Why would they not?

Written by Cornelius J. van Dyk on . Posted in Blog

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A company called Steorn is making claims that run counter to current established physics laws.  They claim that they have invented a new energy generation method that results in more energy being produced than was applied i.e. producing energy out of nothing…  This has been an ever elusive “holy grail” for the scientific community.Given the current high cost of energy, and considering the rise in demand in China and the very real possibility that the price of oil will probably never come back down from its stratospheric orbit, you would think any possible new source of clean, renewable energy would be welcomed…

You’d think most people would be more than eager to have such energy sources validated given the $3/gal pump rates…

You’d think so… but you’d be wrong!

On the Steorn site (http://www.steorn.com) they have a poll.  See, Steorn challenged the scientific community to validate their findings.  Anyway, the poll asks if visitors think that the scientific community should accept the challenge or not.  So how is it that out of the over 100,000 people who voted, 61% do NOT think scientists should accept the challenge?!  It makes no sense to me.


This negativity sure seems a lot like the reaction Galileo got when he first claimed that the world was round instead of flat.  The way I see it, we should be investigating ANY possible clean, renewable energy sources we can.




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Cornelius J. van Dyk

Born and raised in South Africa during the 70's I got my start in computers when a game on my Sinclair ZX Spectrum crashed, revealing it's BASIC source code. The ZX had a whopping 48K of memory which was considered to be a lot in the Commodore Vic20 era, but more importantly, it had BASIC built into the soft touch keyboard. Teaching myself to program, I coded my first commercial program at age 15.

After graduating high school at 17, I joined the South African Air Force, graduating the Academy and becoming a Pilot with the rank of First Lieutenant by age 20. After serving my country for six years, I made my way back into computer software.

Continuing my education, I graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Computer Training Institute before joining First National Bank where my work won the Smithsonian Award for Technological Innovation in the field of Banking and Insurance. Soon I met Will Coleman from Amdahl SA, who introduced me to a little known programming language named Huron/ObjectStar. As fate would have it, this unknown language and Y2K brought me to the USA in 1998.

I got involved with SharePoint after playing around with the Beta for SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Leaving my career at Rexnord to become a consultant in 2004, I was first awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for SharePoint in 2005, becoming only the 9th MVP for WSS at the time. I fulfilled a life long dream by pledging allegiance to the Flag as a US citizen in 2006. I met the love of my life and became a private consultant in 2008. I was honored to receive my ninth MVP award for SharePoint Server in 2013.

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