How People in Science See Each Other


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  1. I have been having a hard time communicating a revolutionary new energy technology. Along the same theme, different people have different standards for evaluating novel concepts. Believe it or not, using a low energy nuclear reaction a gram of nickel yields an incredible 1.7 billion calories of heat. The formula is Ni+H+KCO3 (heated above 70C at 22 bars) = Cu + lots of heat. Here is Dr. Brian Josephson, winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics explaining it in a video: http://pesn.com/2011/06/23/9501856_Nobel_laureate_touts_E-Cat_cold_fusion/
    The reason I am bring this up is people’s background dramatically affects their readiness to accept this. My average intelligence high school educated friend says he won’t believe it until all his neighbors have one. Physicists generally seem to have the most difficulty. On the other hand, readers of science fiction seem to readily accept it. By the way, here is a link to a clearing house of articles on the subject: http://peswiki.com/index.php/News:Rossi_Cold_Fusion
    Read some of the comments, and keep in mind they are in the top 50% of intelligence because they demonstrate functionally literacy.

    • So, are you asking a question about how to communicate this idea in a more effective way?

    • Mitchell Porter

      “Physicists generally seem to have the most difficulty. On the other hand, readers of science fiction seem to readily accept it.”

      i.e. you are trying to sell people on the possibility of a certain physical process; the people who actually know the most about physics don’t believe it; but people who regularly suspend disbelief and absorb themselves in impossible stories, can do this for your story too…

      http://motls.blogspot.com/2011/08/andrea-rossi-and-cold-fusion.html

      • So Mr Porter, I can safely say you agree with the blog’s opinion that you linked to concerning the legitimacy of the Rossi E-Cat? And you agree that teams of experts have examined the E-Cat and say it is producing far above unity? http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/energi_miljo/energi/article3144827.ece
        Yes, it is ironic that so called “people who actually know the most about physics” generally don’t believe it, while those who are capable of accepting out of the box thinking (i.e. “regularly suspend disbelief and absorb themselves in ‘impossible stories’) do generally believe the evidence.
        Yes, I am asking advice on how to best present this (obviously legitimate) idea in the most effective way. As you can see people are rather resistant to it.
        By the way, this is relevant to the above (i.e. How People In Science See Each Other), because here we have a situation where people who actually know (and sometimes in the same field) are ignored by people who are not familiar with the situation. Weird.

        • Mitchell Porter

          “Yes, I am asking advice on how to best present this (obviously legitimate) idea in the most effective way.”

          Dude, if you really believe (as you have written elsewhere, 4 days ago) that “The Rossi E-Cat will now almost certainly emerge late October from America, when the gigantic US corporation he has now signed a contract with has promised 1000 factories producing them”, then (i) there is no need for you to do anything (ii) I have a bridge to sell you.

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