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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy andy View Post
    OK, this is about the spontaneous assembling of certain complex molecules in certain conditions. I do not see why this would be relevant to the subject of conservation of energy?

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    To be a good scientist you need to be an anarchist and be able to think out of the box, so I think you possess a very precious quality here

    However, to be a good scientist, you also have to comply with the principle of peer review. Science is a long and tedious process by which your ideas are constantly confronted to logic and experimental data. I am sure that if you propose your theory in its current form to a cosmologist, it will be easily demolished in various ways. It does not mean it has no merit at all
    because it can still possibly lead to new insights, but it means that generally, out of all the ideas you have which look great at first sight, only a small fraction will stand the test of scrutiny using best available knowledge. It means that it is always better to carefully scrutinise your own ideas yourself first, and to be able to do that you need patience and a large degree of expertise in the topic.

    Anarchy and peer-review science are by no means mutually exclusive, I think they go actually very well together as I mentioned in another thread.
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    Thanks for an honest answer

    Bottom line of my message: you have a theory -- write a paper and try to get it published in an international peer-reviewed journal. Only check it in all its details first (preferably also discussing it with colleagues/friends, you cannot go all alone) in such a way as to be unattackable -- even more so if your idea is revolutionary. The same goes for your experiments, check and cross-check every measurement you make and then publish the results if they provide new insights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy andy View Post
    I missed this reference to Buddha. Should this be extended to imagenery people as well, like Jesus Horus Isis Mery Thoth etc
    It should be extended to anyone but oneself....

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    Is it just me or did all the posts by andy on the peer-review debate disappear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy andy View Post
    Did you ever read anything Tesla himself ever wrote in the New York Times. I have read no reference in any of his writings, theories or p[atents that support your claim ref thermodynamics.

    Tesla may not only have been trying to transmit power wirelessly. This is only one of the things he wrote about. Wireless power transmission at high power levels could be cancer inducing, with long exposures, and probably not his best idea. The power received back into his leyden jars at Wardenclyffe is of interest and would not have escaped his attention. Many of Teslas own statements were intended to be advertising, he had to raise funding and interest like every one else. He did write about things like free energy, flight without wings, weapons so powerful no one would dare go to war. Much of the babble around Tesla springs from his own claims and has been embelished a bit by some writers.

    You are correct in that Tesla pushed the limits of what was possible in his day, and he was a visionary inventor and engineer. He also built a very interesting laboratory at wardenclyffe.
    i have read many books about tesla, he was a showman and also a gambler who didn't handle money well so was always in pursuit of investors. in his mind he was using exaggerations to attract backers but for a good cause, to better humanity so it was like a white lie. since he was 19 in university it was obvious to him that its impossible to create a perpetual motion machine, and you can refer to his exchanges with his professor who accused him of creating one. tesla was insulted and insisted that his induction motor is not a perpetual machine, which of course it wasn't. tesla was always walking on a thin line between reality and fantasy , he was a dreamer but a practical one.
    in some stages of his life he might entertained the idea that laws of thermodynamics could be broken, only to find out that he can't do it.

    his patent of so called "free energy" is a way to tap the energy from sun , the same principle of using solar panels but using a different method. the sun is not free its finite. i'm not aware of any power that he received back , can you confirm?

    the universe is like a pub - there is no free beer.
    "Classical thermodynamics ... is the only physical theory of universal content which I am convinced ... will never be overthrown. " -Albert Einstein
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