The E-Cat and The Ether?

The following guest post was submitted by Italian engineer Dr. Antonio Ruggeri for the consideration of the readers of E-Cat World.

29 February 2012

On the nature of the Universal reality and the dependence of the interpretation of physical phenomena from the existence of the Ether

I have been ruminating for a while now, on all the incoming news originating from the E-Cat invention and my conclusion (not only mine…) is that we are in for house cleaning in the domain of Big Science, (or presumed such) since as it becomes more clear by the day, Big Science was hijacked by a clique bent only in big promises whilst producing small or no results. In other words, a mixed group of scientists and politicians created a routine capable of fleecing nations of their best resources, to be used to their own advantage.

The E-cat is the result of a lucky strike originated by obstinate research and achieved conjecturing commonsensical conclusions, though use of a genial intuitive capacity in the consciousness that there was a real possibility of success provided that a determined effort was made.

We can see that these are the characters of Ing. Rossi’s profile and what he achieved is now most welcome, nevertheless no one can claim to know what is going on in scientific terms and I can safely say that he and the whole flock of the scientists keenly interested and now claiming theoretical knowledge, when it comes to explanations went really astray.

Presently, the whole scientific establishment has been driven far off the possibility to give sound scientific explanations by their obstinate negation of the existence of what was called “The Ether” and is totally unable to proceed.

The Ether, needs to be defined as “the pristine active substance or pure energy existing on a pure and uncontaminated and non degraded status” which is at the base of all phenomena developed by nature.

I ask to the reader a simple question: “was the man (men), who discovered fire, able to give a rational scientific explanation to that phenomenon?”, the answer is no, this didn’t impede the human race from using the fire to its own advantage for many thousands of years, whilst no man had a clue of what from the physical point was behind the phenomenon.

The same now applies to the E-cat and I feel strongly that the real revolution which the E-Cat will produce is founded on the promise that there will be a renovation of scientific perceptions capable to break up the present stagnation.

A scientific approach to the field of Universal Dynamics reveals the necessity to tie up the reality of the universe to continuity of events and this perception leads to the hypothesis that nature follows a series of events tied up the one to the other, in concatenation, along a natural open cycle of transformations-degradations which starts from the primordial substance which I renamed the “Ether/ESF” (ESF for Energized Space Fabric) , this cycle is giving rise to the natural world (as we see it) in which the Ether/ESF is acquiring different names as it proceeds, and ends up into “ashes” which in our case are named “dissipation”, which represents the ultimate status of the Ether/ESF after it has undergone the various transformations-degradations defining its successive states of existence.

Note: the serious student will certainly appreciate that dissipation, being tied up to specific values of density “ c” of flow “c” of substance (reducible to temperature) is still capable to generate a subroutine of transformations-degradations which on our Earth,(for example, just to mention the association to life of the dissipation coming from the Sun), result into an end product in which part of the energy absorbed as dissipation from the Sun is mainly upgraded and stored as chemical bonds exchanged by the masses of the atoms and whose balance (in observance of conservation) is coming out (of Earth) as dissipation at lower temperature (at a ).

A new look at our surroundings, made under these intuitions, is regenerating the way we perceive the natural reality and these intuitions are so promising that with their use I could solve quite a few problems .

Whilst plodding along new grounds, I had, of course, to go slowly through these explanations but I didn’t face major setbacks and now I am in possess of a theory which belongs to me and gave me abundant intellectual satisfactions, I even ventured to an explanation (based on the existence of the Ether/ESF) of the E-cat phenomenon with conclusions which though are easy to understand are also of a revolutionary nature.

I kept these conclusions to myself since I had to taste how is hopeless to try to argue with “educated ignorance”.

The infallible professor is unapproachable and has already passed judgement on the poor engineer “that I am” and the discounted conclusion that he pronounces is: ”what does this fellow engineer knows? He is disqualified, undignified and incapable to formulate a true theory!”

At this point I have no choice rather than to keep my Truth basking on its pleasant warmth whilst carrying on making more discoveries (since the character of the Truth is that it leads to other Truths), I am not in a hurry since I know that the professor and the others who will take his place will take at least 300 years to reach the conclusions now in my hands.

© Dr. Ing. Antonio Ruggeri

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    Major media has to be involved in the obvious stonewalling of information about the success of LENR. I for one smell the distinct odor of oil, gas and coal interests. I mentioned “cold fusion” to a group of my friends and one response was “is that a new drink, or new kind of Viagra.”

