posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 03:26 AM
reply to post by LightFantastic
Let's hear it for the engineering disciplines!
I believe this gulf between engineering and theoretics is due in large part to methodology, or in everyday usage, engineers return to square one or go
back to the drawing board. In theoretical disciplines theories are added onto each other until a cumbersome glob emerges which has little to no
connection with reality.
Lets take say, vacuum fluctations. The typical theoretical physcist would have us believe that there is some type of 5D space probability is
wormholing out of and stitch it together with copious amounts of complex mathematica. An engineer, otoh, is familiar with wave mechanics and knows
what a rogue wave is. So the engineer sees how em radiation can produce rogue waves that behave as particles, and instead of stitching it up with
math, proceeds to design the concept into a widget.
A space drive one. Mabe not exactly like this one, but that is the idea.
So yes, it works.