I am afraid your answer was too verbose for me to enjoy reading it. And it
did not make a solitary reference to the littlr matter of the magnetic
susceptibility of dental fillings, which is what I asked about.
On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 21:01:56 +0000 (UTC), "Franz Heymann"
two sets of mercury amalgam induced nut bars duking it out on the same
Should be an entertaining next batch of posts ...
(have followed the walsh posts for a couple years now - always the
same - truly one of the better trolls frequenting sci dot NG's!)
If you take into account quantum mechanics and string theory those
amalgam voltage potentials extend into other universes ..........
On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 22:47:20 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
So what? Are you claiming that an amalgam is a capacitor?
Prove it. And even if an amalgam had some mechanism for
accumulating charge, who cares? It won't hurt anything.
You need to prove that either heating or arcing is
occuring, and there is no way that 0.35 V is going to do
the vicinity of a tooth.
What a crackpot claim!
Interesting comparison. It could of course (say the pundits) if you use
it to phone the neighbor on his cell phone.. But I digress. :-/
A better comparison would be to say its like causing your neighbours two
blocks away to be sleepless by piping rap music to their home day and
night via cable. The idea is the current produced by the amalgams goes
via the dental nerves -> alveolar nerves -> trigeminal nerves -> the
brain. I don't think its been proved to really happen, but why's the
theory so difficult for you to understand, as a dentist?
But what's generating the current? Little nuclear power plants
inside the amalgams? If you touch one end of an AA battery to
your tongue, you won't get zapped and the potential across the
battery will remain at 1.5 V. Somehow a circuit needs to
be completed, and in the case of amalgams there is no completed
No idea, I thought it was due to pressure on the mixture of metals as in
piezo-electric (sp) effect or somehow imitates the small mercury-type
batteries that are used in watches, whatever. I'm not a physicist, but I
can see the cabling is adequate.. :-/
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