posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 01:27 AM
Originally posted by fripw
reply to post by BULLPIN
You're awfully quick to dismiss anything that hasn't been hand fed to you by the moronic media.
Maybe it is bull %@# but it's not just Rossi there's a lot more to it.
Let's talk about scams. I know a good one. It's called high temp fusion. Billions and billions of dollars and decades invested and now maybe
they've made a breakthrough? Your a proponent of one of biggest scams going.
I do believe that maybe it's a snowballs chance in hell but cold fusion has a better chance than hot of be a viable energy source.
Yet you quickly close your mind to anything else, because you have been told to close it. Rossi isn't even taking investment capital. You can't
buy into it even if you wanted to. So what is the harm in taking a closer look?
Yes, I admit that I am being a bit hasty in dismissing Rossi. My opinion of his work is based entirely on anecdotal evidence, which is much like the
evidence he uses to support claims about the successes of ECAT, purely anecdotal. Until his methods, materials, procedures and results are peer
reviewed and are reproducible by others, I remain firm in my position that he is perpetrating a fraud.
I say that he is perpetrating a fraud not because I like being spoon-fed by the moronic mainstream media or because I have a closed mind toward the
tremendous, and very real, potential of LENR technology, but because of Mr. Rossi's questionable business practices. Fripw, you say that Rossi isn't
taking investment capital and that you can't buy into it even if you wanted to. Well, according to this recent article from May 28th 2012.
"Andrea Rossi has pledged to reveal the companies and individuals to whom he has licensed his E-Cat low nickel hydrogen nuclear reaction
technology in October this year."
So it seems he has licensed his non-peer reviewed and unproven technology for financial gain. The distinction between money begot from licensing
agreements or investment capital is a matter of semantics in this case.
"Rossi has yet to hold demonstrations for the press and scientists such as Brian Josephson, even though he is confident to demonstrate it for
licensees. Rossi also admitted that he has developed a new ecat reactor. In his most recent post Rossi admitted he doesn’t know how much the 10
kilowatt ecat units that he has promised in the past will cost. Nor did he know when they would be available for sale. He stated that he is waiting
for the certification of safety of the devices. Rossi did not say who he was awaiting certification from."
So he doesn't know how much his unproven reactors will cost, when they will be available for sale and did not name the agency from which he was
awaiting certification of safety from. None of that will stop him from taking your money in exchange for a licensing agreement, however. These are not
legitimate business practices. He needs to prove that he has a real product before accepting funds for licensing agreements, manufacturing and
distribution rights. This has "scam" written all over it.
As far as hot fusion being a scam...who knows? We'll find out soon enough. I haven't closed my mind to any of the possibilities regarding Ni-H cold
fusion processes or other LENR technology possibilities. In fact, I believe they are preferable to hot fusion if we can discover their secrets.