Kudos to my good friend, Frank at e-catworld for his interview with Andrea Rossi. It is well worth your time.
After a period of relative silence from both major players in the game, Defkalion also made an appearance in the shape of a ‘progress’ pdf.
As interesting as both contributions are, for me, there is not enough substance to substantially alter my stance. Hope remains but I urge potential investors to caution unless they are given definitive (albeit private) proof. I look forward to such proof coming our way but until it does, my position stands.
For those who have followed eCatNews for some time, my increased caution is evident. This shift is made with a heavy heart and a recognition that not everything points to the supremacy of the sceptics. While the lack of definitive proof and the obfuscation by both Defkalion GT and Andrea Rossi mirror the likes of Steorn, that alone does not point to proof of foul play.
It is instructive to look at the case of Starlite. Created by English inventor Maurice Ward around the time of the Pons and Fleischmann announcement, Starlite is a plastic that can be painted onto any surface to insulate it from extreme heat. Able to withstand thousands of degrees Celsius, it has never made it to market. No one doubts its reality. It is far easier to demonstrate the effect while protecting the ip than the eCat. It is reasonable to point out that, unlike Starlite, the eCat has not undergone independent testing but that does not detract from the point I am trying to make here. Much is made of Andrea Rossi’s behavior but such attacks are unsophisticated in the light of further investigation. The most anyone can accuse the eCat of is being unproven. That is why we should be cautious and wait but not accuse. Ward’s paranoia was not unfounded but, taken to excess, the effect can be crippling. Sometimes a genius can act in ways that do not make sense to those of us on the wrong side of the curtain.
We may yet learn that Andrea Rossi is such a genius navigating his way through an impossible maze of conflicting priorities. Right now, the pattern fits both Starlite and Steorn and the latter is not flattering. I remain a LENR optimist and for that reason hold out that we may have another Starlite here. While that invention was astounding, its potential for change is dwarfed by the eCat. This is why you should remain suspicious of anyone telling you that the chance of Rossi being real is zero.
Keep an open mind – unless someone is asking you to open your wallet. It was in learning that one person at least appears to have invested serious money in this venture without due diligence that I took a step back.
Hope is not enough to jump with two feet but it is still there.<< Previous Post -- -- Next post >>