Porphyrin, phthalocyanine, and their relatives

Robert Whitby whitby at mac.com
Wed Jan 21 18:32:15 EST 2004

"hanson" <hanson at quick.net> wrote in message news:<IckPb.21126$zj7.12288 at newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>...
> I suggest you do some editing and rewriting.
> hanson

Dear Hanson,

Thankyou for your comments.

When I discovered in 1977 that the periodicity of the atomic elements
is octahedral, I saw that my discovery was in conflict with the
current orthodoxy. I proceeded to test the shapes of the atoms in
different molecular assemblies to see if they could produce the chains
and rings and helixes. I looked at the crystalline forms and assured
myself that the particles which make up the atoms could produce those
forms. I also inquired into the foundations of the orthodoxy which
conflicted with the octahedral periodicity. It isn't difficult to see
that Rutherford's proposed atom is unacceptable because each and every
one of his atoms is surrounded by a cloud of mutually repulsive
particles; and that these particles were supposed to define the atom
chemically and to provide an interface for effecting a join, which
they could not possibly accomplish. In this manner, I have found a
geometrical explanation for pinhole diffraction which had mislead
science into thinking that light must be wavelike. And so on.

All of this is covered in Octahedron1stEd.pdf. It was written over the
past twenty-six years. I have gone over and over the discoveries
related therein. I assure you, the rewriting and editing will take
place in every text other than Octahedron. That makes me sad. We are
all impoverished by the mistaken beliefs of our predecessors. We are
hindered by them. And we will have to endure the pain of relearning
what we have accepted from them.

At the same time, it's exciting to know what the atom looks like. I
expect that scientists working on protein folding will benefit from
knowing how the atoms are shaped and how they join. I expect that this
knowledge will enable an understanding of cancer and Alzheimer's
disease and offer an opportunity for the development of preventatives.

The mutual and simultaneous polar interaction of the octahedral edges
suggests that real time interstellar communication might be
technologically feasible. That is the most exciting possibility of

Discovery is both a curse and a blessing for both discoverer and the
receiver of the discovered.


Robert Whitby

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