[extropy-chat] Elvis Sightings

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Mon Jan 29 22:21:41 UTC 2007

"Ben Goertzel" <ben at goertzel.org>

> Well, John, I hope you survive to the Singularity

Thanks, the same to you. Good luck, we'll need it.

> so that I can have  the pleasure of observing
> your reaction when you are proved wrong

So we will have to wait until the Singularity happens to find out if cold
fusion is true, but the trouble is, by then nobody will give a hoot in hell
about it one way or the other. But it's strange, it really is strange that
scientists can detect the photons from stars 13 billion light years away but
they can't detect that heat. They can detect microwaves from the Big Bang
itself but they can't detect that heat. They can detect neutrinos that have
traveled through the entire Earth and even managed to weigh the ghostly
things but they can't detect that heat. They can detect a tiny shift in
orientation of a gyroscope caused by a incredibly subtle effect in General
Relativity called "frame dragging", a shift in angle the same as a human
hair as seen from a quarter of a mile away, but those same scientists just
aren't smart enough to detect that stupid idiotic heat. Meanwhile Joe Blow
the truck driver has easily detected the heat in his makeshift rig that cost
$400 that he cobbled together in his garage.


  John K Clark

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