[ExI] [extropy-chat] Elvis Sightings

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Jun 6 19:36:33 UTC 2008

At 10:47 AM 6/1/2008 -0400 and 11:26 AM 6/6/2008, JKC wrote:

>The article (http://www.physorg.com/news131101595.html)
>mentions "esteemed Physics Professor Yoshiaki Arata of Osaka
>University in Japan". I've never heard of him and know nothing
>about him except that he knows how to type.

>So, esteemed professor Homer J Bumblefuck joins the long
>list of similar nonentities that have reported cold fusion
>over the last nineteen years

This is known as "the argument from local repute in Backwater, Fla."

Japanese scientists and onlookers might have a different assessment, 
since Professor Yoshiaki Arata was reportedly awarded the national 
Japanese Order of Culture in 2006. "Yoshiaki Arata, Professor 
Emeritus, Osaka University is one of five. He is awarded for his 
great academic achievements in high temperature engineering and new 
welding science. The Order of Culture (Bunka-Kunsho) is the highest 
ranked award in Japan. The awarding ceremony was at the Imperial 
Palace, Tokyo on 3rd November, Culture Day in Japan."

So he's not a truck driver, he's a bunco-gumshoe welder, haw haw haw. 
With a lifetime annuity from the Japanese government.

I still have no dog in this race.

Damien Broderick 

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