|Posted on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 4:44 am: |
Ah, that's the big question, isn't it. What I've gathered so far is that there are a bunch of theories about the wheel working by a complex system of internal pendulums, but that all of the models they've come up with suffer from the same problem of regular pendulums: you have to get them started, which Bessler was not observed to have done.
|Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 11:56 pm: |
If this gentleman has uncovered the general form of the interior workings, why is he publishing this on the Internet, rather than partnering with a mechanical engineer and building test models?
|Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 5:47 pm: |
Ganna take a little time to digest all of that, so it'll have to wait until I get to work and have some free time. ;)
|Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 5:06 pm: |
Dear JOHN COLLINS ;-)
It appears the third link isn't working. Here's an alternate path to it. Note the author's analysis of Bessler's codified(?) "little book".
|Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 4:53 pm: |
""The possibility of decoding these passages was
expressed by Mr. John Collins in his 1997 book Perpetual Motion: An Ancient Mystery Solved?"
Er, _I'M_ Mr. John Collins, thankyouverymuch, and I expressed no such thing! ;)
(My name has caused some amount of confusion in my academic life, since there are not one, but TWO well-known biblical scholars whose names resemble mine (one Jack Collins, the other J.J. Collins), the latter specializing in the same specific era which I focussed on in college. I found myslef, on one occasion, mistaken for Dr. Collins on-line when discussing some detail of the Sanhedrin under Roman rule, which I guess proves I at least run a good line of bullshit...)
|Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 4:45 pm: |
Chrysippvs, you'll enjoy the third link especially. (No, not because of its Mormonism.)
|Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 4:34 pm: |
Remember the thread about science and the paranormal?
Sink your teeth into this: the perpetual motion machine to end them all.