All that is missing here is...send your donation to P. O. Box 1234. Podere San Giorgio, Italy. This will wind up at Crackpot.com.
The Additional Mass of Life by Amrit Sorli...believe if you wish but not a source of genuine knowledge. Basically, they have some worms and formaldehyde in a closed system [including pressure and temperature] and then kill the worms. During and after the death of the worms, the mass changes.
This is a bit bizarre for several reasons. It is difficult to draw some general conclusion from a single set of experiments [such as the one cited]. Web searches have revealed not a single similar experiment of the caliber presented here and upon further investigation information regarding the author and source of the article [Amrit Sorli and the Journal of Theoretics (a nonprofit 501c3 organization)] cast some doubts as to the purpose of the experiment which is, I assume, to propose some "spirit entity" and promote a stance in regards the laws of thermodynamics and open/closed energy systems. I am neither familiar with the author [a proclaimed "independent researcher"] nor the journal that purports to offer peer review scientific articles.
The opening statement of the abstract states emphatically: "This paper demonstrates that there is an additional mass associated with a living organism." The third and fourth sentence dilute the opening sentence of strong conviction: "...appears to be..." and "...could be...." Incidentally, the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty is primarily interested in agronomy. The initial experiment involved fungus and a similar experiment with rats [Shiuji Inomata] was performed. The whole conclusion boils down to this: "A possible interpretation of this data could be that the organism, during its growing period, absorbed some unknown energy that is able to permeate a physically closed system." And, the "mystery" could be extended to study and "...measure electromagnetic fields and radiation around a living creature and followed until it is in a dead state. Such an experiment could possibly yield information about what this unknown mass of life may actually be."
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Additional Mass of Life--rightttttttttt
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