Well... maybe not the "Leader Crackpots", but the "Gullible Followers" can certainly have their minds changed. You must not have tried?ZapperZ said:Can you cite any cases where this has actually HAPPENED? In all my years on the 'net (since 1989), I have never come across a crackpot who actually have produced anything of worth, much less, being educated into the way why he/she has been wrong.
The lifters are assumed to be floating with respect to ground. Otherwise you'd have an additional source of thrust from the ions being emitted towards the ground and the charge returning through the ground wire.You must not have heard of "grounding".
Metals emit electrons at any temperature above 0 K. The amount of electrons increases dramatically with higher temperatures, though, according to Richardson's Law.But we know what that is. It's an electron source (not an ion source), and you'll KNOW when you have one since you'll need 900 C to get anything.
So a gas molecule with a missing electrons is not an ion anymore?You may want to double check on what is ionized and what isn't in such devices. Stripping electrons from gas molecules does not make it into an ion source.