Month: September 2013

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Promise of Cold Fusion

* The following article was featured earlier this month on the Brockporter Online News Magazine Philosophy of Science Monday:

TimeMagColdFusionCold Fusion debuted in the year 1989 when two renowned experimental chemists, Dr. Martin Fleischman and Dr. Stanley Pons of the University of Utah, made an announcement that sounded too good to be true. During experiments where they applied voltage across electrolytic cells that contained hydrogen isotopes (aka deuterium) and palladium lattice structures (aka cathodes), their apparatuses began to serendipitously give off abnormal amounts of excess heat. After running many trials and ruling out experimental defects, they concluded that perhaps they had stumbled across a new type of nuclear fusion reaction taking place at room temperature devoid of radioactive byproducts. The term “Cold Fusion” was not coined by Pons and Fleischman; that was done by a rival physicist at BYU named Steven Jones. Amazingly Jones simultaneously stumbled across results (i.e. anomalous neutron production) that seemed to suggest that some variety of abnormal nuclear fusion was taking place. If true, Cold Fusion represented the penultimate solution to all of humanities energy needs. (more…)

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The Singularity Delusion

*The following article was featured earlier this month on the Brockporter Online News Magazine Philosophy of Science Monday. Much thanks to Editor David Markham:

“[Philosophers of Science] are very good at asking questions…they outline and delineate what the questions are…scientists are not good at the big questions…for things we haven’t been thinking about, we need the philosophers.”

Dr. Karl Pribram, Neuroscientist

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A popular belief amongst many technologists, scientists, futurists, and industrialists is that human beings are simply biological robots. At root level we are run by a computer program encoded in our DNA that is then carried out by our neurological hardware. This belief system is often referred to as Transhumanism. Most transhumanists also believe in what’s known as the Technological Singularity; a moment fast approaching when machines will hypothetically eclipse human intellect and in effect render us all obsolete. In this view Artificial Intelligence (aka Strong AI) will become pervasive, all knowing, and all powerful. (more…)

PE Frank Znidarsic: Quantum Transition, Cold Fusion, & Antigravity

Interview with professional engineer working in the state of Pennsylvania, Frank Znidarsic. During his many years working in the energy sector, he has personally witnessed the limitations and decline of American industry. Frank has also written numerous peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed articles on cold fusion, antigravity, and foundational physics and has been featured in Infinite Energy Magazine amongst others. He is also the author of the book Energy, Cold Fusion & Antigravity. (more…)