posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 04:36 PM
Originally posted by dereks
Originally posted by Ecidemon
There are things in this universe that defy our laws of physics. That doesn't mean they don't exist.
Such as what exactly?
The lack of unification between Quantum mechanics and General Relativity. Last I checked that problem wasn't solved. Along with that comes
understanding the true nature of gravity. There are experiments that attempt to measure the speed at which gravity propagates and they have shown the
effects to be consistent with superluminal speeds. Yet there are interpretations of those experiments in which it is understood that it would appear
to be superluminal even if the speed was equal to c because the experiment measures propagation speed by a side effect.
So As far as I know there remains debate (not much though) about the speed at which gravity propagates, all those who believe it matches c do so
without undisputed evidence.
Finally, the existence of, at least theoretical contraptions such as the Alcubierre drive, which would invariably give rise to causality violations
clearly show that there is something wrong with the way we've understood the most deeply basic laws of the universe. Either the Alcubierre drive is
possible and causality is subject to violation, or it does not, and general relativity is incomplete. Well, it is incomplete merely because it can't
explain the quantum world, so there.
As far as this device goes, I'll believe it when I see it. But I find it especially weird that they don't just start productizing it, the "social"
approach they are taking (working with engineers to productize it instead) seems reminiscent of the way other, now documented frauds, have dealt with
their "discoveries", by leveraging their ability to "convince people" (my dignified way of saying, "leverage people's gullibility") more so
than making the damn device already and powering something with it, say a light bulb. So my money is on this being a deliberate scam. Although it is
possible that they are effectively "removing" energy stored in the magnet. Remember that it took energy to manufacture that magnet, and thus it
contains a form of potential energy in store. I would not be surprised if they genuinely found the mechanism by which that energy becomes kinetic
energy, but haven't gone far enough to learn that it is not free, it is merely expended as the magnetic field of the "permanent" magnet weakens.