Casimir Effect

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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  3. karenmansker HSIRI Registered Senior Member

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    Perhaps so . . . . but such has not yet been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scientific community. Also think of other creational 'effects' of Casimir Effect (CE) mechanisms re: weak hydrogen-bonding in organic molecules (e.g., DNA/RNA - evolution) . . . and . . . . formative reactions in clay layer interstitia (life-forming mechanisms) . . . . the operational 'scale' (i.e., a few nanometers) of these and CE mechanisms are similar. Note: CE in organic compounds has been demonstrated experimentally (Google for links).
     
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    Perhaps so, but if not 'free' then maybe 'cheap' . . . .Tesla found quickly that his benefactors had no desire for 'free' energy . . . . . . such is not profitable for the corporation!
     
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  7. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Not that I'm aware of. How would you go about harnessing the effect to produce useful energy?

    Tesla had no way of providing free energy.
     
  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    True.

    And actually, even if he had, his company could still have made plenty of money from distributing it to people who could not produce it for themselves.

    Regarding this idea of energy from the vacuum, I can't help thinking anyone who thinks you can extract energy from the ground state of a system - even that of the vacuum - does not understand quantum theory.

    Don't these ideas of limitless energy result from not renormalising properly or something? But I admit QED is not something I have studied properly.....
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    A well-known aphorism in physics is: there's no such thing as a free lunch.
     
  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Is that not one statement of the First Law of Thermodynamics?

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  11. The God Valued Senior Member

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    It is well known in corporate world too.
     
  12. karenmansker HSIRI Registered Senior Member

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    True. But Tesla believed that his hypotheses were correct. Had he the funding and time remaining, who knows what else he might have discovered. I too, believe that MY hypotheses are correct (as did Newton, Wright brothers, Einstein, and myriad others throughout history did so for theirs). In time 'the truth will out'. Judicious application of the Scientific Method to new hypotheses generally reveals whether they are real, or not, regardless of one's faith, or not, in existing paradigms. Faith in one's own hypotheses and ideas seems to me to be a good starting point for synthesizing new knowledge.
     

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