Disinclined to repeat hearsay without substantiation, I pause before posting the following from Andrea Rossi’s blog. In it, he tells us that the ‘leaking’ of the so-called hot-cat details by the person known as, ‘cures’ violated an NDA. However, in saying this he is giving credence to the leak – assuming it was not a deliberate plant by the company. He not only ‘confirms’ the referenced July 16th tests but adds that the University of Bologna will repeat these tests by mid-October 2012.
We have been in a similar place before, when AR told us that the University of Bologna would have access and perform independent tests under commercial contract. This arrangement was confirmed by the University but the contract apparently died when Rossi failed to follow through with payment.
I personally give the eCat a lot of slack because – despite accusations that he has shown nothing – the inventor has performed a series of up-close demos that would be near suicidal for any scammer to perform never mind repeat multiple times. Never independent and replete with possible paths to faking it, we cannot conclude anything except to be intrigued that those close to the show (Levi, Focardi etc) continue to back him. It is that combination coupled with the parallel rise of the LENR star that makes this show worth watching.
Such optimism was strained through a series of actions which mostly boil down to misdirection on AR’s part (some may call them lies) the continued obsession for secrecy (while constantly making claims on his blog and the ever-escalating nature of these claims) and the receding timeline for the great reveal that never seems to get any closer.
While I agree with many sceptics that such behavior mirrors that seen in many scams of the past, worry that it could be fake is not the same as it being so. We cannot judge AR’s actions as fraudulent based on our frustration. If the eCat is real, it only exists through the extraordinary actions of an extraordinary man riding a tiger set to eat him at any moment. There are many examples of past inventors who dare do things differently, achieve the impossible and then confuse us by acting in ways we do not understand.
This is why I urge caution but hold onto a crumb of hope. Today’s post by AR is significant. It is the first time since last year he has made such a claim and tagged it to a specific time and to a specific organization that we can verify when the time comes. For me, at least, Andrea Rossi has just pegged an approximate date on this subject stepping forward or crashing and burning in the eyes of the public. I continue to hope, against mounting concern, that we are simply dealing with a genius we do not understand rather than a clever trickster laughing behind the mask he wears so well. For some reason, my gut is telling me to pay attention – that we are witness to something truly important. A good scientist distrusts anything but solid data and we would all do well to distrust our tendency to believe everything we read and hear just because we want to. It is in that spirit that I feel responsible to report with a healthy tone of scepticism even as the human tug of hope pulls the other way.
AFTER THE LEAKAGE MADE BY AN INSIDER WITH THE THE NICKNAME “CURES” REGARDING THE TESTS COMPLETED ON JULY 16TH, WHICH HAD TO REMAIN UNDER NDA, I HAVE TO INFORM THAT:
THE TEST MADE ON JULY 16TH WILL BE REPEATED OFFICIALLY WITHIN THE HALF OF OCTOBER 2012 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA AND THE RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED BY THE SAME UNIVERSITY.
[With thanks to Akira Shirakawa on Vortex where you can find a translation of the Cores ‘leak’]
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