[ExI] State of California supporting Bussard fusion research?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Jul 25 20:27:10 UTC 2007

At 08:24 AM 7/25/2007 -0700, giovanni santost <santostasigio at yahoo.com> wrote:

>I didn't look at the details of his fusion process but I'm sure he 
>did his homework but I'm also sure there is a valid reason why the 
>majority of scientists in the field are involved in ITER instead of 
>Bussard's fusion program.

Institutional inertia, sunk costs especially by vast bureaucracies, 
career paths. I don't think his approach has ever been claimed to be 
based on a mistake. Unlike "cold fusion" it seems entirely canonical.

Damien Broderick

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