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You nailed it. History repeats itself, over and over:
originally posted by: caterpillage
Every time though with these things it's an announcement of "more to come".
The respect I and billions would have for the one who just says, "hey! here it is!!!".
Just do it.
I'll keep an open mind and hope for the best, but this just seems pretty stereotypical for this kind of thing.
Sounds familiar, right? Eve of success, just need a little more funding and then the world will be saved by this new technology. In 1886 they said it would be ready in three weeks. Some people are still waiting for it even though Keely is dead now.
Mr. Keely declared he was now on the eve of success; he had arrived at that crucial stage, lacking just the one slight adjustment which, in all such cases, proves the insurmountable bar to final achievement.
Well I don't know if it's impossible or not but it's hard to argue there's any concrete evidence for it. All the evidence so far is under a shadow of concerns about experimental error, and Fleischmann admitted errors in his experiments.
Fleischmann and Pons admitted that their biggest claims for excess heat were from projected work that had never been completed. ...
A number of cold fusion companies have been formed and have spent millions of dollars of investors' money in research and development. While amazing claims for the potential of cold fusion have been made, not one working device has ever been demonstrated or patented. ...
Cold fusion is impossible. It contradicts all that we know in nuclear physics, and no concrete evidence, theoretical or experimental, has ever been forthcoming. No single working device has ever been demonstrated, and there have been no explanations for the shortcomings in the work of Fleischmann and Pons or later followers. The only journals that publish papers on cold fusion today are pro-cold fusion journals, which seek to promote the field, rather than critically examine it. Cold fusion is a dream, a golden promise of a world with unlimited energy and no pollution, but a dream nonetheless.