Yes, every once in a (long) while I resort to dramatic clickbait-type headlines, but the title is actually quite accurate. Over the past few months I have received a number of emails from people asking about HAARP, The Schumann Frequencies, foil shielding helmets (seriously), and on and on. I sat back and I wondered if, over the past 10 years, our project has made the slightest impact or move forward.
It has. One article alone has reached over 1 000 000 people, in addition to the probably tens of millions of others through other media. And then I sat and thought about the students who walk into my classroom every year who know little to nothing about certain subject areas. I start from scratch every year with all of them and, if the taxpayers got their money’s worth, I make a small dent in ignorance, superstition, and lazy thinking. My efforts on the Hum seem to parallel this in many ways.
Until we make an important theoretical or experimental breakthrough, there is little this project can do except teach, advocate, and keep this issue alive. We think we know what the World Hum is, although we have no solid theories about why it started when it did or why it seemed to propagate the way it did. We need the effort and support of others to push through to a conclusion.
One more time, I ask for a university or serious private laboratory to get interested in this serious topic and help us bring a definitive answer to all this. Two other major historical efforts were made on this topic, but ours is the first in the internet age, and it is time to solve this. I wouldn’t mind retreating from the public eye and returning to a more typical life.