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Doug Lowe's Reflections Through Life


I was born on the 15th October 1938.  I was born to a very conservative South African Father and an inspirational South African Mother. In my first years we lived in a miner's house which was of corrugated iron in a small town called Krugersdorp.  It was a well-appointed tin house with the kinds of rooms you would expect in a modern house as my father was an underground Mine Captain. But it was of corrugated tin and the inside walls were of papered wood.

When I was 5 my parents escaped from mining. The mining Company found a job for my Father on a huge ailing citrus estate in a magical valley called Barberton.  It was called Moodie's Estate.  They gave him a 5 year contract to turn it around and make a profit.  We moved into the farm house which was also a tin house and the toilet was a deep pit with a tin hut over it. These were 5 most beautiful idyllic years except that I was sent to boarding school during the week even though the school was only 3 miles away. That can piss you off as a kid.  Some parents have no idea what things like that can do to them.  By the time we left, Dad had built a smart modern thatched home which is still there.

From my earliest years I was intensely curious to know how everything worked.  So I spent hours on the farm watching creatures of every size; from ants to mosquitos, flies, spiders, caterpillars, butterflies, bird life and animal life. The farm had a huge diversity of wild life (especially of insects).  My father was something of a naturalist having been brought up in the bush of Africa and knew a great deal about African fauna and flora. I did learn from him how to observe nature but I was and have always been an impatient student.   My method is to try to do it first then read the instructions when I get stuck.

For my 8th birthday I wanted nothing else besides a strong magnifying glass.  I treasured it for 50 years even afterl it fell apart.  I also pestered to despair my mechanic Grandfather, who maintained the fleet of farm vehicles.  I wanted to know everything about how engines and all of the other machines work and why.  As I grew into my teens I began to ask how our solar system works and why.  The solar system is a machine and so it must work according to mechanical laws. I checked out the theory.  I didn't like it.  Mechanical things don’t work like that. I disassembled broken watches to see how they worked.  It was good to know how they worked.

By the time I reached 18 and was leaving school I had drawn some interesting conclusions about my world and my universe. I knew how most animate and inanimate things worked.  There were some anomalies which needed investigation. I have spent the rest of my life - on and off - investigating them.

So you could  label me a scientist when you look at that arm of my career.  And in the capacity of scientist against the mainstream I guess I qualify.
It has been a challenging and lonely journey but my conviction has never left me.  Being out of the mainstream but being sceptical  of conspiracy theorists, I have never ranted on about debunkers but there does seem to be a determination by the mainstream to exclude anybody who does not conform.  I have never had that problem as I have never been either in or out of the mainstream.  I simply don’t exist.  Nevertheless, I was struck early on in that quest, how debunkers pervade our society and control what the truth is and pervert the course of discovery and knowledge.

 Upon analysis, they always come from an elite and powerful group of people who have a financial and professional interest in maintaining the status quo.  They feel secure in their reinforced closed boxes.  Outside of their safe prisons the rest of the thinking world carries on thinking and discovering.  Debunking does not stop the questioning.  It does not stop determined people from continuing to ask why there are so many artefacts on Mars that cannot be explained by 'natural causes';  why the elongated and genetically different but extremely large capacity ancient skulls do not fit the parameters defined for 'ordinary' humans;  how giant megalithic buildings were engineered and manufactured from precision cutting out of hard rock to transporting over long distances to lifting those 1200 ton blocks without sophisticated machinery.  It is high time the debunkers were debunked.  I suppose they already are as nobody takes much notice of them except when we need money for research.  Unfortunately they seem always to be in control of the bulk of the money and that money they keep for their dead end experiments.

Some dead end experiments I am referring to here are the Dark Matter and Dark Energy experiments.  Never has so much scientific money been spent for so long on achieving absolutely nothing other than to prove that that line of experimentation is a dead end BUT they still keep finding more dead end experiments to do!!

Why am I saying this?  Well.. it is because recent discoveries in the galaxy have shown that my theories regarding Dark Matter and Dark Energy are right.  I was convinced at an early age like when I was 18 that Newton’s and Einstein’s universe is flawed.  It works quite well with their laws but they failed to take account of a missing fundamental property of matter.  Their universe is a gravity – momentum universe.  My universe is a gravity – propulsion universe.

