reality has proven by their regular repeatability and the possibility of reproducing the results of the experiment...All the rest belongs to the realm of faith, but you can believe what you want inasmuch as freedom of conscience is guaranteed by the law". Well said. Yes, science has nothing in common with faith. And if we follow the above principle of the presumption of what has been proved strictly, no ignorant little books and "neutralizers" with "activators" and drafts of the aforementioned laws with an obviously mercenary subtext will appear. But people will understand that there is no energy information exchange, but there is energy information fraud!

Edward Kruglyakov

Translated by G. Goldberg

About the author: Eduard Pavlovich Kruglyakov is an academician and Deputy Director of the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. Previous publications: E. P. Kruglyakov: "Swindlers Posing as 'Scientists'". Nauka v Sibiri [Science in Siberia], No 34 (2220), 1999. Date of publication: 7 July 2001. Electronic version: NiT. Current Publications, 1997