Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain - and Rossi has shown himself very adept at exploiting stupidity.
Rossi supposedly bamboozled 3 scientists who had seen LENR cells operate, did the same with Levi, Got an independent 3rd party report, then a second one with 9 swedish scientists, and then leveraged that and bamboozled a Venture Capitalist. Those are NoT Stupid people.
[email protected] You don't understand stupidity. You seem under the strange impression that high IQ, or high education, makes people less stupid. Nothing could be further from the truth, when we are talking as here about ability to be deceived by a plausible con artist.
Many references for this well known fact, you could start with:
As for IH, there is no evidence he bamboozled them. They did not trust him an inch. VCs judge people, and Rossi, as a person, is clearly unreliable. However, they unwisely trusted the scientists who claimed to have clear evidence from many tests, and took what they knew was a high risk high reward gamble. The scientists they relied upon are now proven to have been wrong both with unprofessional methodology and wrong calculations. Should they have done deeper DD? Sure, in retrospect. One conflating factor is no doubt that LENR sails under a cloud of being not believed by many mainstream scientistis. So mainstream rejection of the Rossi tests can be explained away as prejudice. To disentangle this you need heavyweight scientific peer review of the claims and counter-claims from unprejudiced parties. Difficult to find.
Rossi is a genius at choosing the right field for his endeavours. In LENR he has find the perfect soil for his work. Those genuinely trying to get evidence for possible unusual effects will point out that due to the unfortunate F&P initial claims, and long history of claims without substance visible to anyone outside the field, most scientists will approach LENR with a highly skeptical mindset. That then allows Rossi leeway that would not be given him in any other field except perhaps a religious cult.