From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul> Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:52:40 +0700 (GMT+07:00) Archived: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:28:17 -0400 Subject: William R. Corliss: Last Of His Kind? http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/corliss-obit/ Author: Loren Coleman Comment: The brief obit carried in the Baltimore Sun on July 13, 2011. William Roger Corliss | CORLISS , William Roger On July 8, 2011, WILLIAM ROGER CORLISS, age 84. Mr. Corliss was a Navy veteran having served during World War II. As a physicist, he was Director of Advanced Programs in the Nuclear Division at Martins in the 1960s. Later, he became a prolific writer, authoring 57 books on atomic energy, space propulsion, scientific satellites, teleoperators, wind tunnels, and scientific anomalies in all fields of science. He was a loving husband to his wife Virginia for 61 years, and is survived by his wife; his four children, Cathleen, Stephen, Jim, and Laura McCudden; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He will always be remembered for his devotion to his wife and for his sense of humor. The family will be holding private services. Contributions in his memory may be sent to his alma mater at The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3164, Boston, MA, 02241-3164. Published in Baltimore Sun on July 13, 2011 ----- His Wikipedia entry details his background, interests, and publishing. ----- [forteana] William R. Corliss: last of his kind? Date: Jul 14, 2011 11:50 PM I believe that with the passing of William Corliss, we have lost the last researcher in the model of Charles Fort. It's not that we don't have a lot of fine researchers today - though they seem to be greying - but that we have a lot of people like Loren and the UK crypto people who are specialists, and engaged in fieldwork. Corliss, like Fort before him, did no fieldwork, but synthesized the work of other researchers from multiple fields to extract a picture of the world that is experimentally and scientifically verified yet still dramatically skewed to "conventional" viewpoints. I never understood why smart physoics professors, for example, didn't send their graduate students combing Crliss' work to find thesis projects. Well... I do understand: with today's funding world, everything has to be goal-oriented and in line with the mentoring professor's research - but I think it's a Bad Idea for science. I'm curious to find out what is going to happen to his archives, and if conceivably someone else will take over his work. ----- I just edited his Wikipedia page to reflect his passing - it's here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_R._Corliss Please make any corrections to my edit you please or add new information if you have it. Terry W. Colvin Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand http://terrycolvin.freewebsites.com/ [Terry's Fortean & "Work" itty-bitty site] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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