Out of all academics in science-based subjects, physicists appear to be more open to change than other disciplines. This is not the case in biochemistry or medicine, where ideas that are over a hundred years old have only just been accepted into Western medical practice. An example of this is the discovery that electrical stimulation of bones helps them to heal, which was originally discovered in by Dr John Birch of St Thomas' Hospital, London, using electric shocks to help heal a non-union of the tibia bone.
This discovery was again reported in i by Dr Arthur Garratt of Boston, who stated in his electrotherapy textbook that in the few times he had needed to try it, this method never failed. Electrical treatment was not, however, put to modern use until the s, and today it is still not completely accepted and used as a primary treatment. Two hundred years have elapsed since this technique was first discovered, so what else might have gone unnoticed?
One book I have read, The Body Electric by Dr Robert Becker, an American orthopaedic surgeon, contains so much useful information on the general state of the science that I am going to quote verbatim the final paragraph in his book of pages, which is packed full of medical data and scientific experiments about regeneration and the use of electrical stimulation. The science Becker conducted should have paved the way for major breakthroughs in the development of science and by now have made available the facility to repair damaged heart tissue by the simple use of electromagnetic forces.
This, however, is his depressing conclusion: "I've taken the trouble to recount my experience in detail for two reasons. Obviously, I want to tell people about it because it makes me furious. More importantly, I want the general public to know that science isn't run the way they have read about it in the newspapers and magazines; I want lay people to understand that they cannot automatically accept scientists' pronouncements at face value, for too often they're self-serving and misleading.
I want our citizens, non-scientists as well as investigators, to work to change the way research is administered. The way it's currently funded and evaluated, we're learning more and more about less and less, and science is becoming our enemy instead of our friend". This extract was written in , and as far as I can make out very little has changed. In his introduction to the book, Dr Becker explains that his primary target is the biochemistry industry, which he feels has thwarted the development of alternative ideas. If the techniques do not fit the chemical concepts - even if they do seem to work - they will be abandoned as pseudo-scientific or downright fraudulent.
I will show in later chapters that the scientific principles behind homeopathic medicine have been completely misunderstood, both by traditional and homeopathic scientists. A good example of an area of science that needs to be reassessed is seasonal affective disorder SAD , in which sufferers experience symptoms of depression at different times of the year.
I don't know about you, but I am fully aware that I am not as happy on miserable cloudy days as I am on glorious sunny ones - a very common and obvious reaction. When the sky is darker, and less light is reaching us, I would guess that most people feel more depressed. But are we in fact clinically depressed or just feeling a bit low, a bit sorry for ourselves? And if so, why? What is happening on these cloudy days to change our emotions?
The answer is so obvious that it should be common knowledge, but the failings of science to understand this simple phenomenon lie at the very heart of the book. What is light if not energy, and what does our body need to sustain itself - energy? Traditional science suggests that we get our energy only from our food, but this seems patently wrong. Does it not seem absurd to assume that our bodies would not help themselves to free energy?
I would argue that our bodies clearly recognise this and have been developed so that we can absorb energy from light. Plants do this and, as you will see in later chapters, if plants do it, it is likely that animals and humans do it too. How can we prove this simple idea? I would suggest that we could simply go to a doctor and get our energy levels checked. But hold on a minute, there is no medical test for our body's energy levels - if you went to your doctor, they would just look at you blankly when you requested an energy test. Science, it appears, seems to have ignored this whole area of research.
We know a lot about medical biology, such as about the genetic code, the nervous system, the blood, muscle movement, respiration and other observational aspects of biology. But we understand virtually nothing about hunger, thirst, sleep, growth and healing. We know nothing about the way our body regulates its metabolic activity in cycles with that of the Earth, moon and sun. And we understand virtually nothing about consciousness, choices, memory, emotions, creativity, learning and personality. Mechanistic chemistry will never have answers to these issues, so we must develop other sciences that help us to understand them - but as long as we remain fixated with biochemistry, we will never find answers to all of these issues.
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We are at the moment in a scientific cul-de-sac. Scientists have been giving us snippets of knowledge that do not add up to provide us with a complete visual picture of how things are and how things interact. We are stuck. We need to take a step back and free our minds from what we have been told. We need to look at the science around us to get a picture that is whole and complete.
