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Re: Ball Lightning from high-amp discharge

Original poster: "BRIAN FOLEY" <ka1bbg@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi, i would like to see what the spark that issues these balls is like and
some picture of the fixture?  Granted, they have made some assumptions about
silicon but under the circumstances of lightning power there maybe other
materials that act like this and one might be a form of carbon? i have seen
so called "ball lightning" 3 times and still it is a mystery to me. cul
brian f.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: Ball Lightning from high-amp discharge

> Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx
>      Actually, if the results are duplicated, they can claim to have
> reproduced the "Brazilian phenomena", but I still contend that until
> the nature of ball lightning is identified, no one can honestly claim
> to have reproduced ball lightning. There is no way of knowing if what
> was produced in the lab was the same "stuff" that was produced in
> nature, so the question still stands. Until then, these "Unidentified
> Floating Objects"  (Natural Ball Lightning) might be exactly like
> those reported from that lab or...
> Matt D.
> In a message dated 1/16/07 10:16:29 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:
> Original poster: William Beaty <billb@xxxxxxxxxx>
> On Sun, 14 Jan 2007, Tesla list wrote:
>  > Original poster: Mddeming@xxxxxxx
>  >
>  >       This new group was scientifically rigorous enough NOT to call
>  > their observed phenomenon ball lightning, but to indicate that it may
>  > have a similar type of  mechanism of formation. and some similar
>  > This brings up an interesting epistemological question.Is it possible
>  > to RE-create something in a laboratory if you don't know what IT is
>  > to start with?
> Yes, and this is simply an issue of theoretical science versus
> experimental science.  Go search on the phrase "Experimenter's Regress."
> If the details of an experiment are made clear in the published papers,
> and if other labs can then use that "recipe" to produce the same unique
> phenomenon, then that's a replication.  Even better is if they can make
> some measurements which agree.
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