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    Replied to the thread LENR Forum Team changes!.
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    Blocking that individual is quite effective. Of course, if everyone does it, it would leave him talking to himself, which I suspect he would find quite acceptable.
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    (Quote from Shane D.)

    This is pretty much OT, but I suppose what is not universally recognized is the role of the world’s ecosystems in making the planet hospitable for humanity. If we screw things up enough, the planet will most assuredly be here but…
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    (Quote from Shane D.)

    All the talk about saving the planet is a bit grandiose. The planet will be fine. It is saving ourselves and fellow inhabitants that is at stake.
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    So did I. Probably comes closest to reflecting my own views on the subject (too much smoke for there to be no fire but also too much smoke to get a clear view.)
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    I’m impressed by Bailey’s article. Quite possibly the only one I’ve ever read that doesn’t have an axe to grind but instead tries to sum up the current situation in a dispassionate manner.
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    Replied to the thread How do you convince a skeptic?.
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    Ok, clearly you are incapable of recognizing sarcasm (or insist on deliberate obtuseness as a ploy). In either case, I will from now on speak to you (if I must at all) as though you were a child.
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    Sorry, but you are totally mistaken and if you were to dislodge your head from where it appears to have been inserted, you would realize it.
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    (Quote from robert bryant)

    Nah. We avatars have tough skins.
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    (Quote from Wyttenbach)

    Nope. I said something pretty innocuous (as far as I am concerned) and Jed has gone on a bender over it - as usual. Of course, I am somehow the enemy, so there you go.
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    Wow. You literally don’t understand what I write. I thought you were just playing games, but no. You are actually so literal-minded that you don’t comprehend sarcasm. Of course I don’t ascribe the view to you that you…
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    “No one is convinced cold fusion will be figured out. On the contrary, it probably will not be figured out. Probably, the academic politics will continue, there will be no funding, and the researchers will all die off. However, if there were funding,…
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    Replied to the thread How do you convince a skeptic?.
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    Thanks for the immense blob of ad hominem drivel. You are a true scholar.
  • interested observer

    Replied to the thread How do you convince a skeptic?.
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    Pretty much all I was saying. Your primary objection is that it is not profound. It was not intended to be. But since I said it, you have to strenuously object and say I have no business making such an observation. And please…
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    (Quote from JedRothwell)

    “You claimed that "the fundamental nature of the phenomenon [could be] the ultimate stumbling block." Explain why you say that.”

    I say it because it is not well understood and there is no guarantee that it will ever be well…
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    Ok Jed. Have it your way. If it turns out that CF never ends up becoming a practical technology, it will be entirely a result of academic politics, the most powerful force in the world. A trillion-dollar industry will never exist because of it. End…
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    "cold fusion may be impossible to make into a practical source of energy because the fundamental nature of the phenomenon [could be] the ultimate stumbling block"

    And I thought you were a native speaker of English. I realize that you live for picking…
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    Whoever says they know much about science knows little about science
    Ernest Rutherford expressed science simply as

    All science is physics ... the rest is stampcollecting.
    Of course Ernest lived before…
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    (Quote from Shane D.)

    Well, there are several people here who endlessly tell me how little I know about science and, more importantly, how much they know about science. I’m quite content to let them revel in their superiority. What do I care?
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    Replied to the thread How do you convince a skeptic?.
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    (Quote from RobertBryant)

    No
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    Replied to the thread How do you convince a skeptic?.
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    (Quote from RobertBryant)

    Wow! The “you” in “you are dog-meat” referred to me. You are offended that I insulted myself?
    You are getting desparate to find things to complain about.

    As for the Brillouin question, what are you on about? I posted a list…