To liberate our instincts, we need to use our own common sense. We need to go back to the beginning because we have to unravel what we think we already know and then build on that knowledge and see life afresh. It takes a lot to persuade me one way or another. If I believe something to be true, then unless someone can prove otherwise to me, either by experiment or through a logical argument, it is very difficult to move me away from my entrenched opinion.
I think this is probably true for most people. In my own case, it took my son's illness to shift me away from my stubborn position on complementary forms of health treatment, and I think it takes such an awakening in most people before they are persuaded there is an alternative option. Why would you change the opinion you have held for most of your life unless you had a personal experience that caused you to change your mind?
I have no intention of just telling you my story and hoping you will be persuaded by it. My idea is to take you on the journey of discovery that I made while spending one and a half years in the British Library researching this book. I will introduce you to many unsung scientists from the past three hundred years who have all provided small pieces of science that, when looked at collectively, provide a truly remarkable story - one that I hope, at the very least, will open your mind up to the possibility that we have all been led down the proverbial garden path and that some of what we have all dismissed of as quackery does in fact have scientific validity after all.
I am full of optimism that you will be impressed by what you read simply by the reaction of my father, who read the draft of this manuscript. He is a renowned Professor of medicine who has written hundreds of different research papers covering issues from obesity to bipolar disorder. When I asked his opinion on my first two chapters, he was left somewhat speechless as he said he had never come across any of my research and therefore could not offer an opinion as he had no expertise on which to base one. He wanted to read the whole manuscript before he would offer his views.
As far as I was concerned, if I could shift the opinion of someone who was firmly entrenched in the biochemical theory of life, by even a small amount, then my job was done. I have written eight different chapters, all of which are interrelated. It is not necessary to read them all in sequence: you can dip in and out as you wish.
All that I would recommend is that you first read this chapter and the next, on water, as these will hopefully provide you with some incredible new ideas. Then feel free to use those ideas in the chapters on the moon and sun, magnets, bees and birds, technology and plants as, and how, you want. When you have digested all of the information, feel free to join in the discussions on my website and put your own opinions forward.
The piece of the puzzle that seems to have been ignored for so long is this simple fact - that everything vibrates. I know this sounds ridiculously simple, but let me explain why this point is so important and why, when you have read the following chapters on water and the moon, you will wonder why you have been deprived of this knowledge until now.
The idea that vibrations play such an important role took me a long time to work out; it did not come to me straight away. But once I understood this very simple principle, everything else fell into place. Simply put, everything vibrates, absolutely everything, from the nucleus of an atom to the molecules of our blood, our organs, our brain, light, sound, plants, animals, earth, space, the universe; they all have one thing in common - they all vibrate.
Throughout this book, vibrations, whether they are in the form of sound, light, electricity, magnets or gravity, will be shown to be the number one factor that underlies the unexplained phenomena that Western science fails to understand. Without an understanding of this science, we have been guided down the wrong path, to reach where we are today. Most of us have had a very poor scientific teaching in the way that life works, for if it were better, we would all look at plants, the solar system and our health in a completely different light.
In isolation, this may not really be such a big deal. I am pretty sure that some people are thinking that this is very common knowledge and it is well known that everything vibrates. I am sure this is true, but what they do not know is how vibrations interact with each other - this is the piece of the jigsaw that even makes me smile in anticipation while writing.
Maybe I get excited every time I explain my ideas just because I drink too much coffee.
Or maybe you will think it is not coffee that I'm drinking too much of when I tell you that vibrations are bouncing around us everywhere, but it is the unique properties of water that provide the other amazing piece of the jigsaw; and one is not interesting without the other. Water; what on earth can I be talking about? Since when has water been said to be of interest in terms of anything other than hydration? But no, water also has a unique property: it has the ability to shape-shift.
Water is never just one thing. Rather, it is a chameleon, changing its properties in different situations. What causes water to change and take on these new shapes is, amazingly, all to do with vibrational waves. If we combine the idea of vibrations with the unique properties of water, we arrive at some outrageous new possibilities. Obvious vibrations, of which science is aware, that change water are those caused by sound and light: if you put sunlight onto water it heats up, and when you play music next to a puddle it moves as a result of the sound vibrations.
