I admire geniuses that can realize the truth even though it
is not intuitive, and the researcher who doggedly pursues the
impossible; however, gullible people are easily be misled by con
artists. It would be nice if such deceptions were to cause less
damage than the entertainment and hope they offer.
In my pursuit of the principle of perpetual motion, the
science of thermodynamics has been like a dog barking at my heels.
When we want to convert nothing into something, thermodynamics
points out that we will lose energy with every conversion. There
can be no overunity generator, no machine that generates more
energy than it takes to run it. Nevertheless, organisms organize
available energy, and there is plenty of energy to be organized.
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