We should believe Rossi about potentially negative results
|December 4, 2015||Posted by Jack Cole under Andrea Rossi, E-Cat|
Compared to some of his confidence evidenced in previous years, Andrea Rossi has been very cautious about making any positive statements about his E-Cat technology over the past year or so. It seems that followers of the progress view these cautionary statements as expressing a hidden meaning something akin to “what he really means is that things have been going great, with evidence of copious excess heating, and he wants to be cautious about anything going wrong between now and the end of the test.”
Conversely, I am trying to take Rossi at face value when he responds to the following comment:
It is hard me and others to believe that he could get this far, and be wrong about having working technology, but we should try to believe him when he says that it is too soon to say if he is able to make real LENR at all. At times, conventional means (e.g., electrical heating), can create impressive displays of intense light. It may be tempting to interpret this as something beyond electrical heating, but we must wait for the final outcome rather than impressions. We are all capable of self-deception, and it is good to remember this. And if the past could predict the future (it can’t), we might be tempted to predict that the results will, yet again, be inconclusive.
I hope that the results are positive, but they may not be (no kidding or hidden meaning implied).