2nd LoT and Infinitely Repeating Nonsense

If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell’s equations—then so much the worse for Maxwell’s equations. If it is found to be contradicted by observation—well these experimentalists do bungle things sometimes. But if your theory is found to be against the second law of thermodynamics I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation. Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington


Charlatans selling crystal energy, vibrations, syncopation therapy, ionic bracelets or worthless dog “theories” often use a lot of sciency-sounding language to hide the fact their claims are impossible but only the boldest of liars try to hawk perpetual motion/free energy machines. Even Homer Simpson knew enough not to violate thermodynamic laws.

I’m proposing that the brain-to-gut connection based on a two-brain makeup is an infinitely repeating pattern predicated on the principle of emotional conductivity. – Kevin Behan, Your Dog is Your Mirror.

It’s a perpetual energy machine.

The 2nd LoT tells us that every time we do something to energy, entropy increases and the amount of potential energy available to the system decreases. A connection between two systems with an “infinitely repeating pattern” requires infinite amount of energy. Kevin Behan just solved the world’s energy problem.

Even if we know nothing about biology, the thermodynamic violations are enough for anyone to know Behan’s ideas are garbage.

If I seem particularly harsh on Behan, it is because I am being harsh, and for good reason. The whole ‘energy is emotion‘ fable takes on a revolting turn; fancying himself a cancer expert this idiot writes:

Rather, the chemical by-products of cancer are physiological effects of an underlying anomaly in an emotional continuum, an emotional spike; they are a dissonant note out of context with the overall symphony of harmonic fugues that ideally would constitute a good feeling. In other words, they reflect dis-ease.

Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be a frightening proposition and cancer patients are often victimized by quacks and scamming woo-woo peddlers selling cures, explanations and prophylactics. Telling people with cancer that their “emotional spike” is the cause of their cancer is irresponsible, callous and dangerous.

So fuck you Kevin Behan.


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