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For more than 40 years, William John Cox vigorously pursued a career in law enforcement, public policy and the law. As a police officer, he was an early leader in the “New Breed” movement to professionalize law enforcement.
Cox wrote the Policy Manual of the Los Angeles Police Department and the introductory chapters of the Police Task Force Report of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, which continues to define the role of the police in America.
As an attorney, Cox worked for the U.S. Department of Justice to implement national standards and goals, prosecuted cases for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and operated a public-interest law practice primarily dedicated to the defense of young people.
Professionally, Cox volunteered pro bono services in two landmark legal cases. In 1981, representing a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz, he investigated and successfully sued a group of radical right-wing organizations which denied the Holocaust. The case was later the subject of the Turner Network Television motion picture, Never Forget.
Cox later represented a “secret” client and arranged the publication of almost 1,800 photographs of ancient manuscripts that had been kept from the public for more than 40 years. A Facsimile Edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls was published in November 1991. His role in that effort is described by historian Neil Asher Silberman in The Hidden Scrolls: Christianity, Judaism, and the War for the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Cox retired as a Supervising Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California, where he led a team of attorneys and investigators who targeted the prosecution of attorneys accused of serious misconduct and criminal gangs engaged in the illegal practice of law.
Over the years, Cox has written extensively on public policy, philosophy and politics. Hello: We Speak the Truth, written under the pseudonym of Thomas Donn in 1978, was one of his earliest efforts.
on Sep. 01, 2012 :
Mindkind: Math & Physics for the New Millennium
Author: William John Cox. Mindkind Publications, 2003/2012, 106 pages
Reviewed by Bill Younglove
Mindkind: Math & Physics for the New Millennium is a heavy book, my copy weighing circa 539.56827 grams; that may very well be one of the physics principles invoked by author William John Cox, meaning don’t delve into this work unless you are willing to go
As noted in the dedication, Mindkind… has an interdisciplinary thrust; that is ologies, ographies, and ocracies criss and cross continuously as Cox undertakes an almost ancestral search for cosmic comprehension.
As his preface suggests, Cox, the law man, wants to examine the accuracy of laws of the universe, as interpreted by the historical scientific community. At the same time, he turns inward to the “Mind Field,” exploring what it is in consciousness that would allow humans to transcend not only their present realm in space, but also the nature of their human selves. As his epigraphs remind us, imagination is key.
From the spiritual “father” of the science of physics, Galileo, to the Millennial Math to enable the generations to leap freely toward an other inhabited universe is the crux, I think, of Cox’s writing. Newton, Faraday, Doppler, Planck, Michelson, Poincare, Einstein, Bohr, and Hubble were just some of the giants upon whose shoulders today’s scientists stand. Cox delineates each person’s unique, if piecemeal, contribution to modern understandings of our universe.
It is from chapter 6 on, however, that you may, depending upon your (st)age, need your protractor, slide rule, calipers, your computer, or maybe even your cyclotron. To his credit, Cox provides as close to three-dimensional drawings as two dimensions will allow. Variant models evolve, complete with mathematical supports. Mathematic, geometric, and harmonic numbers, via a base-10 system of counting, according to Cox, must ultimately give way to base-16 in order to calculate Millennial numbers. The author seems to be saying that said numbers can be used to factor both the internal (i.e., subatomic) and external worlds (i.e., the universe).
Cox is clearest when he resorts to analogy. Readers need to understand, however, that his ideas in Mindkind are complex and have been arrived at after decades of study and thought. In other words, plan to go slowly to go fast. Interestingly, in the afterword, Cox notes that the Millennial quest to “break the bonds of earth” a la Star Trek, will not occur until we ourselves enable our own earth to care adequately for all of its occupants. In this, he echoes Santayana’s famous dictum, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In words just preceding those, Santanya made it clear that he was referencing the fact that civilization has been “built up.” Destroy the base of such constructions, and humans will find themselves starting over and over and over, again.
As Cox himself concludes, “We are Mindkind on Earth. This is our story. How shall it end?”
(reviewed the day of purchase)