William Neil Howell

NEW Contact information as of 01Apr2013
(I moved from Ottawa to Alberta):
Hosted Sites:

Note that material in the following "Sub-sites" does not imply that the hosted individuals agree with my opinions and themes, and visa-versa...

Paul L Vaughan's webpage - Paul does a huge amount of work on astronomical and Earth process datasets, coming up with unique, insightful, and powerful results, often leaving the experts in the dust, in my opinion. He both develops and applies advanced wavelet transforms for the spatio-temporal analysis of complex systems.
Steven H Yaskell's webpage - Steven has written two key books on climate and history, which provide very important context for the huge impacts of climate and the sun's key role, as well as a history of science and scientists in this area. But much more than that, Steven provides wonderful stories about how people, scientists and non-scientists, have fought to shed light light on the subject in the face of tremendous opposition from mainstream science and scientists, of how the sun and climate have impacted on peoples lives, and of the under-appreciated role of women in science.
Steve Wickson's webpage including : "A Galactic Theory of Climate" - mass extinctions, glaciations etc over the last revised paper 16Oct07, first posted 05Jul07
Neil Howell's webpage almost 400 of approximately 500 oil paintings produced by the author. first posted 16Mar08

New Material!!:

Old "New Material":

This links to a web-page listing "New Material" much further back in time. As such, it is a fairly detailed listing of what I have been doing with my "hobby project" time... (Created 25Sep2013 to reduce web-page clutter.)

Bill Howell's "Hope-to-do-soon" projects :

Note that my MAJOR focus is on neural networks and evolutionary computation, but I will do a separate table for planned projects in those areas when I get a chance. (last updated 26Nov2014)



Astronomy, solar

Revisit Ivanka Charvatova's barycentric theory for solar activity, add refinements for the variability of planetary motions as per a variety of concepts (including concepts listed under "Alternatives to the standard model of the sun, below).

Astronomy, solar physics

Alternatives to the Standard Model of the Sun, including :

  • de Jager and Duhau's poloidal & toroidal cycles driven by sun's internal dynamos
  • Oliver Manuel's iron core sun & neutron repulsion
  • Donald Scott's transitor-like model
  • Wal Thornhill's solar system and galactic electric currents

Astronomy & Plasmas

Plasma physics for astronomy : initial speculations and math, using Lucas' UEF to modify Anthony Peratt's textbook

Astronomical cycles

Enlarge my collection of charts showing "association or correlation" between astronomical cycles and [biology, agriculture, psychology, sociology, markets, war, civilisation, etc etc]. Investigate Robert Schoch's major historical disruptions as being very similar to my suspicions. Build a tool for easier [viewing, comparison].

Biology & Forbush events

Biology & Forbush events - In January ?2012? I sat in on a related discussion, and was fired up about this (as well as being stunned by some psychology results). In March I had a great conversation with prison guards, very much in line with discussions with nurses over years. It would be best to "get a handle" on Piers Corbyn work & Paul Vaughan's work BEFORE doing too much on this! Difficult, and things are evolving fast!


An assessment of WeatherAction.com forecasts : July 2012 for Europe and USA to date. I might try Mandelbrot's "multi-fractals" for that, after preliminary analysis.


Modelling of Paul Vaughan's blog ofMay2011

Electric geo-scarring

Unification of Paul Anderson's "Electric scarring" and ?Thornhill / Talbott" EDM of theme for craters on other planets and moons

Electric geo-scarring

Neil C. Howell's observation - Line-up of electric scarring from Alberta through Texas.

Electric geo-scarring

Fingerprints - bentonite & clay distributions in Alberta. How much of what is blamed on meteorite impacts (eg iridium, microdiamonds, ?Buckminster Fullerenes?, etc) is actually due to electrical scarring? (Distantly related example, kimberlites, fulgarites, etc).

Electric Universe

Galactic and solar system short circuits - Disruptions in planetary motions and other astronomical structures, and the catastrophic alteration of surface and deep geology

Electric Universe

draft note & email on extension of Paul Anderson's analysis to mountain ranges

Electric Universe

draft note & email on Dansgaard-Oschberg events : Ice-rafting or Electric discharges?

