I absolutely agree with your comments on the cold fusion position and the
free energy game in general. Anyone who's been involved in this field for
any lenght of time knows there's lots of claims made with, to date, not a
single physical demonstration of fact. That's life, and we all put up with
it for one reason - we believe (just like they do in church) that our faith
will be eventually rewarded.
Your April fools joke illustrates what we already know - believers are
easily taken in by anything that appears to support their belief. A rather
large industry has grown around this body of believers (name your church)
for obvious commercial and other reasons. I'm not saying this is a bad
thing, I don't know, but it should be seen for what it is.
When I look objectively at my own research I often wonder if I'm self
diluded. Is my search for a solution to Bessler's wheel an impossible
challenge that can never be met? Hundreds of years of attempts by hundreds
of clever people combined with absolutely no concrete precedent leaves one
feeling pretty well marginalized. Yet in the back of my mind there lurks a
solution, or at least the feeling that a solution is possible. No facts, no
reason, just that niggling belief. Jeez, what an expensive curse!
No facts, no reason, no common sense - sounds like a recipe for disaster
does'nt it? My accountant thinks I'm completely nuts, which just about sums
it up really <g>. Yet the work continues regardless.
I enjoyed your joke. I get the point (again). I guarantee you that I'll
remain the gullible fool - I think you know why.