Something from Nothing

by Sayantan Sarkar (FYBSc)

Around 18 years ago, in 2002, something was created from nothing. The “laws” of physics hit the wall when the Second Law of Thermodynamics was claimed to have been violated. A large number of debates surrounded the scientific community and energy companies diverted human capital to the race to develop the first perpetual motion machine – a source of continuous and unlimited energy. But if we look around us, we are still using machines which convert energy rather than create it. So, what happened to the concept of the perpetual motion machine? Did the scientists observe something incorrect or were they outright lying? Or was the project sabotaged by other factors?