posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:57 PM
You have to get past the 'free energy' concept - serious students never make such a claim.
Is a water wheel free energy?
Is a solar panel free energy?
Of course not - one uses kinetic energy, the other uses sunlight. In both cases, the output energy must first be converted.
'Free energy' only has meaning if you look at a subsystem of the larger system. An electric circuit hooked up to a solar panel is getting its
energy from a renewable (yet exhaustible!) resource. This is then converted, along with efficiency loss
, into a different form of energy.
The 'closed loop' that must be considered is the universe as a whole.
Check out Bob Boyce as an example of someone trying to make headway in this area.
This 'dark energy' - the same energy that scientists have finally acknowledged we are 99.9996% certain exists...it is all around us. While it is
exhaustible, it is on the scale such as trillions and trillions of years.
For anyone looking to make a serious foray...there seem to be a few 'rules' that are helpful to know.
Anyone that gets too vocal, tries to bring a technology to market...or lays things out so easy that a fool could build it - they vanish. Check the
mortality rate of these energy folks.
And of course there is the typical slander/discrediting. You'll very frequently find sites and youtube videos that are no longer available.