My universe comfortably allows for the accelerating expanding universe.  Theirs does not permit of an accelerating expanding universe without the use of magic.  My universe comfortably enables stars to have higher and increasing velocities at the edges of galaxies.  Theirs does not without the invention of a gigantic halo of Dark Matter surrounding the galaxy.  This halo would have the effect of depleting the Dark Matter within the main body of the galaxy in order for a sufficient gravity gradient to exist to enable the speeding up the stars in the outer rim.  My theories do not require galaxies to have this strange property.  Scientists used to maintain that Dark Matter is evenly distributed.

My theories permit of a return to a steady state universe.  In other words the mass/energy of the universe has remained the same from the Big Bang onwards.  Many scientists would be comfortable with that.

Please visit my web site to get the detail:  DARK MATTER AND DARK ENERGY

I should also be grateful if you would make a link to my site from your web site if you have one.

So what are some more anomalies?

I have already dealt with the Dark Matter and Dark Energy anomalies.  These are some other favourites of mine.

Insect and Spider Anomalies

The first is the fly family.  I include the bumble bee although it is not a fly as it has 4 wings, but it isn't supposed to be able to fly or hover because of the ratio of its small wing area to body mass.  The anomaly is this: According to the laws of evolution, a creature will evolve qualities by natural selection to out compete competitors and predators.  The reward is survival.  Flying insects evolved 4 wings for whatever reason.  But for an unexplained reason, the fly family then tossed away the advantage of 4 wings in favour of 2.  The second pair of wings the halteres were then downgraded to act as stabilizers (according to scientists).  My question is this:  Why would nature cause a pair of wings to degenerate into a pair of stabilizers unless there is an evolutionary advantage in doing so?  In the case of the bumble bee, why would it evolve seemingly less effective smaller wings if they do not improve survival and effectiveness in foraging?

I removed the halteres from a crane fly.  It was perfectly able to maintain stable flight and to navigate to where it wanted to go except at a much slower speed.  I concluded that halteres were not essential for stable flight or directional control. I furthermore concluded that they had a much more profound function.  I concluded that they are using antigravity by the generation of vibrational energy.  If this is the case then 2 wings will drive propulsion without the burden of having to counteracting gravity.  In spite of only having 2 wings to propel it, the modern house fly can take off in any direction it pleases including backwards in order to escape an aggressor.  Note that only in recent years have I concluded that they are not using antigravity but that they are neutralizing gravity.  I came to this conclusion after looking at the methods of transport used for transporting the giant building stones in megalithic buildings

I carried out my first experiment in the science lab using an electrostatic machine at Witwatersrand University when I was still 18. I failed to continue my studies there in civil Engineering as the maths tutor refused to answer my questions regarding the fundamental principles behind calculus.  He said he was not prepared to hold back the entire syllabus for the year to answer my questions.  My job as a student was to learn parrot fashion and not to ask challenging questions.  I needed to know not just how to do the maths, I also needed to know the why of it.  I should have been born 200 years ago and had a private maths tutor.  I might then have made progress in the subject. So as you might gather, my maths education stopped at that point.

At that time, I was convinced that the fly was using antigravity to enhance its flight and so I determined to invent an antigravity machine. I think I built my first machine when I was 25.  It comprised a load of gyroscopes.  It was very basic and it used up the last few pounds out of our household budget.  I say our budget because I had just got married to my wife Gwen.  But I passionately thought that it would work and the future would take care of itself.   I was wrong and not for the first time.  She stuck with me through thick and thin and there was lots of ‘thin’ in our early years together.  I am deeply grateful for being able to share my wife with such an incredible person.  Each new theoretical idea begot another machine and each machine failed.  And the last series of experiments I did last year also failed.

The second anomaly is the orb web of the orb web spider.  I have never had the patience or the money to experiment with an orb web spider to see if it can spin an orb web when there is no wind at all to enable it to establish the anchoring threads. But it seems to me to be contrary to logic that without self-propulsion an orb web spider can make an orb web merely by floating thread to an anchoring point.  For a start, how does the end of the thread anchor to the designated point without the specific action of the spider to do the anchoring?  It has to be taken to the anchor point!


Ancient Megalithic Structures Anomalies

The 3rd and 4th and 5th anomalies relate to the giant megalithic blocks of stone which are scattered around the Globe.  Mainstream science doggedly refuses to accept that an unexplained technology was used to cut out the giant blocks from solid granite or sandstone.  Not only that, the technology used for transporting 70 ton to 1200 ton solid blocks of stone over many kilometres (500 in the case of the Giza blocks) of rough terrain without the most advanced equipment available today, cannot be explained by mainstream conventional science.  By studying the gouge marks made during excavation it seems that the stone was softened during the process to enable easy extraction.   Have a look at  Saksaywaman.  The giant building blocks have rounded corners and fit together like a 3D jigsaw puzzle.  This construction could only have been effected by moulding softened rock into the shapes needed.  It is surely conceivable that there were very advanced ancient technologies which were catastrophically lost as a result of world-wide almost totally destructive cataclysms.  This belief is buried in ancient histories on all of the continents.

