This is a follow-up to last month's meeting, where Larry Horowitz shared his thoughts about Energy from the Vacuum, and the work of Tom Beardon and John Bedini. Larry sent me the following email, and the attachment to pass on to you all.
Thanks for the response. It seems that this is getting a little off topic, but I did look at the Orion Project link. I am sorry, but I am going to be very slow to believe any over unity or perpetual motion machines are going to save our bacon. This is because I agree with Greer that the 2nd law of thermodynamics is “the most ironclad of all the laws of physics.”
Yes, energy is very abundant in our universe, but most of it is very dilute and dispersed, unlike the concentrated energy found in fossil fuels. Even if some fantastic alternative energy source were available to be implemented today, there would be years to build infrastructure for it.
Instead of trusting in some unproven technology, I think we need to begin now to deal realistically with the situation at hand, which includes climate change, energy resource scarcity, economic instability, and an addicted to growth culture reaching limits on a finite planet.
To me, planning for energy descent is the logical course, even as we continue research and development of energy alternatives.
Of course, Larry had a response, so please check it out our exchange at the very bottom of this page (the article and other comments on climate change [see especially Paul D'Armond] are also very interesting):
Oh, and I apologize for my tardiness in posting this! Larry sent it to me the day after out last book study meeting, I think!
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