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And I have neither the time nor the inclination (nor, I think, the competence) to do that, so I will leave it to the professionals.

Ditto here.  I don't even know how to start calculating the energy yeild for D + D --> He4, but it is at least to my 45+ year old undergrad physics brain, conceivable that , were it to occur in a lattice, that said energy could be released as heat via vibratory excitement of the lattice.  That is what they seem to be describing.  In their medium even large numbers of photons would be absorbed and likely release heat.

Since reading Thomas Kuhn in 1964 I have considered that my suspicions were confirmed regarding the power of preconception and the "not invented here" syndrome.   This makes me concerned in this case.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri May 30th, 2008 at 01:47:18 AM EST
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