There are many examples around the world of giant megalithic building stones having been cut or moulded with such high precision that we today would be hard put if not quite unable to match the engineering skills employed.  Not only have they been cut to great precision and sometimes also had complex shapes machined into them but they were then transported in some cases hundreds of miles to the construction site. Then they were built into a structure with such great precision that a razor blade can't be pushed into the joint.  The engineering of and building of the Great Pyramid of Giza encapsulates what I am saying.  And if you think you can explain that engineering achievement with 21st century technology, you have to think again.  Engineers not scientists have also studied this edifice and they conclude that it contains technology some of which has not been equalled in modern times.  Read the books by Christopher Dunn, in particular The Giza Power Plant: He points out the technical achievement of precisely cutting out 70 ton blocks of granite at a quarry which was 500 miles away, transporting all 17 of them over land and possibly on the Nile then overland again to the Giza pyramid.  They then had to be hoisted up to the Kings chamber and precisely positioned in place.  I also remind you that the Giza pyramid is still by far heavier than anything built in modern times.

Our civilization smugly believes that the evolution of civilization has been progressive.  It was thought that there can't have been a civilization on Earth more advanced than ours. But the evidence is there that they are wrong.

Anomalies in our civilization abound but there are none so blind as those who will not see.

The Martian Anomaly  

The Martian anomaly is a good one.  Some writers on ancient history assert that Mars virtually collided with Earth in the very recent past, causing one of the greatest human cataclysms at the beginning of recorded history.  Well... if that happened, what would have happened to Mars' oceans and atmosphere considering that Mars' gravity is only one third of Earth's.  It is quite easy to speculate that we (Earth) stripped Mars of both its atmosphere and water. That could explain how in the deluge (not flood) rain came FROM Heaven for 40 days and 40 nights. Then will be vindicated those who are convinced that there are clearly visible on Mars the remains of a civilization which might even have been able to survive their even greater cataclysm than ours.  And if this is true, Mars was habitable with a breathable atmosphere and huge oceans a mere 4350 years ago.  Surely evidence of flowing water millions of years ago would long since have been obliterated by the well-known planet wide Martian wind storms.  NASA should stop air brushing photos that they don't want the public to see.

The Elongated Human Skull Anomaly.

I like this one as it demonstrates just how determined conventional science is to prove that homo sapiens is and always has been supreme.  It is a sad reflection on the pathetic insecurity that pervades the mainstream scientific world.  The determination of the mainstream to stamp out and to ridicule dissent from their dead end, cherished, scientific beliefs is desperately unfortunate as so much could be achieved if they were prepared to spend some of their billions outside of their boxes.

One of the many sites which examine the elongated sculls is:  Paracas Skulls  This is where the details about the Paracas skulls get interesting. The Paracas skulls are anything but ordinary. The cranium of the Paracas skulls is at least 25 % larger and up to 60% heavier than the skulls of regular human beings.  Researchers firmly believe that these traits could not have been achieved through head bindings as some scientists suggest because ordinary bound human heads simply do not magically elongate their volume to the extent that would be required to achieve the cranial volume necessary.  They are much shorter in elongation.  There are many photos online to demonstrate this.  Not only are they different in weight, the Paracas skulls are also structurally different and only have one parietal plate while ordinary humans have two.   One or 2 freaks could be medically explained but not collections of skulls from around the world or was there a cranial skull elongation pandemic 4000 years ago?

On the other side of the world on the island of Malta, similar skulls are found: Maltese Temple Skulls  These have been withdrawn from the view of the general public but have the same characteristics of the Paracas skulls, notably that they have only one parietal plate.  And there are many other examples of similar skulls from around the world, some with extremely large cranial volumes like over 2000cc.  Get Googling and start with this Spanish site (I don't speak Spanish): SOME VERY STRANGE SKULLS. This researcher compares modern human heads that have been elongated by deformation.  It clearly shows that the elongation is stunted  i.e. much shorter than the Paracas skulls. A quick look at some of the skulls will show that there are 3 distinctly different species:  a very broad faced very large cranial capacity skull; a very elongated skull like the Paracas skull but with strange deep indentations on either side of the eye sockets and 3rdly a skull from Asia with minimal indentations on either side of the eye sockets.  The Author also compares normal human skulls with the huge cranial capacity skulls having very large eye sockets. Only a blind person (those who will not see) would not see the differences between these skulls and those of modern humans.

