LIFE[edit | edit source]

Born October 23rd, 1982, New Haven, CT to Michael John Coppedge and Faith Miriam Larkin (now Hannah Larkin-Wells). Michael Coppedge earned his PhD from Yale in 1988. Nathan's mother was Valedictorian at Randolph- Macon, where the two parents met. Michael and Faith (now Hannah) officially divorced after years of separation. Michael later married Lynn McDonald, a midwife. Hannah married Phantom Wells, a computer programmer from an upper-class family, around 1990. Siblings include Brian Larkin Coppedge, Lydia Foster Coppedge, Jessica and Tommy Larkin-Wells.

Aside from traveling inside and outside the U.S. to visit his father, Nathan's early life was uneventful. He was one of the better students, but was outpaced by his brother Brian, who joined a talented and gifted program (TAG). He and his brother sometimes attended a Sunday School program at the carriage house of the Unitarian Universalist Society on Whitney Avenue in New Haven.

Nathan excelled in high school, earning scholarships to attend Bard College in Fall of 2001. In October of that year, Nathan began hearing voices in his head, the telltale signs of mental illness. However, in spite of that, he attained Bard College's Dean's List of that year for academic achievement.

Nathan wrote poetry and made art even through his periods of illness, to which one critic responded "Look out for lightning!". In 2002 he began work on what would later become the Hyper-Cubist art movement.

In 2006 he founded a website devoted to proving the viability of perpetual motion machines. He published videos in 2013 and 2014 with the claim that he had overcome the problem of over-unity. Nathan also wrote many articles, and in 2014 he published 44 self-published books. He became a sometime-bestseller in categories such as philosophy and inventions.

In response to Nathan's comments at, Jamal Martin replied that "[Nathan is] clearly a philosopher of this present age."

Still a student at SCSU, Nathan became a founding member of the Gamma chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, Southern Connecticut's chapter of the International Honor Society for Philosophy, a merit-based award.

In April 2015 an article was published in an up-and-coming website called This put Nathan's inventions to the ultimate test.

REFERENCES[edit | edit source]

Coppedge, Nathan. Autobiography of the Inventor of Perpetual Motion. CIP, 2015.

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