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  1. #1 Zero Point Energy 
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    I got into an argument with a friend about zero point energy. It went the way scientific arguments between two hobby researchers usually go, without access to resources(we were on an island, no power, no library) we were arguing from memory(which might be the single worst reference known to science.)

    Anyway, he was arguing on the side of free energy using zero point energy, which I admitted I didn't know much about(although I've since looked it up.)

    I asked him to describe one of the "thousands of experiments" he claimed were done to prove that an unlimited amount of free energy can be harnessed to move and heat objects using zero point energy.

    He described one which was easily refuted, although he didn't like my explanation.

    Has anyone found any scientific data on means of harnessing zero point energy to move or heat objects?

    If there are any cracks out there(big If huh? lol), please share some links, I'd like to see some of these "experiments proving free energy" so far I can only find videos of people talking about how "free energy is there for the taking" without answering "where?"

    please point me in the "right" direction, I'd like to either learn the errors of my logic, or bring something to the argument next time it pops up. Maybe an experiment or two to show some things wrong.


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    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...hat-is-the-zer


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    thanks, that's pretty much what I was thinking

    My friend got back to me and said the man's name is Hutchinson. I did some research and he seems to be a crack. My friend however swears by some irrefutable evidence in the form of videos... the problem is that I cannot find these videos. I asked him for links directly to them, but I am probably trying his patience a bit too much.
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    I firmly believe that if someone managed to create energy a catastrophic event would occur similar to what the S2 engine did in Evangelion (anime).
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

    "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence"

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    Well, there is an infinite amount of potential energy, but this potential is negative as well as positive, so it equals out to about zero(and possibly exactly zero.)

    Thus the energy is virtual energy, just like the particles are virtual particles.

    I'm still curious in this Hutchinson's experiments. If his experiments are valid, they are clearly not reliable.
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