I've read a lot about Tesla lately. How do you decide which claims about Tesla are true?
The ones he backed with experiments and demonstrations, which lead to patents/inventions. A lot of people who are unfamiliar with Tesla think he was this crazy person who didn’t understand science and just ran around making idiotic claims, but this notion is absurd. Tesla was like any great scientist. He made observations, formed questions and hypotheses, conducted experiments, repeated these experiments, then analysed the data and made conclusions. This led to whole new observations, questions etc.. This is how he made his inventions. We know this as the scientific method.