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    Part of the self-deception required to not admit to being fooled by Rossi is the kind of comment you often see from his supporters to the effect: "if this was really a scam, it would have to be the biggest, most far-reaching scam in history".

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    joshg : Who are these pro-IH people? IH is a shell company that (obviously) has made a terrible investment in a con man and otherwise has no other claim to fame. What is there to like about them? And who has ignored any red flags about them? …
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    From day one, the Rossi saga has been far more interesting from the standpoint of human nature than from any sort of possible scientific content.

    The remaining stalwarts who still grasp at straws to argue in favor of Rossi actually having something…
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    The conflation of Rossi with LENR as a whole is undoubtedly the most damaging thing about his activities. Of course, a good chunk of the so-called LENR community got involved with the topic because of Rossi and this is most unfortunate. Personally, I…
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    The incessant use of the term "FUD" here is hilarious. If there is anybody with a lick of sense that doesn't have uncertainty and doubt about Rossi, they need to take some lessons in critical thinking. As for fear, there is only the fear that they…
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    No matter how much I try to figure out the rationale for the debate going on here, I just can't quite succeed. The claim is that some magical gizmo in this little space in an office park in Florida was producing 1 MW of power pretty much continuously…
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    It isn't really appropriate to assess evidence in quantitative terms, but if one were to compare the amount of evidence damaging to Rossi with what is favorable to him, the imbalance would be staggering. Of course, to our oh-so-neutral colleague…
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    For the remaining Rossi believers, it seems as if being a "pseudoskeptic" is defined by how many impossible facts, outright lies, or logical fallacies one is willing to totally ignore. If the answer is less than all of them, apparently you are a…
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    (Quote from Charlietapp)

    Charlie tap is correct.

    It appears that some people on this thread (and elsewhere), are actually defending the possibility that Andrea Rossi has made a device that produces Energy Out > Energy In.

    The stretching of this defense…
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    So there are about four people here who have determined with their unique world view that the e-cat works and there is nothing that could possibly happen that will change their minds. These people will take their e-cat love to their graves, even…
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    The nonsense about "anti-LENR" people continues. How can you be against LENR? If you are not convinced it exists, that does not equate to opposition to it. As THHuxley says, you'd have to be nuts to not want LENR to be real.

    More pointedly, who…
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    What is your definition of an anti-LENR poster? LENR would be wonderful for all - who do you think is anti it?
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    More than five thousand blog posts arguing about the details of a device which, in all probability, will turn out to be fictitious. Extraordinary!
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    I think this thread could go on for dozens of more pages. The issue is that it is impossible to prove something completely false. Some people believe that aliens landed in Roswell, NM. No matter what anyone says or does to refute it, someone…
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    Zephyr, you clearly have your own version of reality and I will leave you to enjoy it. The fact that the rest of the world doesn't adhere to your way of thinking must come as a disappointment to you, at least to the extent that what actually happens in…
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    This is exactly backwards. The claims of new discoveries are nothing more than claims until they ARE replicated and validated with other experiments.

    You may think you know how science works but you are way off track. Your comments on theory,…
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    Well, if you choose to believe that groundbreaking science is to be found on YouTube and that all claims of miraculous new discoveries and inventions are true until proven false, knock yourself out. If your standards are low enough so that nothing ever…
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    Ok, you are totally consistent. UFO claims and Bigfoot claims should be considered real because they haven't been disproven. Got it.

    I don't think we have anything else to discuss, but I will note that it is unclear whether there is a single…
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    So Zephyr, are there any "out of the mainstream" beliefs that you don't believe? How about some of the hundreds of non-LENR free energy claims in PESN (if that is still around)? UFOs? Bigfoot?

    As far as I know, very few UFO or Bigfoot claims have…
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    Eric is right, we should have this discussion in the playground...