I have to do a bit of a mea culpa on the Bucky Fuller and Werner Erhard connection.
I just really didn't know that much about it, and i still don't.
I found this link though.
There are some ugly things about Bucky, no question.
But personally, i have just read his books, and i found them to very unique, and very interesting.
Carl Sagan was also a bit of a troubled man, but i still enjoy his writings on Skepticism.
It could be that Bucky was so full of his own ideas, that he just ignored whatever Erhard was blabbering on about. That would be my gut feeling. Bucky was a One Mind kind of manic genius type...HIS mind.
Also, back then, i don't think the "est" shit had hit the fan yet?
Regardless, from my point of view, Bucky's ideas have nothing to do with est, or anything like that. It reminds me of all these new-age ninnies who take ideas from "Quantum Physics" and turn them into bogus New-Age ideas, that have NOTHING to do with what the great physicist Werner Heisenberg (or whoever) was talking about.
(actually, didn't Erhard take his name from Heisenberg?)
But it is interesting to explore the connections of these things, and dig up facts.
But it reminds of when Einstein said he didn't know if the universe was infinite, but he was certain human stupidity was.