Re: Rudolf Steiner Reference Needed
- Thanks Val! Lucas found the same lecture, which is online at
I did a search on the word "explosion" instead of "explode," that's why I didn't find it. So GA 93 it is; the title is fascinating, wow what a treasure.
What's astounding about 1904 is that it's one year BEFORE Einstein published his doctoral thesis in relativity. And this very same year (1904), Steiner predicted nuclear power, which he hoped would not be discovered for a long, long time until humanity had evolved morally. I could use a reference on that lecture too, but it's less urgent. (It may ... See Morehave been referenced by George Unger in "On Nuclear Energy and the Occult Atom," I haven't looked yet.)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "val2160" <wdenval@...> wrote:
> "A man standing here, let us say, will be able by pressing a button
> concealed in his pocket, to explode some object at a great distance
> say in Hamburg! Just as by setting up a wave-movement here and
> causing it to take a particular form at some other place, wireless
> telegraphy is possible, so what I have just indicated will be within
> man's power when the occult truth that thought and atom consist of the
> same substance is put into practical application."
> GA 93
> --- In email@example.com, "elfuncle"
> <coolvibes@> wrote:
> > I'm working on a text about science fiction and anthroposophy, and I
> recall a certain statement by the Doctor where he says that in the
> future, it will be possible for a person to walk on a street in Berlin
> and push a button in his pocket that will cause a bomb to explode in
> Moscow. It's not in the RS Archives online. I probably have it on my
> shelf but don't know where to look.
> > If anybody can find at least the GA# for this, preferably also the
> title of the volume and the name or number of the lecture, I'll be very
> > Cheers,
> > Tarjei