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Re: Krauss' Faulty Physics

From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 09:46:06 -0700 (PDT)
Fwd Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 15:49:10 -0400
Subject: Re: Krauss' Faulty Physics

>From: David Rudiak <DRudiak@aol.com>
>Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 18:24:11 EDT
>Subject: Krauss' Faulty Physics [was: Friedman vs. Krauss Debate]
>To: updates@globalserve.net

>So how can large magnetic fields protect against high
>accelerations?  It doesn't require any new principles of physics
>or speculation about 24th Star Trek physics or unknown
>antigravity fields.

>The principle that could make it possible is diamagnetism. ...

>About two years ago, a rather dramatic demonstration of
>diamagnetic effects appeared on the Net and media in the form of
>the so-called floating frog experiment.  A very strong 12 Tesla
>laboratory SC magnet was used to levitate small creatures such
>as frogs, fish, etc.  Levitation depended on the principle of
>diamagnetism, in particular the diamagnetic properties of water
>in the animals. ...

>Why was this experiment significant?  Because it demonstrated
>that with sufficiently strong magnetic fields, one could indeed
>cancel the effects of gravity, not through any sort of
>antigravity shielding, but by generating an opposing diamagnetic
>force on molecules throughout the body of the animal.  The
>animal is then practically in a zero gravity state.


I'm afraid we still need to invoke 24th-century, or make that
54th-century, Star Trek physics. The strong magnetic field was
merely opposing gravity, it wasn't opposing inertia.

Jim Deardorff
Corvallis, Oregon
E-mail: deardorj@proaxis.com
Home page: http://www.proaxis.com/~deardorj/index.htm

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