About one decade ago, Myron Evans composed the following open letter:
Alpha Foundation Institute for Advanced Study
Subject: Recommendation for Prioré-Type Project
To: Whom it may concern:
Date: 27th May, 2001
Dr. Myron W. Evans, Ph.D.
50 Rhyddwen Road
Craigcenfnparc (sic, cannot spell his home town correctly)
Swansea, SA6 5RA
I can strongly recommend major funding for the project headed by Anthony Craddock. I have read Col. Bearden’s work on the Prioré effect, and it has appeared in eminent texts published by Wiley, World Scientific and others. It has also appeared in a paper to Physica Scripta. Prioré’s work has been replicated and has been patented, so the evidence for its validity is strong. If successful the project by Craddock et alia will bring benefit to mankind on a large scale. I strongly recommend funding.
Myron W. Evans
[Craddock is a ‘front-man’ for the notorious pseudoscientist ‘Dr’ Thomas Eugene Bearden (whose worthless doctorate was later bought from a ‘degree-mill’). Members of Evans’ Alpha Institute also wrote an hilarious ‘scientific paper’ which supposedly ‘explained’ how Bearden’s Motionless Electrical Generator (a farcical perpetual motion machine) functioned. Evans, although having fallen out with his old collaborator, Bearden, still believes in perpetual motion and is currently standing for public office on the platform of ‘space energy devices’. The latter is just another way (together with ‘free energy’ or ‘over-unity’ generator) of claiming perpetual motion.]
To return to our main theme: the above letter is aimed at supporting a known crackpot in his efforts to fool naive investors into funding a project based upon the ‘work’ of Antoine Prioré. Although the latter quack initially managed to fool a few people, he was soon outed as being a fraudster in the overwhelming opinion of medical experts, and is now – contrary to Evans’ opinion – firmly consigned to the lunatic medical fringe – along with the likes of Rife. And this is where Evans had a close brush with the law (depending upon how widely the letter was circulated). Nobody really cares if investors are conned into backing a supposed perpetual motion or antigravity machine. However, by promoting the work of Prioré, whose main claim was that he could cure cancer, Evans had technically acted contrary to the UK’s 1939 Cancer Act which includes a provision prohibiting:
“… taking any part in publication, except when the person is a properly certificated expert, of advertisements that offer to treat any person for cancer, or to prescribe any remedy therefor, or to give any advice in connection with the treatment thereof, where ‘advertisement’ includes any notice, circular, label, wrapper or other document, and any announcement made orally or by any means of producing or transmitting sounds.”
Evans may be a chemist, but he is by no means a pharmacist, and is therefore not protected by the provisions of the above act. It would be interesting to know just how widely the above letter was circulated. If it remained safely in the files of Craddock and Bearden, then Evans is safe. However, if it was circulated to third persons, then Evans certainly broke the law by promoting a quack cancer cure. Perhaps some reader of this blog has a copy of the letter in his files …