Biography: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax

Draft. If you are reading this on an archive site, be sure to check the original URL for updates, corrections, retractions, etc.

Born 1944. I sat with Richard P. Feynman at Cal Tech 1961-63, in the “Feynman Lectures.” I originally planned to major in nuclear physics. I left for a leave and returned in 1964 for one term, then dropped out, and never graduated from any college or university. I raised five children, have seven grandchildren, and adopted two more children, still teenagers at this point. I invested $10,000 in palladium metal in 1989, after seeing the Pons and Fleischmann announcement. I broke even. I thought that nobody was able to confirm the findings (which the media has repeated over and over, in spite of being false). In 2009, as a Wikipedia editor, I confronted an abusive blacklisting of (the admin was reprimanded). I started to move the Cold fusion article toward neutrality, and confronted an admin allied with the first one. His admin tools were removed, but I was banned (as had been predicted: they routinely shoot the messenger). I then began investigating cold fusion in earnest. I was published after peer review in Current Science, 2015. In 2011-2013, I was trained in personal and community transformation with Landmark Worldwide:, and twice coached in the Self-Expression and Leadership Program, and completed the Introduction Leader Program. Quora: Abd-Ul-Rahman-Lomax (over 3 million answer views).

2 thoughts on “Biography: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax”

  1. I found you few hours ago with an answer you wrote on quora, the only answer that made sense in that god forsaken forum. Since then I have been trying to follow your lead, but with an average IQ of mine (Since I was looking for an answer there, I could even qualify for below 90), I am losing you half way through most of your answers (Nowhere near a science student) and most of the content that I am finding here and other pages that talks about you or your works and thoughts, it’s quite overwhelming for an absolute stranger who knows almost nothing about you or the cold fusions. Although I could understand you being banned on most of the forums you share your views on, for whatever reasons they claim it to be, the truth is, they are nowhere near you and they could not keep up with you. Please continue to share your wisdom.
    Maybe someday, they will come and see or they would have been departed by then to the place they didn’t knew of, but your thoughts will survive for the future to be learned from. Even if history gets distorted, facts eventually do prevail. I wish you the best of both the world.

    1. Thanks. It’s not true that I’ve been banned on “most forums.” Rather, I’ve been writing voluminously on the internet and on-line fora since the 1980s, and have only been banned on a few fora, by comparison. Please feel completely free to ask questions. Especially on Quora, that’s what it’s for! (As a registered user, you may comment and ask questions on Answers) … plus you may privately message there, but public conversation is generally more useful. If you like what I write, encourage it! Engage, discuss, interact.

      Cold fusion became a major project of mine when I confronted abusive administration on Wikipedia (for policy reasons, I was not a “believer” in cold fusion). I was successful in that confrontation, initially, the administrator was reprimanded . . . but what happened then to me could be like being a canary in a mine, or someone who attracts sniper fire, which reveals the presence of someone with high motivation!

      Briefly, “cold fusion” is a popular name for an unexpected heat effect, of unknown origin — as to mechanism, how it happens — and the preponderance of the evidence has become that this effect is nuclear, though set up by structures and conditions, poorly understood, in condensed matter (i.e., the solid or liquid state, in possibly very complex structures). Research is proceeding, slowly because of limited funding, but nevertheless progress is being made. If this effect can be controlled, made reliable, it could be the energy future of humanity. While we cannot be sure what practical cold fusion would be like for energy generation, it appears that it would use a fuel that could satisfy human needs, from existing supply, for a very, very long time, and it appears that it would be non-polluting. It is possible that it will be cheap. So answering the scientific questions is important.

      Cold fusion is an example where “popular scientific opinion” — i.e, the opinion of scientists outside the field — is very different from the opinions and assessments of judgments by experts — including experts retained by the U.S. government and other agencies for neutral advice. “Everybody knows,” we hear, that “cold fusion was found to be a mistake in 1989.”

      That never actually happened, though certainly some errors were made — on all sides. John Huizenga called cold fusion “the scientific fiasco of the century” in his book, and he was right on that.

Leave a Reply