These are two basic ideas that will hopefully give you a simple understanding of how different vibrations can affect objects. But what about all the billions of other vibrations that are out there? What effect do they have on water? Vibrations caused by other living objects that also vibrate. How about a tree - what sort of vibration does that give out - or an elephant? Because they are made up of living mass, they have to vibrate. This is one of those scientific truths that is undeniable. But how big are the vibrations they emit, and how do they affect each other?
This is where it all starts to get a bit scary. Imagine this scenario: if our bodies are made up of water, and water changes when it comes into contact with different vibrations, could this not mean that our bodies will change the way in which they behave when in contact with a big new vibration?
What big vibrations are there which are capable of influencing the water within us? The pretty obvious ones are the giant vibrations called gravity, coming from the planet we are standing on, and the gravitational vibrations of the sun, the moon and the planets. As I will reveal in later chapters, science has shown that they affect our biology, but until now no-one has understood why. The answer lies in the amazing properties of water. If it is true that the gravitational waves of the planets affect us, what else could be changing the vibrational properties of water, and thus affecting our biology?
Could a tiny little vibration also cause change? And how about this idea: could the person next to you be changing the way your body behaves? As nonsensical as it might seem, could the idea of love be based on a compatible vibrational chemistry between two people? Could instant likes and dislikes be based on vibrations as well? Who knows? I certainly do not intend to develop these ideas in this book as there is no science to back them up, but I have included them to show the endless possibilities that vibrations offers us to look afresh at the ways in which we interact.
Vibrations open up a whole new way of looking at life and, as I hope to show in the later chapters, they all affect the way in which we go about our daily lives. Some of this is positive, but some of it is alarmingly negative. Scientists have long known about vibrations and how they can induce change in objects. The first significant discovery was made in by Ernst Chladni, whose book, Discoveries in the Theories of Sound, should be part of every child's science education, as it could encourage interest at a young age in physics and music.
Chladni was a Hungarian musician who liked to build unusual musical instruments. When Chladni heard about scientist Robert Hooke's use of powders on a floating table, he took it upon himself to create a series of experiments. These turned out to be so significant that Napoleon himself personally financed the translation of Chladni's book from Hungarian into French. So what were these experiments? Very simply, Chladni placed a small pile of very fine sand on a small metal plate and then stroked his violin bow along its edge to create a vibration. The results of this experiment are now referred to as Chladni patterns.
Depending upon the specific vibrational note played, a pattern would emerge, and as he changed the speed and intensity of the stroking, a different pattern would be seen. The logic of the patterns based on just these few different vibrations would imply that the range of patterns is almost limitless. These patterns are amazing to look at as they are such a varied bunch. But what is of more interest than just this fascinating concept is that when two or more sound frequencies are combined from two sources, the patterns created are again unique.
One sound produces one pattern, but two sounds produce a completely new one. In , Swiss scientist Hans Jenny published a book called Cymatics. This took Chladni's ideas a stage further, as Jenny showed what happened when various materials such as sand, spores, iron filings, water and viscous substances were placed on vibrating metal plates.
Jenny made use of crystal oscillators, and an invention of his own called the Tonoscope, to set these plates and membranes vibrating. Jenny found that if he vibrated a plate at a specific frequency and amplitude, the shapes and motion patterns characteristic of that vibration appeared in the material on the plate. If he changed the frequency or amplitude, the pattern changed as well. If the frequency increased, so the complexity of the patterns increased, the number of elements becoming greater. If, on the other hand, Jenny increased the amplitude, the motions became more rapid and turbulent and could even create small eruptions.
Imagine talking into Jenny's Tonoscope and watching the patterns of sand dance in front of you on the vibrating plate. As the voice is raised or lowered, the patterns change, so that an exact visual representation of our voices can be made on a table full of sand. Since the invention of the Tonoscope, deaf people have used it to practise learning to speak even though they cannot actually hear the sounds that they are emitting - by comparing the shape of the sand pattern with that of a hearing person, they can adjust their speech until the correct shape in the sand is obtained.
Jenny also showed the effect of sound vibration in three dimensions by using a very fine powder, Lycopodium. When sound is applied, the powder starts to move and form many small mounds that all seem to be alive and moving. These mounds move against each other and also from within, so that the powder is constantly moving from the bottom to the top. If the amplitude of the vibration is greatly increased, the powder changes into clouds of dust; photos of this look like slow- motion close-ups of machine gun fire into sand - the powder seems literally to be exploding.
