Monday, November 08, 2004

On Nov 4, 2004, at 11:26 AM, Gary S. Bekkum wrote:

Air Force report calls for $7.5M to study psychic teleportation

I do not support any the recommendations in 2.3 for the following reasons:

1. The correct calculations give effects that are much too small.

2. There are serious conceptual errors starting with use of Puthoff's PV theory and beyond. For example, the idea that you need negative zero point energy density for a stargate is wrong. You need positive zero point energy density (zpf) with equal and opposite negative pressure w = -1 because the gravity source of the zpf is proportional to (1 + 3w) as shown by Mike Turner in the recent Rev Mod Physics article on precision cosmology. One cannot ignore the cosmological constant problem even on small scales.

3. Davis's reference to work by Robert Forward, Puthoff & Cole on extraction of vacuum energy by the Casimir force has been disputed by Ian Peterson of the University of Coventry UK. In any case, you do not get a lot of energy and the energy you might get is very small from the electrostatic energy of the mutually induced electric dipoles in the neutral molecules of the plates.

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