 So when are these artefacts going to be taken seriously by the mainstream and properly investigated?

My Other Careers


I was compelled to paint from the age of 18.  I refused to be taught (what’s new about that?).  I painted 148 abstract paintings in South Africa.  Then, disillusioned with Apartheid politics I emigrated to England to seek my fortune and settled in London.  My last South African painting was painted in October 1961 and the first in London on 12 November at 18B Bassett Road W10.  I was 23.  My first period of painting ended in January 1963.  It was numbered 275 but I had to knuckle down and earn a living to support my wife and to bring up my 4 lovely children.  So I painted in my head for the next 30 years.  By then I had moved to Manchester and had found a great adventurer Gwen, to share my life and to stand by my side through everything.  I say great adventurer and she had to be that as she took me on without knowing anything about me purely on trust after knowing me for only 7 weeks, an alien from South Africa!  We married on the darkest and gloomiest day of the year, the 21st of December 1963 in a Glossop Anglican Church.  I knew nobody in Manchester and had nobody in England to invite to my wedding so My Brother in Law to be, agreed to be my best man.

I started painting again in September 1994 and painted my last painting on the 2nd of February 2005. It was numbe4red 471.  I have not used a drop of paint since then.  The muse simply abandoned me and I was happy to leave nature to carry on creating the greatest works of art.  My last unfinished work is of Meercats.  It is still on the easel.  I think about half of my paintings are left and most of the South African ones have got trashed. No doubt my children will have to dump the rest when I die as there will be nowhere to store them.


When I left university I was going through a very unstable time.  I think I was borderline schizophrenic.  I felt threatened by anybody who had a severe looking face.  Gradually I came to the realization that people put on defensive faces for their own protection.  That was a relief.

My very first job was with CNA in South Africa.  I found a niche there as a book salesman travelling thousands of miles in a Morris Isis, a leather seated 6 cylinder car and earned very well for a 20 year old.  I saved enough to coast along in London as an artist for 6 months.  Then the money ran out.  My first job in London when I ran out of money was at Foyles Bookshop.  It was slave labour pay.  My Mother took pity on me and sent me enough extra money to keep body and soul together.  London was stifling.  Real countryside was too far away. I am not a city person. Then I secured a job as a book salesman with a 3rd rate, recycled title, paperback publishing company called Brown Watson.  My company car was a Mini Van.  I soon earned more in commission than the Sales Manager so they slashed my commission.  So I left in disgust.  Bastards!

Somehow I persuaded myself into a job as a Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of an electronics company called Staveley Smith Controls in Dukinfield Manchester.  That led on to a career in product development – I am good at making things; then market research (more by self belief than experience).  After a series of jobs, each lasting a bit less time than the last, I eventually ran out of the ability to be employed.

So I had no alternative but to go self employed.  I started out as an independent Sales Agent.  It was very very hard but we survived and my wife and I slowly by trial and error, her with an O level in sewing and me with my sales and inventive ability, started a manufacturing business in home textiles. Hard as it was we enjoyed working together and our whole attitude to working changed for the better.  Our first employee's work room was our garage where he cut the cloth for our cushion production in freezing conditions in the dead of Winter.  20 years later we had built the business up to a turnover of £10,000,000 and 120 employees but we didn't make we were always in dept.  We escaped bankruptcy by a hairs breadth and good luck as we managed to sell the business for a big enough sum to pay off our mortgage on our house and to be free of any debt.  All of the jobs were preserved.  We had clear consciences.

In the meantime we had opened a factory shop selling 2nds curtain fabrics.  We bought a derelict engineering workshop and transformed it into a smart factory shop.  That lasted until we were muscled out of the trade by much bigger warehouses.  We managed to sell the premises at a profit.  In the meantime, around 2002, I had started an internet business selling art and craft materials on eBay.  I did this to help pay for the rent on my quite big studio in Vernon Mill, Stockport.  This grew to the point where I could no longer find the time to paint.  It then grew until I couldn't do it on my own so Gwen's factory shop took it over just as her business was going into decline.  When we closed the shop down and I wanted to sell the internet business, my middle daughter Cathy wanted to have a home job so she could be around for the children.  She eventually took over the business with her husband and Gwen and I retired at the end of 2015.  I was 77.  That was the end of work.






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