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December 7th, 2013
If you ever wonder why the mainstream press does not cover the coming LENR (Cold Fusion) revolution, this new blog post at Forbes magazine is a good example of why. The title declares: Why I’m Certain that the Rossi E-Cat Doesn’t Work as Advertised. With so many writers claiming to be “certain” that Cold Fusion is impossible, it stays 1989 forever and thus mainstream press journalists will not even investigate the subject.
The article is typical of the laziness found when writers touch on LENR technology developments. They don’t bother to discover that there is actually an entire research field where respectable scientists study the LENR phenomenon each day. Instead, these writers just repeat the long debunked argument from 1989: LENR can’t work because it doesn’t work like Hot Fusion. Well, none of the researchers in the field claim that LENR works like Hot Fusion. They will tell you that Cold Fusion is something entirely new, and the science of it is not yet understood. There are dozens of competing theories to try to explain it.
But what is certain is that many of the LENR lab experiments give off large amounts of excess heat which cannot be explained by any known chemical reactions.
These articles that pop up several times a year are often written by people with science backgrounds. However, the writers never refer to any research in the field. They are just so sure of themselves in their knee-jerk rejection of Cold Fusion that they don’t need to do even a little bit of investigation. They are caught up in the group-think that says Cold Fusion, meaning LENR, is impossible.
So last April you had a writer at American Physical Society’s blog declare he is “horrified” that NASA may spend a little money on LENR research. Last May a writer at Discovery.com wrote “5 Reasons Cold Fusion is Bunk” - because, you know, Cold Fusion doesn’t work like Hot Fusion. (Ruby Carat counters this last piece here.)
Sadly, the result of this is that it scares away any reporters who might write articles in the mainstream press about LENR developments. So these writers at small publications with some science background serve as the enforcers to keep the topic out of the mainstream press. The fact that their arguments have long been dealt with by the scientists in the LENR research community is never discovered by mainstream journalists because they feel no need to ever dig deep enough to learn more.
LENR researcher Dr. Michael McKubre said in a recent interview that there really are no longer any scientists out there making a good case that LENR is not real. It is only uninformed outsiders taking pot shots that you hear or read about.
But there is hope. The one and only one time that LENR coverage broke into the mainstream media in recent years was in the straightforward and honest reporting done by 60 Minutes in 2009. Is it really so hard to do a little bit of investigation to discover that low energy nuclear reactions really have been found to be real?