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Perpetual motion 'theory'.

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Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:48 pm PostPost subject: Perpetual motion 'theory'.
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Looking at the steorn forum - and lots of other perpetual motion sites - there seems to be a general feeling that a 'good' argument in favour of why a particular machine should work is sufficient for people to accept that it WILL work.

In some cases, it is possible to see the fundamental flaw, in others it's is not so easy. In the latter case, the fact that nobody can be bothred to go to the trouble to identify the flaw is taken as 'proof' that the theory is correct. This, of course, is not necessarily so!

In order to get anyone to look seriously at the theory, one has to get a model actually up and running. If you can't do this, then it is probably safe to assume your theory is wrong in some way.

Steorn is much worse than this, because both theory AND practice are denied us. The theory (if it exists) is hidden, and the model doesn't actually work.

So, perpetual motion inventors. If you want anyone to look at your theory, get something running first. Otherwise, save yourself the effort.
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