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Volume 23: Pages 621-624, 2010

Colliding Ice Comets and the Reality of Energy

Peter J. Riggs 1

1Department of Quantum Science, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia

The reality of energy is occasionally questioned in the physics literature despite strong arguments and experimental evidence in favor of its existence. The Ice Comets Contention is a scenario where two comets made of ice collide and melt. The heat that melts the comets is assumed to ‘flow’ from one comet to the other but the direction of heat flow is inferred to be observer dependent. This result is used to conclude that energy is not real. It is shown why this attempt fails.

Keywords: Reality of Energy, Heat ‘Flow’ Direction, Ice Comets, Minkowski Space-Time

Received: July 10, 2010; Accepted: October 10, 2010; Published Online: November 19, 2010