  • Craig Binns

    Ruggeri tells us that “Big Science was hijacked by a clique bent only in big promises whilst producing small or no results.”

    Who does that remind readers of?

  • Rogerborg

    I tell you this in good faith, posting cuckoo-bananas unicorns-and-pixies ramblings is unlikely to get LENR taken seriously.

  • Bob

    I agree with the observation that “a mixed group of scientists and politicians created a routine capable of fleecing nations of their best resources, to be used to their own advantage”.
    All government entities are exactly of this nature: violently collected resources are used to satisfy the desires of few, and massive propoganda is used to justify the acts.

    The only viable way of doing science, morally and economically, as by using voluntary donations, and comercial universities fees. A group which uses resources collected forcibly by government, has a very weak incentive to be efficient, innovative and genuine. Whether they use the resources efficiently or not, the people they report to aren’t that critical, since it’s not their own money.

    Regarding the e-cat, it’s too early, way too early to celebrate it. We have nothing substatial at this stage to convince us on its reality.

  • Alexvs

    Once upon a time there was a theory claiming that the flogisto, a component of matter, had negative mass. It was dismissed by Lavoisier. But you can expose it here. The Ether theory was dismissed by Michelson and Morley experiment (1896). But it has been exposed here.
    I can not see any relation between these theories and E-Cat stuff.
    LENR is as real as fire. A match can be fired as well as 1 mol coal but the energy liberated differs in some orders of magnitude.
    I believe in Lavoisier (in oxigen)
    I do not believe in flogisto.
    I believe in Einstein.
    I do not believe in Ether.
    I believe in LENR.
    I do not believe in Mr. Rossi.

    • Alexvs

      By the way. I do not think that the scientifics at Los Alamos underestimated the energy amount. Lise Meitner and Robert Frisch calculated in 1938 the uran fission energy rather thoroughly.

    • Paul Richards

      ETHER – is not your best use of language. Dr. Antonio Ruggeri.
      Using ‘weasel words’ of seventieth century ‘mesmerisers’, is very lowbrow. Some might say Neanderthal.

    • VeskoD

      Whether you believe or not is irrelevant. Science is, fortunately, not based on faith. Faith is unnecessary when there’s proof.
      Yet I don’t believe Rossi either 🙂

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  • vbasic

    I like Dr. Eng’s analysis and the History of Science and Technology has shown many similar examples.

    Los Alamos scientists way underestimated the power of the first Atomic Bomb and totally misjudged the power of the Hydrogen Bomb.

    When nuclear power plants were first being built, the scientists and engineers said the odds of a serious accident was 1 in 10,000 years.

    Langley the trained scientist was given a US Army grant to create manned aerodromes, failed and was beaten by the bicycle mechanics who came up with the first airplanes.

    The path to LENR devices will first come from one or many of the experimentalists/chemists/engineers working on them now.

    The scientists will get to explain why later, although I’m hoping it is the groups already working on them, and not some physicist with no “skin in the game”

  • Chris

    A question from the layman.
    For the sake of my question lets assume that the e-cat is real and coming to market in the near future. (Please don’t interpret that I am saying it is not, just waiting for empirical evidence one way or the other).. Anyhow..
    I get the gist of the technology on its face, but am far from understanding of how practical or world changing this technology would actually be. So with admitted ignorance I ask the following questions.
    1. Would this technology have the capability of replacing fossil fuels on a large scale. Not just for heating/cooling a home.
    2. Would it eventually be able to power such things as cars, airplanes, or be applied to the space program?
    3. How abundant is the hydrogen/nickel resources it needs here on earth. I.E. how long before we faced another crunch on natural resources??
    I appreciate the patience of anyone taking the time to answer the question of a layman.

    • Steve Robb

      We are a the very early stages of the use of Cold Fusion. In way of example, the solid-state diode was discovered in 1874 in the laboratory of German scientist Karl Ferdinand Braun while attempting find a catalyst to enhance hydrolysis. That led to the cat-whisker radio, a difficult to use device that required tinkering with the point of contact of a fine conductor on the surface of a Galena crystal (lead ore). But at that time no one understood how it worked. I believe it was not until the 1950s that they had a good handle on the physics of the diode device and could manufacture a device with the desired specifications.