If it did, this would further the idea that water in living organisms could change due to external vibrations.
It was not hard for me to find evidence of a large number of experiments showing that water behaves in exactly the same way as sand, in response to external vibrations. Faraday conducted experiments back in which showed that when a large drop of water was placed on a vibrating plate, beautiful patterns, which he called "crispations", formed on the surface.
Since then numerous other researchers have also shown that water reacts in this way. Jenny also experimented with fluids of various lands. He produced wave motions, spirals and wave-like patterns in continuous circulation. He also showed that it was possible to produce vortices in fluids by the use of specific frequencies within particular fluids - a fact that will become more important later in the book.
This is fascinating as vortices are an integral part of nature. They crop up everywhere, and the fact that sound plays a role in creating them is developed in great detail in Chapter 2. So it is very clear that water is affected by vibrations. What proof is there that our bodies do in fact contain vibrations? One person who, over 80 years ago, expounded a scientific basis for vibrational waves was a man called Georges Lakhovsky, a Russian emigre who moved to Paris and subsequently became a French citizen.
However, I will not for now go into his discoveries on cures for cancer, but will instead highlight his underlying theory of the effect that gravitational waves have on the cellular structure of living organisms. In order to explain this further, I have to get a bit technical, although I'll try to make it as simple as possible. Lakhovsky talked a lot about oscillating circuits.
These are electrical circuits that produce a vibration if a current of electricity is put through them. From such a circuit, energy is given off in the form of vibrational waves, and by using certain apparatus, an inductance coil and a condenser, the vibration can be raised to any vibrational value. This is a really important fact and one that needs to be digested thoroughly. An electrical circuit produces vibrational waves, and as all living organisms contain an electrical current, all living organisms must give off electrical vibrations.
Take the example of the human cell, which has a cell wall enclosing the cell's cytoplasm, vacuoles and other constituents lying around its nucleus. This nucleus contains a nucleolus, genetic material and twisted filaments. The nuclei act as individual electric circuits endowed with the equivalent of condensers and an inductance coil filament , and consequently have the capacity to vibrate, the size of the vibration being dependent on the values The human cell generates an electric current 42 BLINDED BY SCIENCE of the filaments and condensers. The waves given off are thus electromagnetic in origin, by virtue of the nature of the circuits.
From the constitution of the cells, it can be said that each cell is capable of being the centre of vibration. As our bodies contain billions of different cells, no two cells are likely to be vibrating at exactly the same frequency, partly due to the constant activity taking place within the cell, but also because of the specific characteristics of different tissues. Every cell of every individual tissue of any particular species is characterised by its own vibration.
The eminent American surgeon Dr George Crile wrote in his book, The Phenomena of Life, that electrical energy plays a fundamental part in the organisation, growth and function of the protoplasm - or cytoplasm as we now call it. Crile has a similar interpretation to Lakhovsky for how the cells produce electrical currents. There is no disputing the fact that our bodies produce electric currents at the cellular level, which means that every cell produces its own unique vibration and proves that our bodies do in fact emit vibrational waves.
When you think about this, it is not very surprising, yet I had not thought about this possibility at all. I have always taken medicine and assumed that it affected me in exactly the same way as it affected the next person, but I have come to the conclusion that this is blatantly impossible.
If you analyse the human body and list, for example, its component parts down to the smallest amino acids, sugars and fatty acids, there are probably tens of thousands of different mechanisms in process all working together to produce one person. A pain in the chest area could have an infinite number of causes, which is why doctors often fail to find the cause of a symptom without undertaking many different tests whose objective is to rule out possibilities until only one is left - and hopefully that will solve the problem. Much of the time, however, it is just a question of luck whether they find the answer in the first test or the last, or even at all.
Our bodies are incredibly sophisticated living organisms, with an unbelievable capacity to adapt to anything that might change us. In order to see how we adapt, let us imagine that two people have been created out of nothing excuse the semi-biblical reference and have been located on an isolated piece of desert, with no external stimuli, as a fully grown man and woman.
And let us say that these perfect specimens are the base level of perfection - they are the perfect humans, for whom absolutely everything within their body is in complete equilibrium. What will happen after day one? Firstly, in order to live, they will need to have access to water and then food.
