Research by Andrew K Fletcher
Research by Andrew K Fletcher
The Gravity of Life Part 1
This discovery helps us to understand how a non-living physical force generates circulation, breathing life into every living organism, including you and I.
This video sets out some simple experiments that illustrate a powerful yet hitherto overlooked circulatory process capable of lifting water from ground level beyond 24 metres vertical without any artificial aids. There is no pump involved; yet water flows effortlessly like the sap in a tree to great heights.
These experiments will amaze your Science Teachers and cause them to question what they are teaching in class. Mr Smith, the science teacher at Paignton Community College said when watching water flowing up to a third floor window at the College; 'I have no problem with this experiment, this is exactly how water is lifted by trees, but what can I do about it? I still have to teach the curriculum.'
Doctor Choi in the engineering department at Exeter University after hearing my theory during our meeting looked out of the window of his office and said; 'For the first time, I understand a tree'.
Two vascular surgeons from Torbay Hospital after witnessing the experiments and hearing the theory replied; ' I thought pure science was dead, yet here it is on my kitchen table'. Another quote went; 'This fit's with everything I know about Human Physiology and just has to be correct'. I was also asked what would happen to the pressures inside the vessels of the leg following exercise. I replied; 'there would be an increase in positive pressure in the arteries and a decreased pressure in the veins, according to my theory. They replied, this is exactly what does happen and until now we have not fully understood it.
Professor Edzard Urnst at Exeter University following a short introduction to himself and several doctors wrote. We were truly fascinated!
I have a huge collection of promises of further investigation and possible clinical trials being conducted to test the theory further. None have been forthcoming!
A further video will follow shortly showing a scaled down version of the Brixham Experiment which was reported in the local press, witnessed by forestry senior management and scientists, yet ignored since 1995.
The Brixham Experiment also featured in another video show the true power of this phenomenon.
Please feel free to ask questions and leave a comment.
The following review came from a letter I wrote to the Late Professor H T Hammel,
who was a member of the Max Plank Institute.
Within a 2 weeks I received his reply
SCHOOL OF MEDIICINE date September 6/ 1995
Dear Mr Fletcher:
I received the information you sent me regarding your ideas about fluid
transport in trees, in tubing and in the vascular system in humans.
I will study your ideas and comment upon them as soon as possible. A Quick
scan of your Brixham experiment prompts me to ask if you conducted this
experiment with boiled water without any solute added to the tubing on
either side of the central point which you raise 24 meters? I expect that
you could raise the tubing to the same height with or without solute in the
water. In any case , your experiment confirms that clean water (water that
is unbroken water, water that is without a single minute bubble of vapour)
can support tension of several hundreds of atmospheres. The record tension
obtained experimentally is 270 atmospheres. At 10 degrees C. (c.f. Briggs,
L. Limiting negative pressure of water. Journal of Applied Physics 21:
I expect even this tension at brake point can be exceeded by careful
cleansing of the water, to remove even the most minute region of gas phase.
When the water is already broken, as occurs when gas is entrapped on
particulate matter in ordinary water, the water will expand around even a
single break when tension (negative Pressure) is applied to the water. When
you boil the water, prior to applying (2.4-1) ATM negative pressure to the
water in the highest point of the tubing, you eliminate some of these breaks
in ordinary water. I expect that dissolving NaCl or other solutes in the
water will have little or no effect on the way you measure the tensile
strength of water.
I am enclosing some reprints that may interest you. Some of these deal with
negative pressures we have measured in tall trees, mangroves and desert
shrubs. Other reprints deal with how solutes alter water in aqueous
solutions and how colloidal solutes (proteins) affect the flux of protein
free fluid between plasma in capillaries and interstitial fluid.