      Whether the E-cat can go beyond the low temperature regime that Rossi is promising in his 1 MW and home units remains to be seen but since we are at the earliest stage of invention and have not really invested enough in experimentation we have no theoretical basis to take the next step outward and so design a radically new device that is an order of magnitude improved. Whether it can power a car depends again on the temperatures it can develop. Who knows with luck there might evolve a direct to electricity model as advanced from the E-cat as today’s large scale integrated circuits are from the Galena crystal diode.

      As far as the use of hydrogen goes, we have a whole ocean full and are probably receiving a flux of protium from our sun that would be enough to supply our needs today. The nickle supply is more than sufficient for today’s needs and orders of magnitude beyond what we use in our whole energy budget. The real question is with all this energy is, can the Earth sustain us with the materials as the energy cost of extraction would be nil but the supply limited. Then again we could have such abundant energy we could extract what we want from Leaverite.

    • http://www.nickelpower.org Bruce Fast

      Go to nickelpower.org, and check out the oldest posts. It’ll show that if LENR of the class that Rossi has demonstrated is quite capable of replacing fossil fuels in all instances except possibly the very small (1 hp and smaller motors).

  • Jerry Green

    Further proof that Dr. Antonio Ruggeri is right with this > A Game-Changing Power Source Based on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENRs) > PDF HERE
    http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/nets2012/pdf/3051.pdf

  • s

    Some people seem to be reporting someone named Miley might have made a 350W cold fusion device. According to the website listed , the claim might have actually been for 350W/kg not for 350 Watts outright. The power might possibly have been around 7 Watts for a few hundred seconds. Has anyone else seen this and made the calculations?

    • Robert Mockan

      I do not have enough information yet to calculate anything accurately, but previous experiments seem to indicate the heavy hydrogen is the fuel, and the catalyst (nano-particle palladium zirconium alloy) may not transmute under some conditions, so can remain active. Palladium however is expensive, as is heavy hydrogen, and the useful temperature range lower than with the nickel hydrogen system, so any benefit from the research might come from a better understanding of the nano-particle morphology required to make LENR work efficiently.
      It seems that the tubular nano-size holes in the active metal or alloy particles, or in sheets, is a critical feature for high power to mass ratio. If the material can be fabricated with maximum active regions, we might start seeing kilowatts per kilogram. Rossi allegedly has 100 watts per gram thermal power to mass ratio using nickel and hydrogen. That is 100 kilowatts per kilogram.

  • http://falundafa.org Ludongbing

    Evidence show that it is time to adopt a new theory of Physics that includes and better explains a larger spectrum of natural phenomena than we are able to do now with the present theory. I want thank Dr. Antonio Ruggeri for his promising work [part of which can be read on line] and I agree with what he has stated so clearly in the above article. Unfortunately it is not easy for the ordinary mind so well “educated” to even consider a new paradigm.

  • Claes

    Why was this nonsense posted? What does it have to do with anything? Another nut job has found a framework that explains everything. Everybody else is an idiot and he has figured it all out! Let me hear a single non-trivial prediction from this ether nonsense. Forthcoming right? Journals are swamped by these “first report on general framework for…” There are never any second reports.

  • edog

    Even a stopped clock is correct twice a day….

  • Robert Mockan

    Huh? What did Ruggeri say?

    • clovis

      Hi,
      I think he said that academia is full of it.

    • GreenWin

      He said the cave-guy who “discovered” fire didn’t know HOW it worked – just that it worked and made his life better.

      How hard is that?

      • Robert Mockan

        Maybe Ruggeri using many paragraphs of big words strung together in no logical order, got in the way of the point he was trying to make?

        • GreenWin

          He said other stuff too. You didn’t get it, that’s all.

          • Robert Mockan

            Any person that says something like this, to quote Ruggeri:

            “..I am not in a hurry since I know that the professor and the others who will take his place will take at least 300 years to reach the conclusions now in my hands.”

            At the very least Ruggeri sounds like a megalomaniac.

            Are you sure you got what he was trying to say?

  • Steve Robb

    The interpretation needs my assistance which I provide below. I hope no one is insulted by my efforts. My interpretation of each paragraph follows in square brackets. While the author has interesting ideas they seem to be a restatement of the second law of thermodynamics (entropy). The author fails to connect the insight to the E-cat.

    On the nature of the Universal reality and the dependence of the interpretation of physical phenomena from the existence of the Ether.

    [no comment]

    I have been ruminating for a while now, on all the incoming news originating from the E-Cat invention and my conclusion (not only mine…) is that we are in for house cleaning in the domain of Big Science, (or presumed such) since as it becomes more clear by the
    day, Big Science was hijacked by a clique bent only in big promises whilst producing small or no results, in other words, a mixed group of scientists and politicians created a routine capable of fleecing nations of their best resources, to be used to their own advantage.