On their island is a natural pool of fresh water, and next to it are wild vegetables and fruit. Firstly, the water will be drunk and, as this is pure water, it will not affect any of their equilibria, as their bodies have been programmed to expect clean water and therefore anticipate it and react accordingly.
And it's the same for the food: the body has been pre-programmed to digest the food and break it down into its component parts. So the first two people are still in perfect equilibrium. Nothing has made them change, and even when the woman gets pregnant and produces a child, her body will still be in equilibrium, as it is pre-programmed to reproduce. Its DNA will be different, its fingerprints will be different, it will have a different natural equilibrium from that of its parents. It will be the same perfectly healthy individual, with everything working in perfect equilibrium, but on a slightly different vibrational level from its parents.
Later, when the child grows up, he discovers that there are adj acent islands to explore, and there he finds new fruits and food that his body has never tasted before.ras.boxed-rocket.com/30-chapters-in-your-30s.php
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The food will, when ingested, set off reactions within his body for which it was not pre-programmed. However, this is not a problem as his body will immediately adapt to the change and set itself on a new equilibrium level that allows it to function efficiently. If eaten regularly, this new diet will reset the child's body to a new level, but it will still work efficiently.
The amazing concept to understand is that the new change does not happen in days, weeks or even months, but that the body reacts immediately. The food that is ingested will have an immediate effect on the body, and whatever changes occur will be dependent upon how quickly the change is transferred throughout the body. This is a really important point, as I am sure most of us assume that any change is slow, but that is a bad reflection on how we perceive our body. We must always assume that our body is a complex organism that constantly reacts to change almost immediately.
We react to being too hot, too cold, to pain, to emotions, and to a lot of obvious things, almost immediately. And we should also assume that we react to changes in water, food or electrical stimulation just as quickly. The child soon discovers a partner and produces another child, who grows up on the new island. Again, this child will have a different equilibrium and vibrational level from its parents. But why is this relevant? Simply because it means that we all react to the same external stimuli differently, and that there is not one panacea for us all. If one person suffers from eating mushrooms, it does not follow that we will all suffer.
If one herb cures one person of gall stones, it does not mean that it will cure everyone. This is the problem that we have today, and it is a major problem as our attitude towards our health is based upon finding one drug or treatment that will cure everyone. This is a fundamental impossibility. Let us go back to the beginning, when the earth had just formed and was cooling down sufficiently for life to begin, so that we can answer this question. The universe, that dark mass of space, looks empty but is in fact full of amino acids floating around, and these amino acids are bombarding our planet all of the time.
The sun is emitting light onto us and giving us heat, the moon is rotating around the planet, and we are in a solar system of planets revolving around the sun. All of the planets, both near and far, generate gravitational waves of energy, whether strong, such as those influenced by the moon that move the tides, or weak, as from distant planets such as Uranus and Jupiter.
At the right point in our planet's evolution, the millions of amino acids that had arrived on the planet suddenly found an environment conducive to life, and single-cell organisms were created. This is one theory of the beginning of life itself, but it is not important whether it is the correct one - I am just using it as an example of how life might have been formed. As the planet changed and the organisms evolved into plants, which were the first developed organic carbon-based objects some million years ago, these plants developed patterns of behaviour that would adapt to those four variables.
Remember that gravity has been around for all of that time and that all of the life forms would have been developing with this constant pattern, more so than with any consistency of heat and atmospheric conditions. However, It has been suggested that the atmosphere was three times richer in oxygen millions of years ago, which is a reason dinosaurs were able to grow so big. Plants were also enormous, but today, due to the different atmospheric conditions, plants are not capable of growing as large. The point here is that nature adapts very obviously to measurable changes in atmospheric conditions, but we seem oblivious to the point that nature has also adapted to the unobservable changes, those of the gravitational effect of the planets.
For some unexplained reason, scientists seem to have ignored this effect and very rarely refer to it in any scientific studies. I am not sure why it has disappeared from our psyche as ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Celts were all clearly believers in the planets and the fact that they had an effect on our lives. Somewhere in time, our belief system seems to have steered us away from the logical, and has tried to tell us that the gravitational influence of the planets has no effect on our health or behaviour.
The simple logic of the adaptability of life should make these scientists sit up and take notice, irrespective of the hundreds of studies that have been done on plants and animals, to show that they have a direct relationship with the cycles of the moon and the planets. But the question of how we are being affected and to what degree seems rarely to have been investigated. This is a very contentious point but it needs to be addressed - what do you think would happen to a rogue cell that for some unexplained reason started to vibrate at an incorrect frequency?
