Posted by Scott Ellis (18.104.22.168) on September 26, 2002 at 00:05:30:
In Reply to: is there an experiment... posted by Davie on September 24, 2002 at 08:49:03:
Hi David, thanks for your post. Indeed, science fairs are great opportunities to do interesting experiments, even important ones that might upset the very foundations of modern science.
To see what I mean, just check out the book by Rupert Sheldrake called Seven Experiments That Could Change the World: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Revolutionary Science
Of course, I am always most interested in gravity, and many simple experiments regarding gravity have produced anomolous results and warrant repeating.
A friend of mine named Donald Roth has done extensive and rigorous experiments measuring the weight of permanent magnets over the course of days, weeks, and months. He has consistently found that a magnet's weight fluctuates up to 2% over the course of a day, following the sun.
If these experments are repeatable, it could have a huge impact on our understanding of gravity and magnetism.
I have scanned some pages from Donald's manuscript entitled Backyard Gravity Science, particularly relating to the diurnal weight changes of magnets, the experimental setup, and test results.
Backyard Gravity Science by Donald Roth - droth||commspeed.net
Another experiment I have heard of that might be interesting is this:
Get a large number of grandfather clocks together and start them all swinging randomly. After a few days, they will all be swinging in unison.
Granted, this experiment is not practical if you have to use grandfather clocks, but perhaps there is some other way to test whether seemingly isolated systems might actually communicate with each other in currently unknown ways (like morphic fields).
Best and good luck with whatever experiment you decide on.
: can u help me cpome up with an experiment for magnets?? i need it for a science fair project. it was to be over a period of time like for example, how long do pennies take to turn green. or something like that.(my friend is doing something about that) so can u help me??
: peace out
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