    [I have been ruminating for a while now, on all the incoming news about the E-Cat invention and my conclusion is: we are in for house cleaning in the domain of Big Science. It becomes more clear by the
    day that Big Science was hijacked by a clique bent only in big promises whilst producing small or null results. At its center is a mixed bag of scientists and politicians whom have created a routine capable of fleecing nations of their best resources, to be used to that clique’s own advantage.]

    The E-cat is the result of a lucky strike originated by obstinate research and achieved conjecturing commonsensical conclusions, though use of a genial intuitive capacity in the consciousness that there was a real possibility of success provided that a determined effort was made.

    [The E-cat is the result of the application of the Edision approach to discovery combined with an educated capacity.]

    We can see that these are the characters of Ing. Rossi’s profile and what he achieved is now most welcome, nevertheless no one can claim to know what is going on in scientific terms and I can safely
    say that he and the whole flock of the scientists keenly interested and now claiming theoretical knowledge, when it comes to explanations went really astray.

    [The focus of Ing. Rossi to the task is a mark of his character. While we welcome the creation of the device he and the scientists now claiming theoretical understanding of its operation have gone seriously astray.]

    Presently, the whole scientific establishment has been driven far off the possibility to give sound scientific explanations by their obstinate negation of the existence of what was called “The Ether” and is totally unable to proceed.

    [The obstinate negation of the existence of what was in the past called “The Ether” has thrown the whole scientific establishment off the mark and leaves them without a theoretical framework and so, unable to proceed.]

    The Ether, needs to be defined as “the pristine active substance or pure energy existing on a pure and uncontaminated and non degraded status” which is at the base of all phenomena developed by nature.

    [ ]

    I ask to the reader a simple question: “was the man (men), who discovered fire, able to give a rational scientific explanation to that phenomenon?”, the answer is no, this didn’t impede the human race from using the fire to its own advantage for many thousands of years, whilst no man had a clue of what from the physical point was behind the phenomenon.

    [ ]

    The same now applies to the E-cat and I feel strongly that the real revolution which the E-Cat will produce is founded on the promise that there will be a renovation of scientific perceptions capable to break up the present stagnation.

    [ ]

    A scientific approach to the field of Universal Dynamics reveals the necessity to tie up the reality of the universe to continuity of events and this perception leads to the hypothesis that nature follows a series of events tied up the one to the other, in concatenation, along a natural open cycle of transformations-degradations which starts from the primordial substance which I renamed the “Ether/ESF” (ESF for Energized Space Fabric) , this cycle is giving rise to the natural world (as we see it) in which the Ether/ESF is acquiring different names as it proceeds, and ends up into “ashes” which in our case are named “dissipation”, which represents the ultimate status of the Ether/ESF after it has
    undergone the various transformations-degradations defining its successive states of existence.

    [The scientific approach to the field of Universal Dynamics reveals the necessity to connect the reality of the universe to the continuity of events in it. This leads to the hypothesis that nature follows a series of events connected, one to the other, in concatenation, along a natural open cycle of dynamic transformations-degradations. This dynamic, which starts from the primordial substance I here rename the “Ether/ESF” (ESF for Energized Space Fabric). This cycle gives rise to the natural world as we perceive it, in which the Ether/ESF acquires different names as it proceeds, and finally ends in “ashes” (more personally our “dissipation”), the ultimate end of the Ether/ESF.]

    Note: the serious student will certainly appreciate that dissipation, being tied up to specific values of density “ c” of flow “c” of substance (reducible to temperature) is still capable to generate a subroutine of transformations-degradations which on
    our Earth,(for example, just to mention the association to life of the dissipation coming from the Sun), result into an end product in which part of the energy absorbed as dissipation from the Sun is
    mainly upgraded and stored as chemical bonds exchanged by the masses of the atoms and whose balance (in observance of conservation) is coming out (of Earth) as dissipation at lower temperature (at a ).

    [Note: dissipation of a substance “c” with specific values of density and of flow of “c” (flow can be interpered as temperature) is still capable of generating a subset of transformations-degradation on our Earth. In way of example, the association to
    life, to the dissipation of energy coming from the Sun, results in

    an end product in which part of the energy dissipated is partly upgraded and stored as chemical bonds but the majority of the energy is transfered to the greater mass of the atoms of the Earth and whose balance (in observance of conservation of energy) is
    radiated from the Earth as (dissipated) to the lower temperature of space.]

