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Re: Friends, families and physics...

Empirical evidence aside - i.e. electric cars do NOT run forever on a single charge - I was completely unable to get them to understand that all energy conversions are lossy (usually as heat) and therefore even regenerative braking doesn't magically give you a perpetual motion machine...

Somewhat recently I had to deal with a guy who firmly believed in that free energy stuff that those videos on Youtube irrefutably prove exists.

"We should all put dynamos on the wheels of our cars, charging batteries while driving that we then could use to power our homes."

Even trying to get the concept of conversion losses, never mind those laws on thermodynamics, energy and all that, into his skull[0] was a lost cause.

[0] doubtful that there was an actual brain in there, except for some limbic control.

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