Review by Dr. Brewer
Shelby T. Brewer is President of S. Brewer Enterprises Inc. He was Chairman, President and CEO of ABB Combustion Engineering Nuclear Power Businesses from 1985 through 1995, accomplishing a major turnaround in this company, and positioning it as the world leader among nuclear suppliers. From 1981 through 1984, he was the top nuclear official in the Reagan Administration, as Assistant Secretary of Energy.
I grew up and was educated (1960s) in a time when Einstein’s lifelong (but unattained) quest for a unified field theory was celebrated rather anecdotally, as a sort of historical curiosity. One spoke of theories as ‘tools’ or ‘models’. The prevailing mentality was ‘one model does not fit all.’ A model would work and be useful in one set of circumstances, but not another; use a model to get practical results, but a pursuit of absolute unifying truth was regarded largely as a waste of candle wax.
Other characteristics of this time in science were intolerance, arrogance, and rigidity. Scientists preened and postured, became intensely political, and delegated the ‘doing’ of science to students. Science was becoming big science – a big governmental and corporate enterprise – demanding more resources and becoming less accountable. We now have an expensive standing army in American science, marching in place, with little creative, definable mission. Most of what passes for science is merely chauvinism – who has the largest accelerator, etc.
Now along comes Randell Mills. Without expending billions or even millions or even hundreds of thousands of US taxpayers’ dollars, Dr. Mills has apparently completed Einstein’s quest for a unified field theory. Dr. Mills’ theory is presented in his book, The Grand Unified Theory of Classical Quantum Mechanics (July 2002). This is a huge achievement for three reasons. First, the Mills Theory tidies up theoretical physics by stitching together quantum mechanics and relativity. That in itself is a major triumph. Second, and more important, the Mills Theory explains several major empirical anomalies that have vexed physicists for decades: the sun’s energy balance deficit; the dark matter in space phenomena; and mountains of atomic-electron spectral data that is inconsistent with prevailing theory. Third, the Mills Theory gives rise to the possibility of an inexhaustible energy source based on phenomenology not yet recognized and accepted by the scientific community.
Remarkably, Dr. Mills has developed his theory and its energy generation application as an entrepreneur — without largesse from the US Government, and without the benediction of the US scientific priesthood. Because his enterprise does not suffer these two impediments, it just might succeed. If so, Mills will be the next Thomas Edison.
Shelby T. Brewer, former Assistant Secretary of Energy
(top nuclear official in the Reagan Administration)