    A new look at our surroundings, made under these intuitions, is regenerating the way we perceive the natural reality and these intuitions are so promising that with their use I could solve quite a few problems .

    [The new perspective provded by these intuitions, is regenerating the way we perceive the natural reality and these intuitions are so promising that with their use I could solve quite a few problems.]

    Whilst plodding along new grounds, I had, of course, to go slowly through these explanations but I didn’t face major setbacks and now I am in possess of a theory which belongs to me and gave me abundant intellectual satisfactions, I even ventured to an
    explanation (based on the existence of the Ether/ESF) of the E-cat phenomenon with conclusions which though are easy to understand are also of a revolutionary nature.

    [(Translators note: the overuse use of the word “whilst” I believe was one of the grievances The Colonies had against the Crown and was the proximate cause for our opening fire on the Red Coats at Concord.)

    While plodding along new grounds, I had, of course, to go slowly through these explanations but I am now in possession of a theory which has given me abundant intellectual satisfaction. I even ventured an explanation, based on the existence of the Ether/ESF,
    of the E-cat phenomenon with conclusions which though are easy to understand are also of a revolutionary nature.]

    I kept these conclusions to myself since I had to taste how is hopeless to try to argue with “educated ignorance”.

    [I have kept these conclusions to myself, until now, since I have had a taste of how hopeless it is to try to argue with entrenched theoracracy (educated ignorance).]

    The infallible professor is unapproachable and has already passed judgement on the poor engineer “that I am” and the discounted conclusion that he pronounces is: ”what does this fellow engineer knows? He is disqualified, undignified and incapable to formulate a true theory!”

    [The infallible professor is unapproachable and has prematurely passed judgement on the poor engineer “that I am” and levels the sneering conclusion: ”what does this low engineer know? He is disqualified, undignified and incapable to formulate a true theory!”]

    At this point I have no choice rather than to keep my Truth basking on its pleasant warmth whilst carrying on making more discoveries (since the character of the Truth is that it leads to other Truths), I am not in a hurry since I know that the professor and the others who will take his place will take at least 300 years to reach the conclusions now in my hands.

    [At this point I have no choice but to keep my Truth bubbling in its pleasant warm state while (editors note: “whilst”…I’m warning you, don’t make me shoot!) carrying on making more discoveries, since the character of the Truth is that it leads to other Truths. I am not in a hurry since I know that the professor and the others who would take his place would take at least 300 years to reach the conclusions now in my hands.]

    • Ben

      ??

    • Omega Z

      Simpler Translation

      Mainstream Science is politically & financially corrupted. Special Interests.

      Mainstream proposes a theory & you can receive funding to prove it. If you intent is to disprove it, funding is not available. Therefore Results of research are predetermined. Bogus.

      Indications are that 80% of breakthroughs come from the fringe non-mainstream. Of the 20% that actually comes from mainstream, Many of them are things stumbled upon by student assistants working to obtain their degrees.(Not yet inoculated to Scientific mainstream dogma). The professor in charge gets the credit. If the student is lucky his name is mentioned as assisting & a recommendation for a position when he receives his degree.

      We’re now down to a few discoveries of the whole by mainstream. Some by design based on previous research. Even then many discoveries are stumbled upon or result in a 180` from the expected answer & may be published if not stepping on someone else’s toes..

      A good scientist will even say the answer was reverse of their expectations. Or they weren’t even researching what they found. Some of these Scientists become enlightened of the scientific dogma. Within a few years many of these Scientists will be considered (In the fringe.)

      None of this is new. All I’ve read indicates this has always been the case. It may just be worse & more organized then in the past.

      • Steve Robb

        “Indications are that 80% of breakthroughs come from the fringe non-mainstream. Of the 20% that actually comes from mainstream, Many of them are things stumbled upon by student assistants working to obtain their degrees.”

        What you say strikes me as deeply insightful but I must ask you how you came to those conclusions. Do you have references so I might read up?

