Brian Josephson Recommends Lewan’s E-Cat Book in Nature

Nobel Prize laureate Brian Josephson has made a post in Nature in which he gives a mini-review of Mats Lewan’s An Impossible Invention book. Calling the publication of the book “the highlight of the week”, Josephson praises the book and urges all E-Cat skeptics to read the book.

Josephson points to last year’s Levi et al. report as strong evidence for the E-Cat saying:

One important event was a long-period investigation, published at arXiv:1305.3913, providing strong evidence of the production of anomalous heat. Particularly interesting to me, in the light of my past dealings with arxiv, was the text of an accidentally leaked exchange between two moderators, wondering if they could find a rationale for blocking that report.

I’m not sure if Josephson has a lot of influence in the scientific community these days, as some of his interests lie outside the mainstream of science — but this may help prepare the ground in the scientific world a bit for when the results of the latest tests are published.

  • fritz194

    The book from Mats Lewan is great. (just finished reading)
    It reminds me somehow on our efforts to achieve production for another (not that revolutionary) invention.
    Especially when it comes to the investors part. There were lots of – and I´m pretty sure I can write another entertaining book about that.
    In the end it´s all about trust, greed, awareness.. (humans in general).
    Joseph Schumpeter (and people in that area know his theories) describes the path from invention to innovation and investment – and its somehow admirable how Rossi defended his interest until finding the right partner.
    This might be confusing for the observer – but inventors are quite emotional if it comes to give away their “baby”.
    It´s not all about money, and Rossi completed this part of the story in a way he could accept.

  • Andreas Moraitis

    Josephson’s comment is welcome. As a Nobel laureate, he is virtually free to write whatever he wants. But this kind of freedom is deceptive: Since everybody in the scientific community knows about it, there is the danger that statements of former Nobel laureates are not always taken seriously. There are indeed some cases where scientists, after they had won the Nobel Prize, have chosen a dubious way. An example is Frank J. Tipler with his strange book “The Physics of Immortality.” Of course, Josephson belongs not to this sort, but whoever wants to discredit his engagement for cold fusion will not hesitate to do it behind closed doors.