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Randell L. Mills, M.D. is a dairy farmer's son who purports to have invented "the new fire" by debunking quantum mechanics and, in the process producing the book, Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics. Scientists say he's a kook if not a con artist who has been promising a Duke Nukem Forever energy revolution for decades, with some accusing him of bilking investors of tens of millions of dollars. However, his company boasts some directors with impressive business backgrounds.
The list of comments like this from authorities like this goes on to the point of being boring — although some are amusing enough to quote for a tl;dr:
Phillip Anderson (Nobel laureate physics), regarding Mills's "hydrino" form of hydrogen providing the Duke Nukem Forever energy revolution quips, "If you could fuck around with the hydrogen atom, you could fuck around with the energy process in the sun. You could fuck around with life itself. Everything we know about everything would be a bunch of nonsense. That's why I'm so sure that it's a fraud."
In real physics
In physics, quantum mechanics is widely regarded as the most successful quantitative theory ever produced while Mills attacks the statistical basis of QM and claims instead that nature is best described by classical, Newtonian, physics.
- Brilliant Light Power — Mills' company that touts his free energy device
- See the Wikipedia article on Brilliant Light Power.
- The Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics by Randell L. Mills (2016) Blacklight Power. ISBN 0963517147.
- Erik Baard (December 21, 1999). "Quantum Leap: Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientific Establishment thinks he's nuts.". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
- Erik Baard (October 6, 1999). "Researcher Claims Power Tech That Defies Quantum Theory". Dow Jones NewsWires.
- Randell L. Mills, et al (29 December 1988). A novel cancer therapy using a Mössbauer-isotope compound. Nature.
- Cole Miler. "Principles of Quantum Mechanics". Department of Astronomy University of Maryland.