a reply to: OhGoOn
Let me make something clear.
Comparing ANY modern organisation which has any bearing on this matter, to the Roman Catholic Church, is absolutely absurd. For a start, the people
who routinely come to criticise people like Dr. Santilli, tend to be scientists in and of themselves, not religious representatives whose monopoly on
what does and does not constitute truth, is necessary for the existence of their power over the masses.
Also, science does not have a mainstream and a fringe. It is one whole thing, not two, nor three. You either have science, which by definition
relies on peer review, independently repeatable results to confirm initial tests, checks, balances, and the like, or you have pseudoscience, which is
like science, but with all the checks and balances ignored, all the things that lend a theory or observation weight, utterly removed from the process,
therefore is little more reliable than a chocolate teapot.
As for the telescope, he cannot prove that the item works as he claims, and if it worked the way he said, he would be able to prove it. I have no
doubt that if other scientists were able to examine his claims and device in detail, they would show him to be the charlatan that he has been shown up
The fact that, as moebius stated previously, none of his nominations for awards, or any of the recognition he has allegedly received, is documented
in any of the places it would be, if it existed at all, is another dead giveaway... Santilli is bogus, and so is his scope.