Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
Dr Madan Mohan Bajaj is not an animal welfare activist. He doesn’t try to stop cruelty, nor does he protest or go to court. He is the Director General of International Scientific Research and Welfare Organisation, and Chief of the Medical Physics, Immunophysics, Nuclear Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering Research Laboratory of the Department of Physics and Astrophysics of the University of Delhi.
Bajaj co-authored a book, with other physicists, putting forward a new interesting view point. It is called ‘Etiology of Earthquakes, A New Approach’ and is based on a research thesis presented in June 1995 at an international scientist conference held in Sudal, Russia.
So far, predicting earthquakes is almost impossible, since humans still do not know what causes them. The authors claim that the concentrated creation of pain and fear caused by the non-stop killing of animals/birds and fish is what creates earthquakes. They claim that pain creates actual physical waves.
Of course the theory will be dismissed by geologists and other scientists. But remember this: driverless cars, cordless telephones, meat made by cell multiplication, sea waves that generate electricity etc, were once laughed at theories. Uri Geller, who is world famous because he uses mind power to bend spoons, is now one of many who can do this. Schools to develop mind power have sprung up everywhere. In India we have so many swamis who cure diseases, and change destinies, by concentrating on them. How does one explain the power of thought? The closest thing to a rational explanation I got was from the 2014 film called ‘Lucy’. What we called coincidence – when we think of someone and they call in a few minutes – is also called synchronicity. It is a concept first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. Jung used the concept in arguing for the existence of the paranormal, but added “with our present resources it is impossible to explain Extra Sensory Perception”.
Does the mind generate energy waves? The story goes that when Swami Vivekananda approached Chicago, he pointed at a particular area in a distance which, he said, had a thick black cloud of sadness on it. It was the stockyard / slaughterhouse, the largest in America, where cattle were brought to be killed. Was the miasma caused by the waves of despair and suffering?
Jung is not the only acclaimed scientist who believes in what is now called “the paranormal” Albert Einstein, the father of modern science, also propagated the EPW, or Einsteinian Pain Waves Theory, in the realm of geology.
The BIS (Bajaj-Ibrahim-Singh) Theory claims to be a development on the EPW of Einstein. It argues on the basis of the evidence the authors have gathered, that it is possible to correlate the cause of earthquakes with the concentrated genocide of animals.
The book collates reports from different parts of the world where earthquakes have taken place, and where millions of animals have been butchered in, or near, high risk seismic zones.
The Einstein pain wave theory says that while primary and secondary waves move quickly, pain waves build up pressure over a time period and then, when they reach flash point, the earth’s crust breaks and reacts with an earthquake.
The book claims to have studied the complex role of nociceptive waves: in a sentient body, intense chemical (e g, chili powder in the eyes), mechanical (eg, cutting, crushing), or thermal (heat and cold), stimulation of sensory nerve cells, called nociceptors, produces a signal that travels along a chain of nerve fibres via the spinal cord to the brain, resulting in the experience of pain.
The authors claim that the same kind of pain waves are generated and passed along the earth’s crust by the immense noise and tension generated by animals on the verge of being butchered. These waves result in cracks in the crust in a certain direction, or seismic anisotropy.
Acoustic anisotropy, or the effect on the crust caused by sound, is what, the authors are claiming, causes earthquakes. The authors say that sound waves put great stress on rock. The daily butchering of thousands of animals continually, for several years, generates acoustic anisotropy due to the Einsteinian Pain Waves (EPW) emitted by dying animals. The book claims that since the EPW travel a great distance with time, abattoirs of one country may lead to havoc in another country.
Their theory is that large-scale abattoir activity is the causative agent for major earthquakes. The authors have given the examples of the earthquakes at Latur (Khillari) and Utterkashi, Assam. In the US, the earthquakes of Northridge (1994), Long Beach (California, 1933), Landers (California, 1992) among others, have been mentioned.
Could this be possible? Why not? For years Einstein’s 1916 theory of gravitational waves, was laughed at. However, in February 2016, when instruments had been developed, US scientists announced that they had detected, heard, and measured gravitational waves.
Gravitational waves are faint ripples in the fabric of space-time, created by massive movements in the universe, such as two black holes colliding, or massive stars exploding. The signal, that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) caught, was produced by two merging black holes. Since gravitational waves are not absorbed, or reflected, by matter, they carry information on the motion of objects in the universe.
Here is a common example from basic physics to help understand the possible destructive power of pain waves. An object ‘A’ has a natural frequency at which it vibrates freely. If another object ‘B’, in proximity to ‘A’, vibrates at the frequency equal to the natural frequency of ‘A’, then ‘A’ starts vibrating with much greater energy. This phenomenon is called Resonance and can be potentially destructive for ‘A’. The theory of Resonance can be extended to pain waves, which could trigger the tectonic plates to vibrate, resulting in severe earthquakes.
The Tacoma Narrow bridge in US was the first documented bridge to have collapsed (in 1940) because of this resonance effect. It was found that, due to a design fault, the natural frequency of the bridge matched the frequency of airflow, which resulted in its destruction.
If a tiny vibration, at a specific frequency, can lead a bridge to vibrate as a whole, why can’t the pain wave, originating from an animal being slaughtered, lead to a similar destructive outcome such as an earthquake? The pain of an animal being slaughtered is a sudden release of a huge amount of life energy, probably an energy form that we can’t measure as of now.
Who knows when we will learn the technology which can measure collective pain and the frequencies at which it can cause mass destruction? Remember the Spanish proverb, “Toma lo que quieras y paga por ello, dice Dios” (“Take what you want and pay for it, says God.”)