Congratulations to all who endured the brickbats hurled by those posing as your betters. Despite the derision, the lack of funds and career-wrecking assaults, you have demonstrated the true power of the scientific method.
In 1989 it took no more than an announcement to create sensational headlines proclaiming the end of the world’s energy problems. In an incredible feat of self-harm, influential members of our society rallied against the intruding idea – an auto-immune response set to cure us of a revolution with the potential to change everything. From then until now, we have continued to drill expensive holes in the ground, levying a tax on every household, every business and the very air we breathe.
The scientific method is designed to remove subjective opinion from the equation, placing itself apart from politics and religion. And yet, the last two decades demonstrates that our institutions are as prey to woolly thinking as they were when a watchmaker set out to solve the longitudinal problem three hundred years ago. In the case of cold fusion, two brilliant men were broken, our gurus pronouncing them incapable of measuring heat, their ideas worthy of nothing but derision.
Despite hundreds of replications around the world, most scientists are unaware that the effect once known as cold fusion is real. In the age of instant communication, the smear campaign has done its job. Placed alongside tales of the Loch Ness monster, the subject is hidden in plain sight. If you want to be taken seriously, do not go there. Papers remain unpublished, patents rejected, proponents mocked.
Since 1989 we have spent trillions of dollars powering and polluting the planet with old technology. If we continue, we will spend trillions more cleaning it up. If there is the smallest chance that Celani’s demonstration is real, we must spend what it takes to nail the truth. Celani provides the blueprint. Describing his experiment in detail, he is sending a message to every scientist, every politician and every businessman – prove yourself worthy of the power you hold. Remove the blinkers. Here is the formula. Try it.
I want to emphasise my admiration for the scientists of this world. It is important that we do not lay blame at their collective feet. It is the politics of science at fault and not science itself. By placing too much power in the hands of a few, we allowed them to put theory ahead of evidence, masking the error with flat-earth logic. In a sleight of hand, some still argue they were right all along, that the effect was never fusion. Such an excuse is worthy of the politicians they surely are. There was cause to doubt their nuclear conclusions but in destroying Pons and Fleischmann’s credibility, we needlessly infected a whole field of exploration with an irrational subjectivity.
At various points in the belief spectrum, some will wonder why Celani’s demo is so important. Unlike Andrea Rossi’s claims, we are talking about a few watts over the input. What’s the big deal? With so much secrecy surrounding various reports, it is difficult to get a handle on anything of substance that would convince those with the power to effect change in the scientific and business community. This is not because all the papers and reports are rubbish but because we need something to smack them between the eyes. The eCat may be real but it is impossible to know at this stage. While there are many credible reports of successful experiments around the world, these are largely confined to papers and conferences infected by the irrational negativity surrounding the subject. It may be unfair but such results are invisible to the power brokers. Deprived of credibility and confident of their results, many scientists reserve an element of secrecy in the name of business potential. A demonstration capable of convincing the scientific community will have far-reaching consequences. Some will begin to wonder if Rossi might be right, others will pump money into the field like never before. No matter the truth or otherwise of any past claim, a single demonstration that proves the effect is as important now as it was in 1989.
Professor Celani is not an easy target. A physicist at the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics, his work is careful, his methodology open to scrutiny and his device open to view. Even so, we are already hearing objections. Until it is independently replicated, they say, the case is not proven. That is absolutely true. However, placed alongside the decades of evidence housed at lenr-canr.org, we can afford a little optimism. We must not let excessive criticism turn reasonable caution into soul-sucking defeat.
It took no more than an announcement to set the wires alight in 1989 and now we have what the attackers have been asking for. If they were as good as they thought they were, the keepers-of-the-scrolls could have been part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
Here is a public demo, created by someone who truly understands the scientific method. It comes complete with plans to build a machine capable of making a brew. Do not let the dementors blind you. You are better than them. Go and make that tea.<< Previous Post -- -- Next post >>