posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 08:13 AM
reply to post by seethelight
I share a degree of your skepticism. But remember, man tried for quite awhile to build a device that could fly without success. It was 'common
scientific knowledge' that it was impossible. Until it wasn't.
Science works to explain stuff. It makes observations of phenomena and then, within its existing 'laws' and precepts, explains them. Unless it
can't. And then they change the 'laws'. It happens all the time. I am all but certain that the work being done at CERN is going to require a
great deal of rewriting.
Like early aviation, 'free energy' has a very bad history. There have been lots of frauds as well as a great deal of self-delusion. There may very
well be bona fide technology buried in there that has simply never been adequately explored or developed.
I get some what agitated by the whole 'free-energy' concept. The knee-jerk debunkers immediately proclaim that the proponents are 'producing
something from nothing'. How disingenuous. We are perpetually bathed in a fantastic sea of energy. No one has developed a means to harness this
energy. If they did would it be 'free'?
A common hobby project when I was a kid was to build a crystal radio. String a long length of thin wire between a couple trees. Coil some copper
wire using a dowel as a form. Attach one end of the coil to a wire that attaches to the antenna strung between the trees, the other to ground (your
plumbing or radiator, for example). Attach a crystal to the 'antenna end' of the coil (we typically used manufactured germanium crystals but
crystals right out of the ground can be used by securing it between two metal points, like safety pins). Attach the other end of the crystal to a
high impedance headphone or speaker. Attach the other connector of the headphone/ speaker to the 'ground' end of the coil. Radio energy will move
the diaphragm of the headphone/speaker. That's physical work. We could easily replace the headphone with a multimeter and measure electrical
Today, we'd likely pickup alot of AM radio stuff --- which is being generated by using energy. But even in Tesla's day he picked up cosmic energy.
That 'white noise' you hear between radio stations is cosmic energy. So, is my crystal radio a 'free energy device'? There is no input of power
yet it is incontrovertibly producing power.