Monday, 5 February 2018
Johann Bessler's Secret will be Published this Year.
Today, 5th February, and I’m 73! Still scratching my head over Johann Bessler’s wheel, but confidence is high that the solution is in sight, and that it will be me who publishes the secret, this year!
Johann Bessler wanted fame and fortune so that he could pass on all his technical knowledge to people from poorer backgrounds. He said that his school for apprentices would have a religious environment, but be non-denominational. He hoped to raise enough money from the sales of his so-called ‘Perpetual Motion’ machine to fund his plan.
I described his machine as a ‘perpetual motion’ machine but he preferred the term self-moving machine. As he mentioned in his publications, calling it ‘perpetual motion’ was wrong because there was no way his device could run for ever, without breaking down through wear and tear or damage from external influences.
In those days a perpetual motion machine was defined as having a closed system, meaning it had no input of energy from outside the machine. It was recognised as impossible back then just as it is now. But in those days they did not understand or even know of the force of gravity but thought that the reason things fell was due to something inherent in all things of mass, which they described as ‘heaviness’. This ‘heaviness’ was part of the mass and not due to the force of gravity, it was intrinsic to the matter of which the mass was formed.
Now if they had known and understood that the force of gravity was the attraction between all things of mass and that this force was the cause of things falling down, then they would have accepted Bessler’s claim that the wheels were driven by falling weights, why? Because they would have realised that the energy driving the wheels came from outside the machines. They were not closed systems and therefore not impossible.
Because Sir Isaac Newton wrote his book, ‘Principia’, in Latin, he used the Latin word for ‘heaviness’, which was ‘gravitas’, and this was subsequently translated into English as ‘gravity’. Attached to this word gravitas was the full explanation that Newton gave and this gravity, which used to be ‘heaviness’, became the new force and ‘heaviness’ was consigned to history, along with all its inaccurate assumptions.
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