Monday, August 26, 2013

Deceased--Lance Osadchey

Lance Osadchey
October 3rd, 1938 to August 5th, 2013

This is one of those situations when getting older is really painful...the demise of a friend and colleague. I met Lance when I was the senior moderator of a physics website in a collective chat room some ten years ago. Immediately we were sparing about science and philosophical concepts. Our main arena of debate was neurons and freewill. This was a proverbial can of worms where neither side was swayed by evidence or philosophical thought. Later on I provided the graphics for Lance's Velador amateur science project that contradicted known physics.. I never really understood his ideas, but assisted him nevertheless.


Lance Osadchey, 74, of Bradford died August 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Lance grew up on a farm in Upstate New York. When he was 15 years old he went to college at Syracuse University where he was a bowman and his team won the IRA National Championship for the Freshman Crew Team. Later he went on to medical school at Syracuse. After becoming a Doctor, he served as a Captain Battalion Surgeon for the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army Paratroopers. Dr. Osadchey served his patients in the Emergency Room and in his private practices in Connecticut and Vermont with his intelligence, thoroughness and humor. Lance enjoyed the company of his best companion, Shadow. He enjoyed music, especially Rock in Roll and his friends in the band 8084. In his fifteen years of retirement he skied, created and patented the Velador, worked on his experiments, played chess with his friends and wrote several books. He enjoyed the company of his children, Mark, Tanya and Kerstin; their spouses Karen, Sean and Jeff; his grandchildren, Miranda, Jack, Reilly, Phoebe, Trevor, Savanna and Landon; his dog Zephyr and his brother Bruce Osadchey and his family.

Who Turns The Light?

ISBN-10: 1418413836
ISBN-13: 978-1418413835

This book highlights an experiment thought to be novel and unique. Included is the logic behind the experiment. Confirmation of the experiment remains to be done by high school physic classes as well as larger institutional analysis. The author believes there is much more to derive from the principles developed by this work. His hope is all science will benefit.

A review...

The author reports on an experiment evincing anomalous behavior of coherent (laser) light. The setup is simple enough to reproduce, however the author's hypotheses run counter to current theories of physics. It is posited that photons are massless, which would require an alternate explanation for the photoelectric effect (it is the momentum of a photon that knocks electrons lose), and that photons upon leaving their source do not share the velocity of the issuing frame, in contravention of the Special Theory of Relativity.

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