EZ water

Gerald Pollack's EZ water & Origins of life
Pollack - arthritis, rainfall distributions in an area


draft doc & email on "Adolf Hitler : Joseph Stalin's unwitting puppet on a string?" Just like Mao Tse-Tung in the early part of his career, all Eastern Bloc leaders, and quite possibly Franklin Delano Roosevelt (strong conceptual support from Viktor Suvorov's book "Icebreaker")


Do a comparison of :

  • Steven Yaskell 2013 "Grand phases on the sun"
  • Robert Schoch 2012 "Forgotten civilisations"
  • David Keys 2000 "Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of Modern Civilization"
  • Annalee Newitz "Scatter, adapt, remember"
  • Arnold J. Toynbee "A study of history"
  • Ibn Kaldhun "The Muqaddimah"


Analyse and write an overview/summary of completely different chronologies for ancient history (Egypt's chronology in particular may consist of more lies and stupidity than reasonable inference). Dwardu Cardonna has some great ideas, but wants to finish his major work, and probably won't live long enough to finish even that...


Review of Harry S. Dent books and forecasts - best long-term market forecasting I've ever seen, BY FAR!

Lies, Damned Lies, and Scientists

I love science and I'm hugely impressed by scientists as individuals and with much of what they are doing. However, something is rotten in the state of science, and I'm furious with recurring and enduring fiascos of the overwhelming mainstrean scientific consensus in many areas (possibly all), as science [fashions -> cults -> religions]. For now I distinguish between the principles of :

  • Locality - beautiful science as long as the work is done well within the prevailing religions of that field of expertise.
  • Generality - catastrophic failures of [rational, logical, scientific] thinking by essentially all government and academic scientists when reality disagrees with their religions.
  • Universality - If these are issues with scientists, it must apply to all homo sapiens (or maybe just me?)...
Some themes to tackle : Proofs, Dis-Proofs, and Non-Proofs : Godel's theorems, severe constraints & limitations on [rational, logical, scientific] thinking, the necessity for [post, non]-scientific thinking for progress.

Neural networks

inheritance (Mendellian AND Lamarckian!), architecture, function, randomness, control theory, confabulation versus Bayes Theory, and a "substantive", non-logical basis for semantics (serious semantics).


"Government of the parasites, by the parasites, for the parasites"

Quantum mechanics etc

Zero Point Energy : Max Planc's alternative to the "spooky" misinterpretations (as he saw them) of his 1901 paper establishing quantuum mechanics. While the spooks won the battle in the 1920's, a few foolhardy lunatics are trying to revive the 1911 approach.


Special & General Relativity : These concepts are to be retained as part of a "multiple conflicting hypothesis" approach that I try to force on myself. However, the immediate target is to revisit historical and modern "proofs" of relativity, and to see how they hold up (many have fallen!!).


writeup review of "solar concepts just before the revolution" [Usoskin, Charbonneau, Tapping, Yaskell] leading into [Schoch, Electric Universe - Peratt, Thornhill, Talbot, NPA - Lucas]

Universal Force

analyse Bill Lucas' papers : A replacement of the Heaviside 4-vector "Maxwell Equations" by a "Universal Electrodynamic Force" and/or related concepts

Universal Force

initial speculations - Birkeland Current end effects [torsion, tension, shear] - zero order with distance? (as a special issue of plasma physics for Astronomy)

Ongoing & previous home projects:
(some have morphed into the "hope-to-do-soon" list above)

Crazy themes and stories:
(This hasn't been updated for several years, as of 25Sep2013)

Background Information:


This is just a dumping ground for miscellaneous stuff. Click to go to web-page with a directory listing.

Unsponsored links (a few personal reference points):

  • QNial prototyping language. Beautiful child of a marriage between the LISP and APL programming languages.
  • International Neural Network Society (INNS) - theoretical and computational understanding of the brain, and applied to machines
  • MyTax - Canadian Personal Tax spreadsheets - Peel Technologies. Simple, fast, powerful, cheap - I've been using this for years
  • National Post newspaper - Canada's only major media capable of challenging political correctness of all types (sometimes including its own).

Last updated:
26Nov2014 - revamped "Hope-to-do-soon" project list, tidied up a tiny bit (not enough!)
25Sep2013 I removed most of the "New Material" listing into a separate web-page, and added a list of "hope-to-do-soon" projects Oops - missed a whole pile of changes from 16Mar2008 to 25Sep2013! 16Mar08 added Neil Howell webpage, with paintings
23Dec07 new contact information, moved from Calgary to Ottawa
24Oct07, 29Aug07, 27Jan07, 08Dec06, 05Oct06, ...missing dates of many interim updates...,
original ?1998?