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Questions about perpetual machines

  1. Jan 17, 2007 #1
    If there was a machine that claimed to have all the characteristics of such a machine and relied on gravity, can it be called a perpetual machine?
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2007 #2
    and by the way, whoever closed my thread, umm...if you weren't so trigger-happy you could have simply moved it to the appropriate section. :)
     
  4. Jan 17, 2007 #3

    ranger

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    The post will be closed here also...
     
  5. Jan 17, 2007 #4
    are you serious? do UFOs exist?

    And I'm not even suggesting that there is such a thing as a perpetual machine. Please just read my question first. I understand now that the title is misleading. NOTICE THE IF.
     
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  6. Jan 17, 2007 #5

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    A machine that has all the characteristics of a PMM is a PMM. A machine that claims to have all these characteristics, claims to be a PMM. Whether it uses gravity or carrier pigeons is irrelevant.

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  7. Jan 18, 2007 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    FYI, even though the thread is closed, since there is no specific claim of an unexplained phenomenon, or evidence of perpetual motion, I have moved it to GD.
     
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