Would it have a domino effect; would all of the good cells start to vibrate at the rate of the bad cell? Would the bad cell be changed back to a good cell by simply being next to the good cells? Could an external stimulus increase the rate of change of the bad cell or alternatively reset its vibration back to that of a good cell? Surely there are lots of scientific papers that have studied this phenomenon and should be able to tell us exactly what happens and how we can fix it.
Sadly not. This whole area of science has been largely overlooked as it does not follow the normal chemically based solution of biological problems. It seems very strange to me that there are not a lot of contemporary studies dealing with vibrational issues. The two major references here appear to date from the s, and in both cases they cured numerous patients with cancer using their own version of vibrational medicine.
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So why are we not delving further into this area? I have asked several scientists this question and they do not have an answer, except that maybe it has not been investigated until now because it has been dismissed in the past. Maybe, however, the reason is that scientists have discovered it but without actually recognising its significance. This is the avenue I had to take to study the matter further, otherwise it would seem 47 BLINDED BY SCIENCE ridiculous that one logical idea about the behaviour of organic matter could be so easily researched yet have been entirely ignored by the scientists who are supposed to be looking after our welfare.
Every day, I think about the millions of people who could have been helped and cured from illnesses, ranging from cancer and typhoid to influenza and tuberculosis, all needless deaths that resulted from science's decision to ignore unique discoveries that have been proven in trials to work on humans.
Sixteen patients with incurable cancer were all completely cured under strict scientific study conditions. Yet everything about the study and its amazing results has been almost completely destroyed. The key part of Rife's discovery lay in the use of vibrations. Just as J. It was this invention that allowed him to develop his unique tools for curing almost all illnesses.
What was so amazing about this machine was that it could look at live viruses under the microscope without having to kill them: modern electron microscopes can only look at dead viruses. Rife used light as a source of magnification and was able to see different viruses as a colour, each different colour representing a different vibrational frequency. The reasoning was that if you could determine the colour of the virus, you could destroy it by blasting it with a large number of light waves that were of that specific frequency.
Even if I did not know anything about Rife's work, I know, having looked into so many scientific papers and studies, that most viruses can be cured by the use of vibrations. How do I know this? Quite simply because logic tells me that it must be the case, based upon all the information that I have gleaned from studies relating to plants, animals and lunar cycles. What baffles me most is the fact that I know this, yet the so-called major scientists of this world seem to have chosen to ignore it or have purposely dismissed it for reasons that only they know.
I could suggest that money and power were the two most likely reasons for this "ignorance", but that would be a separate book in itself. Medical care without drugs would create a great big hole in the cosy Western world of medicine; hospitals would be empty, doctors would be without work, drug companies would spiral out of the stock exchange, and corporate profits would be non-existent. Maybe these are the very reason why a simple machine has been left ignored - it would open up a huge can of worms for doctors. Which person having spent ten years training for a job, would want to see a machine put them out of business?
Not many I would guess, even if it meant saving the lives of millions of people. Yet in some areas of science, machines that use vibrations are very common. The MRI scanner and the ultrasound machine are very popular in medicine. How do they work? The MRI scanner uses the different vibrational frequencies of chemicals in our bodies, and ultrasound uses sound vibration, to reproduce a three-dimensional image of our insides. So the physicists know about vibrations and have utilised the vibrational signal to develop sophisticated machinery.
Just as I had started to write this book, I finally heard of a trial study taking place that was incorporating vibrational medicine. The machine in question was being used to cure patients of prostate cancer by giving them a treatment of vibrational waves, exactly of the type that had been developed seventy years before by Royal Rife. However, the machine that was being used was the ultrasound machine, a machine that had been around for thirty years before someone decided to test it out on cancer.
Maybe it will soon be realised that you can cure a wide range of illnesses other than prostate cancer using sound waves. So we always thought there was something a little bit suspect. Sir Paul, who can be seen on ITV on Saturday night in a special concert showcasing his most recent album, went on in the interview to speak about the sexual mores of the period. The other aspect of course is that we, though not quite Jimmy, we were of the age of the girls, we were all young. We knew it and it was like NO. But the closer we were in age of course the less it seemed to matter.
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