Re: [asa] RATE fraud (Was RATE's Radioactive Thourium Plot)

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Sun May 20 2007 - 20:22:47 EDT

Yes, there was a huge release of energy but one of the side effects of the accelerated decay was that bodies radiated energy away at a rate proportional to the eighth (or whatever number is necessary) power of the temperature instead of the fourth, so all the excess energy was gotten rid of very quickly. You say that the T^4 law is a result of a basic property of EM radiation & the laws of thermodynamics? Don't you believe in God?

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Iain Strachan
  To: George Murphy
  Cc: ASA list
  Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 6:56 PM
  Subject: Re: [asa] RATE fraud (Was RATE's Radioactive Thourium Plot)

  On 5/20/07, George Murphy <> wrote:
    <discussion on unstable induced nuclei noted and snipped>


    But then I realized that the whole exercise is pointless. If you're going to change the basic physical interactions to produce such accelerated decay then everything is up for grabs. The RATE people can say that the accelerated decay rates were accompanied by some phenomena X which keeps the induced radioactivity from being a problem.

  Yes.. they could but surely it's fundamental that nuclear decays result in a release of energy? Hence if you increase the rate of decay by by a factor of 10^12 (my estimate of 1 day vs 4.6bY) , then the energy released would go up by this amount & hence like a huge number of nuclear bombs going off. Phenomenon X can't account for the energy discrepancy? Though I concede that magic can ..

  Incidentally does anyone know if the RATE people address the issue of energy dissipation?


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