I have been trying to place myself in Rossi’s shoes.
He’s got a device that works. He has a whole lot of work to do to get it ready for commercial sales. He’s already got the first copycat competitor nipping at his heels. What motivation does he have to convince the scientific community, the world, that his technology is “for real”? Let’s see:
Reasons not to “prove it”:
- It gives Rossi a competitive advantage to leave the scientific community sufficiently skeptical that they aren’t all busily trying to do what Defkalion has done.
- Public demonstrations cost time that can be better used getting his product to the market.
- No matter what demonstration Rossi produces, public or private, it won’t settle the issue like an e-cat for sale at Wal-Mart will. Remember, nine major scientific institutions have already reproduced the Ni + H reaction, and the world’s response is? ”Rossi, prove it!” Why Rossi, why not SRI, MIT, USAF!
- Every demo so far has produced an barrage of armchair quarterbacks declaring that Rossi is stupid, or worse. Does he really need such abuse?
Reasons to prove it?
- He could get the glory today that he will get tomorrow anyway? Or would he. Remember the list of those within the scientific community that have failed to prove it to the world:
University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois
University of Siena, Italy.
National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Italy)
(For links validating each of these, and the other replicators, see: http://nickelpower.org/2011/12/30/replicators-as-if-december-30-2011/)
Fact: Members of these respected institutions have publicly declared that they have achieved anomalous heat from the Ni + H reaction.
They are scientists first, Rossi is an engineer first. I say that these scientists have an obligation to prove their public statements. I say, get off of Rossi’s back, and get on the backs of these scientists. Let the burden of proof lie with them, or with Wal-Mart.