Ecatnews.com released an article entitled “Australian Skeptics’ eCat Verdict: It’s All A Terrible Error“
The skeptic’s opinion angered me to to the point where I wanted my own post rather than merely commenting on the ecatnews thread.
(I will not elaborate on the complete statement of the Astralian skeptic Ian Bryce as my friends at ecatnews.com have already done so. Please read their excellent article (link above) to get the full story.)
The skeptic’s claim is similar to that presented by Peter Theiberger as sited on this site. The general idea is that Rossi took electricity out of the power wire, and sent much of it back down the ground, rather then sending it down the common wire. All he had to do was make sure that the current was measured from the common wire, and poof, a bunch of the electricity didn’t show up on the meter.
As I challenged Peter Theiberger, I challenge Bryce to consider the 18 hour test. The first thing that Dr. Levi did in this test was to rewire the heat measurement system. He ran water through fast enough that it did not boil, therefore eliminating the question of wet steam, dry steam and all of that. The second thing that is important is that the system at that time was outputting a sustained 20kw of heat! Thirdly, there was a period of time where the output was a measured at 130kw!
So, in light of these numbers — 20kw, and 130kw — how viable is the “ground wire theory”? Lets do the calculations — again. Europe is wired with 240 volt wall outlets. At 240 volts, 20kw requires a draw of 83 amps. This, of course, creates the first crisis of believability — 83 AMPS! At this point the wiring in the building would have to be redone! When the system was outputting 130kw, it would need to draw a mere 540 AMPS! It is likely, at that level, that the mains providing power to the building would have had to have been rewired! Ahhh, he must have pulled some other game to do the 130kw stunt, so lets disconsider it for the moment. Consider the chart at: http://www.cablesandconnectors.com/wiregauge.html It says that for normal, safe, wiring, 83 amps requires 1 gauge wire! If wire is held in the chassis of equipment, the safety levels go down a bit because a fire wouldn’t be as big of a deal and because you are running short distances. So for in-chassis wiring 6 gauge is considered safe. Rossi may have pushed his luck and gone with 8 gauge wiring — rated for 73 amps in chassis. Now, 8 gauge wire is .12″ diameter, that’s over 1/8″ thick BEFORE the coating! With coating, this stuff is at least 1/4″ thick! You can see the wires that are being measured for power in some of the pictures, it’s not CABLE!
In this light, lets examine the veracity of Ian Brice’s statement. First a little English. He said, “Inadvertent miswiring of the leads IS the problem”. That word “is” is declarative. Ian Brice’s statement would not be assuredly false if it weren’t so emphatic. Now, there are three possibilities relative to Brice’s statement.
1, Rossi’s device worked as claimed in the demos. In this case, Ian Brice’s statement is clearly false.
2, Rossi miswired his device, but did it intentionally. In this case, Ian Brice’s statement is false!
3, Rossi inadvertently miswired his device. This is the case where Ian Brice’s statement would be true. Would Ian Brice dare to argue that Rossi inadvertently re-fused the power line to withstand an 83 continuous load? Would Ian Brice dare to argue that Rossi inadvertently rewired the building with at least 8 gauge wire? Would Ian Brice dare to argue that Rossi inadvertently used 8 gauge wire to plug his device in? Would Ian Brice dare to argue that Dr. Levi didn’t notice that the power cord contained 3 1/4 inch diameter cables!
I therefore simply contend that if Ian Brice was not misquoted when he said, “INADVERTENT MISWIRING OF LEADS IS THE CAUSE” that Ian Brice has been established as a liar!
As Roger Bird pointed out in his comment on ecatnews.com, Ian Bryce has opened himself up to a libel suit.