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BL Experiments

  • Herbert Boerner


The final goal of BL research is the repeatable production of such objects in the laboratory and their controlled study, something that proves impossible “in the wild” because of their unpredictable occurrence. Unfortunately, the number of experiments dedicated to BL production is much smaller than the number of theories about them. Making theories of course is easier and cheaper than doing experiments, since the latter requires a laboratory and an experimental setup (and maybe a considerable amount of money), whereas theories can in principle be made in your study with paper and pencil alone.


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  • Herbert Boerner
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  1. 1.MainzGermany

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