  • sapain

    reality is the fabric of exsistance in which we travel.
    individuals trying to comprehend, explain and manipulate this fabric r scientists. we r all scientists but all have different levels of comprehension. at higher levels of thought, many disputes emerge about how the fabric of exsistance is woven.
    the sun goes around the earth, don`t argue or u die, a quiet wisper, no the earth goes around the sun, the wisper spreads and is verified and becomes a voice of truth. the voice of, the sun goes around the earth, lost it`s influence over all since it was recognized as not knowing the absolute truth.
    controlling thought is used to try and control all. indivduals have learnt that by controlling thought it will make their exsistance easier and have made it into an art.
    then every once in awhile, another wisper from the dark from an individual that stands outside the box, what u c is not true. another threat to the established state.
    the fabric of reality is infinite and can not ever b explained to the finite.

    space, the fabric that makes up the solid exsistance of reality.
    from any point of origin, distance is infinite.
    from any point of origin, u have infinite directions.
    if u have infinite direction from the origin, what is the true space of the universe, does it have a shape.
    density = mass per volume
    mass is 1, volume is infinite= 1/infinity
    density of space=1/infinity-of what.
    is space a singularity, is it a solid yet a fluid.
    if u can not break space into smaller pieces like u can matter is this not a solid.
    infinity throws a curve ball at all mathematical equations and does not allow for the completeness or finite to b established.
    does time really exsist or is it a man made concept. is time the past, present and future. the present is the passing of the past to the future. how fast does it happen or does it happen at all. does the universe depend on time to function.
    what is gravity, is it mass attraction or is it space being displaced and wants to get back to equalibrium of the whole.
    what is matter, can it be the rotational compression of space itself.
    what is awareness, how big is the tv screen of the mind.
    the community of science is just an infant, newly born and has a long way to go before it can run.
    not only is the community of science an infant but so is mankind.
    lenr is the wisper from the dark, the voice is getting louder.

    • Jimr

      My gawd, this prose must be catching.

    • GreenWin

      sapain, you risk making the thoughtless think. How dare ye?

  • Livio

    Some times fantasy can help tu understand reality
    but this is not the case.

  • http://soultrain.com Don Cornelius

    I think Billy Madison said it best:

    “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

    • http://www.choicedowsing.com kwhilborn

      yes. This was supposed to tie in the e-cat with your theories, but all you did was ramble on that the ether must exist.

      If Science does find Dark Matter I’m sure you will have moved on to other things by then. Oh look! A shiny bike.

  • daniel maris

    Let the physicists produce their models! I think most people here are far more concerned with the reality of LENR energy production.

    • Joe

      I think its the cold fusion “scientists” that are responsible for producing a great many inventions that serve no useful purpose and it is the people in the domain of Big Science(people who actually follow the scientific method) that are responsible for all of man’s technology.

      A poor cold fusion devotee always blames big science for their failures.

      • GreenWin

        Yeah Joe, like Big hot fusion. 60 years, $10 billion. ZERO results.

  • Jason

    It brings to mind the history of the hot air balloon and the steam engine both practical devices that were not understood when they were invented but were improved as a result of scientific study.

    • http://www.choicedowsing.com kwhilborn

      Had to comment on this comment as the e-cat could improve both the Steam engine and Hot air ballons. Floating Blimp hotels may make a return with LENR helium/hot air so easily procured.

    • daniel maris

      It also reminds me of the development of the automobile in that there are several teams around the world working on the problem but possibly Rossi is the Benz of our say.

    • Joe

      How the hot air balloon and the steam engine worked may not have been fully understood at the beginning but they at least worked and did not suffer a universal lack of reproducibility.

    • Steve Robb

      The joke in the engineering community is that the steam engine did more for the development of thermodynamic than thermodynamics ever did for the steam engine. The mechanics would improve on the engine and the scientists of the day would then put pen to paper and show why it worked in a mathematical-physics way. Meanwhile the study of the steam engine prompted the study of not only the properties of steam and heat and work but many other types of fluids, methods of firing and new machines to convert that to work.

  • Jimr

    Very wordy document. It looks like gobble-de -gook to me.

  • Roger Bird

    There is a certain advantage to insomnia; I get to be the 1st commenter on this topic.

    There is a lot lost and bent in the translation, I am sure.

    People don’t believe in Bigfoot because it violates the theories of respected and learned scientists. The scientists are not saying that people’s experience of “Bigfoot” didn’t happen. They are saying that people’s experience of “Bigfoot” was a false experience and has no objective reality. The same is here with “cold fusion”. Either the theory is wrong or has unseen limitations, or else the experience is wrong. I vote that the experience is true, since it has been replicated numerous times, and the theory has limitations unseen by the believers in the theory.

    Rossi and Defkalion are still on probation until they prove their case to independent third parties.

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