[extropy-chat] Elvis Sightings

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Tue Jan 30 17:13:46 UTC 2007

"Ben Goertzel" <ben at goertzel.org>

> It seems pretty clear that the excess heat generation labeled
> "cold fusion" is a real phenomenon


> without explanation in  terms of known physics.

Not true, there is a very clear explanation, incompetent experimenters.

> One reason progress has been slow is that experiments
> can take months to run, and the success depends sensitively
> on the particular batch of ingredients used

And that my friend is a classic example of a BULLSHIT excuse. If there is
anything unique about this experiment it's how simple it is, anybody should
be able to reproduce it with a minimal budget. The result is that Joe Blow
the truck driver sees the heat with no problem, but when world class
experiments try it they see nothing. The field has not moved an inch in 17
years and there is no reason to think it will do any better in the next 17.
A scientist would be a fool to spend any more time with it, there are better
things to do.

> Another reason progress has been slow is that the scientific community
> has, by and large, reacted irrationally in its rejection of the results.

Yea, there's this big (yawn) conspiracy.

  John K Clark

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