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It seems hard to believe, but it was in 1987 that the Center for Frontier Sciences originated and hosted its first conference, "The Frontiers of the Philosophy of Quantum Theory." Fifteen years later the Center hosted its second conference on this topic, "Quo Vadis--Quantum Mechanics?," and was privileged to have two Nobel Laureates and four Nobel Candidates participate in this great event. Abook of the same name published by Springer Verlag contains the work of the many fine scientists that participated at this outstanding event. These are but a few of the many accomplishments of the Center for Frontier Sciences. The fact that over the past 20 years the Center has networked internationally with many distinguished scientists, physicians and schools of learning identifies with the mission of its founder, Richard J. Fox:

"The Center's overall objective is to create a legitimate place and environment where scientists, researchers and thinkers from all areas of scientific and intellectual endeavor can come together and discuss their thoughts, projects and ideas no matter how revolutionary, with complex confidence and comfort."

Members of the Temple University community have come to recognize that the Center has been established to not only keep Temple abreast of scientific ideas and researcher being carried out across the globe, but to also showcase the fine scientific work being carried out at Temple.

Another example of the Center's accomplishments is the fact that in August of 2006, the Center received word from Thomson Gale that they were impressed with Frontier Perspectives and wanted to establish an agreement to make it available online. It pleases me to announce that the agreement has been completed and Frontier Perspectives is now available online and listed among the many acclaimed academic publications published by Thomson Gale. To view this site you may go to http://www.gale.com

From the Thomson Gale web site:

"Thomson Gale[TM], a business of The Thomson Corporation, is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print, as eBooks and in microform."

The benefits of online publishing make it possible to circulate information across the globe to so many people. It is only right that a Center established 20 years ago to globally network information on the frontier issues of science, medicine and technology would have its scientific peer-reviewed journal online and made available to scholars interested in advancing science. This is a great step forward in carrying out the Center's mission.

In light of the Thomson Gale agreement, and the fact that Frontier Perspectives has played a key role in networking information on the frontier scientific issues of science, medicine and technology, scientists the world over are encouraged to submit papers for future issues on their research in science, medicine and technology. Frontier Perspectives, as a scientific peer-reviewed journal, has gained the respect of many scientists and academicians the world over. Having our readership submit papers on their latest work and encourage their scientific colleagues to do the same will be greatly appreciated.

I also wish to bring to your attention that a hard copy of this journal will continue to be available to our readership at a new annual subscription rate of $45. Please see the enclosed subscription card concerning Frontier Perspectives' subscription rate changes.

In reviewing this issue you will see a most interesting feature paper by Charles W. Hunt entitled, "Triple Geospheres: Oxidic Carapace: Hydridic Interior Ultimeral Core," where he proposes a new theory of the Earth in which three major geospheres are separated by a contact zone in which endogeny originates. This work so well identifies with Thomas Gold's theory and points out the origin of oil and methane, as due to hydridic molecules deeper in the Earth.

Jorge Herkovitz's article, "Evoecotoxicology: The Science Concerned with the Register in Living Organisms of the Interactions with Chemical and Physical Agents during the Evolutionary Process," is a bold article pointing out some new aspects of the organism-environment interaction during the evolutionary process, with implications for issues as diverse as embryology, ecology and metabolism.

Among our News and Views section are papers covering many issues in science including an interesting paper, "Pathological Findings and Clinical Outcomes Study 101, Fibromyalgia Patients Treated by Quadrant Pain Intervention," by Johann Bauer. This paper, concerning a study of fibromyalgia patients using quadrant pain interventions, had a positive result and the patients showed great improvement. With fibromyalgia affecting so many people and quite debilitating, this is positive news.

Professors Davide Fiscaletti and Amrit Sorli's paper, "Toward a New Interpretation of Subatomic Particles and Their Motion Inside a Temporal Physical Space," defines a four-dimensional a-temporal physical space as the stage in which natural phenomena happen. Quantum of space having the size of Planck length and vibrating at certain frequencies are the basic "packets of energy" that build up matter and a-temporal physical space.

Michael Woodley provides us with an interesting theory in, "Ecosystems as Superorganisms: The Neglected Evolutionary Implications." In this paper he provides a new conception of evolution in the light of ecosystems as superorganisms, where competition takes place and selective pressures are transmitted throughout the fabric of an ecosystem via chains of interacting niches. The end result is a coordinated evolution where the structure of the ecosystem exerts control over the direction of evolutionary change.

I encourage our readership to make known the Center's great work and support this Center so that it may continue its fine work in bringing scientists and researchers together to identify new ideas that could lead to future breakthroughs in the sciences. Knowing that your support is advancing science for the benefit of society should prove to be a wise investment.

In closing I wish to acknowledge Temple University, The Richard J. Fox Foundation, and the many fine organizations and people who have shown the Center for Frontier Sciences their financial support over the last 20 years. I also wish to thank those who have given their time and talent to the success of the Center and its fine work. In particular the members of the Center's Executive, Advisory and Editorial Boards, who recognize that history has often shown that the frontier scientific issues of today are often the mainstream science of tomorrow.
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Date:Sep 22, 2006
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