John M wrote: > Seriously: there are countries where a patent can be > granted only if a working model can be produced (this > is against the perpetuum mobile deluge of patents). It > may be valid for a TOE as well.
The patent process is designed to provide an inventor with certain legal rights regarding the use of his invention by others. To attempt to patent a scientific theory (regardless of its scientific merits or lack thereof) in the guise of a "model process" is both frivolous and bizarre. I am at a loss to understand the motivations of the original poster in doing this. On the other hand, I did not intend to "shut down" discussion of the actual hypotheses presented. -Johnathan
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