Cold Fusion Times is reporting that Dr Mitchell Swartz has performed an open demo for the students of Professor Hagelstein’s short course in cold fusion at MIT. With a reported gain of 10, this is yet another link in the chain destined to pull cold fusion from the junk-science mud. It appears that MIT has given itself a chance of redemption even if it cannot give back the lives of the two men who started it all.
Do not be tempted to attack this effort as done by Jonny-come-latelies desperate for a seat at the table. These guys are long-time experienced researchers in the field. Through their efforts, their risks and through others like them, institutions like MIT are moving forward.
You might think that such progress is bound to shake the tree. You may be right but don’t assume that it will be noticed. If the gain was 2.3 instead of 10 you might think it was just as significant. Right?. And yet that is exactly what happened in MIT in 2003 when Dr Swartz performed a similar open demo with that gain.
The truth is that we can assume nothing. Little notice was taken when NASA staked their claim or SRI or Sienna or SPAWAR or Arata or of Jet’s 2003 MIT demo or the many successes logged with Jed Rothwell’s excellent lenr-canr.org
Hey! You lot out there! Yes, you with the money. You who can choose war. You who can enslave your own. You who manipulate nations, who fear losing control, who choose power over change, who can change the world – look over here. It’s under your bloody noses. You just need to look!
None of this goes away even if the eCat does but who could blame an inventor for not wanting to play by the rules set by these people? Why would a businessman give the men with the levers the power to dictate image and timescales? Look at what they have done. Look at the battle guys like Hagelstein and Swartz have fought for years. And still, most of the scientific community thinks cf researchers are fruit cakes.
There is a sense that things are changing and maybe soon Rossi (or Defkalion) will make heroes of them all. If not, I think they will do it for themselves. Eventually. Another dragon is slain. They are falling and cf is rising.
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