In an interview posted at Sterling Alan’s site, former chairman of the Swedish Skeptics’ Society, Hanno Essen answers questions about the test. Of note is confirmation that Giuseppe Levi provided the measuring equipment, that they did not check for a DC component and did not use an oscilliscope to examine the waveform coming out of the wall socket which they assumed to be of the untamperred utility kind. This is a shame. I personally doubt that cheating would be done in this way unless Professor Levi was complicit (somewhere I will not go without proof) but after Hartman’s encouraging description indicating caution, excluding such obvious and simple checks leaves the door open to criticism from the gallery.
He also indicated his understanding that the 6 month test will be streamed live on the Net. If this turns out to be true and the testers respond to requests and inevitable criticism, finally, we may get the closure on this mystery the world desperately needs. It does however set up the worry of this all sounding like a perpetuation of the Rossi Reality Show. Despite this, I would welcome such a development as long as it does not become a diversion excusing another year of delay.<< Previous Post -- -- Next post >>