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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:41pmSanction this postReply
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Wikipedia hints, ever so tactfully, that Mills is a crank. I should think that any investigator who had a serious prospect of delivering what Mills promises would be the most famous scientist in the world.

You didn't quite say so, but I'll ask anyway: has Harriman endorsed the theory?



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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:57pmSanction this postReply
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No, Harriman has not endorsed the theory, nor am I aware of his awareness of it.  As for Wikipedia, you should know that a handful of trolls have dominated that entry for years.  Any attempts by supporters to edit it get immediately snuffed.  From the book:

I occasionally made attempts to seed the article into a more encyclopedic structure. I didn’t want to see it become laudatory, nor did I want it to rely on the off–hand remarks quoted in the Village Voice over genuine scientific data. But my attempts were in vain; my contributions dissolved into the ether, cut and pasted and editorialized.

 

By 2008, any edits that were not clearly critical of BLP, regardless of their factual content, would be reverted within minutes of posting, usually by one of only a few editors.

 

Welcome, I thought to myself, to the age of crowd–sourced knowledge.

 

Some years later, I made a renewed attempt. I focused my efforts on the goal of offering one crucial fact that could drastically alter the perception of Mills in the article (and thus, in the wider scientific community). The crucial fact? That Mills and his team had published over a hundred experimental papers in peer–reviewed scientific journals. After all, the question: “Is it published?” is the first question we ask of any scientific proposal. This is not a value judgment of any kind, it is simply a fact, but with huge implications: Mills was pursuing traditional outlets for his research, and on an ambitious scale, with papers spread over two dozen well–read journals. It would also beg the question in the article: was anyone responding to his actual research, or were they responding only to what had been said about Mills in the popular press?

 

Brett Holverstott. Randell Mills and the Search for Hydrino Energy (Kindle Locations 2574-2585). KRPHistory. Kindle Edition.

You really need to read the book to get the inside scoop and to learn of the many competent scientists who have achieved results supporting the model.

 

The libel has grown so bad on the Wikipedia article that Mills and company have filed a lawsuit to learn the identities of the anonymous coward trolls continuing the public defamation.



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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:51pmSanction this postReply
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OK, Wikipedia is out. I did a little digging beyond their article; it brought up mostly sources I'd never heard of and whose credibility I can't judge. A few, though, were names I recognized (a rough but convenient test of credibility).

 

Physicists at Southern Methodist University and SUNY Buffalo quite candidly dismiss Mills.  Wired took a slightly skeptical angle on him. CNN, a familiar name, republished a favorible story that ran originally in American Reporter, which in turn was not familiar. The two relatively favorable stories may just as damning as the others. The Wired story came from 2002 and CNN's from 2010. That's plenty of time for Mills to deliver on his promises, such as a car that gets 1500 miles on a liter of water, and he hasn't. I expect that he has excuses, but a working model of the car would be more convincing than the best excuse in the world.



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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 3:22pmSanction this postReply
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As I stated in the review, the author takes Mills to task for excessive optimism in the press and other blunders.  Remember that he worked with Mills for 18 months and saw no sign of incompetence or fraud among him or his doctoral scientists in his laboratory.  Mills started on basically a zero budget in the early 1990s and never really got "cooking" until roughly 2000 with ample private equity.  Even then, having worked for three years in a research laboratory myself, I know how slowly progress can go.

 

(Edited by Luke Setzer on 9/09, 3:23pm)



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Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 9:18amSanction this postReply
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Interested readers can now listen to the author's talk with the Seattle Skeptics at no charge.



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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:49amSanction this postReply
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Thanks Luke!



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Monday, October 3, 2016 - 8:11pmSanction this postReply
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So what is your take on this Luke, is he onto something or full of crap?



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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 5:38amSanction this postReply
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He is definitely onto something.  You need to watch some of the recent videos at http://www.brilliantlightpower.com and see the plasma.  The clincher will come when he can generate a sustained, closed-loop plasma reaction generating continuous net power and consequently self-sustaining using only atmospheric water vapor as "fuel."  Read the Holverstott book to get the story behind the scenes.  The author reaches back to the time of Kant and shows how Kant's influence on Mach led to quantum mechanics as a mere "physics of appearances" and threw classical physics off its rails from solving the problem of non-radiation of the hydrogen atom via Maxwell's equations.  Mills solves it using Maxwell, though critics claim his math fails.  I have seen it argued both ways.  Mills thinks extremely intuitively, developing novel physical concepts and then trying to wrap them in equations with mixed results.  He has managed to get his work published in respectable, peer-reviewed journals, so he is doing something right.

 

(Edited by Luke Setzer on 10/04, 6:02am)



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Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:56amSanction this postReply
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Watch this video presentation by a New Zealand professor on the theory and supporting experimental data.



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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 1:10amSanction this postReply
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Luke,

 

I like in the video how the presenter repeatedly asserted that "you must think for yourself".  This contrasting with the audience member who was highly critical of the presenter for not being an "expert" and questioning "who to believe".  As the presenter stated, you can't go to experts when evaluating the reality of a contraversial subject.

 

One needs to keep labels on ideas: "verified by self", "claimed true by X", "disproved by self", "claimed false by X".  There are too many manipulative people in the world.  There are too many people in the world that would rather hold on to old false ideas than do the mental work to change their worldview.

 

Looking forward to seeing a prototype "suncell".

 

Thanks for the updates.

 

I saw in one presentation a few weeks ago that one could create the hydrino reaction using a welder.  I forgot the details now.  Have you looked into doing this experiment yourself Luke?

 

Cheers,

Dean



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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:47amSanction this postReply
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I am "workshop challenged" (no space for that in my house) and have no plans to try this experiment myself.

 

Thanks for taking the time to watch the video and offer feedback, Dean.



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Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 4:20pmSanction this postReply
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 4:11pmSanction this postReply
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What are we watching here, Luke?



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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 5:48amSanction this postReply
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Sorry, here is the full context:

 

http://brilliantlightpower.com/plasma-video/



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Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 4:55pmSanction this postReply
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Latest Demonstration Day update:

 

http://brilliantlightpower.com/demonstration-days/



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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 7:08amSanction this postReply
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Science geeks might want to save the date for this event December 6 in Washington, DC:

 

http://brilliantlightpower.com/brilliant-light-power-roadshow/

 

It could be a real game-changer for power production globally.



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Tuesday, January 3 - 1:01pmSanction this postReply
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Randell Mills on CNN:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siHCRp7TpoU



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Thursday, March 23 - 3:49amSanction this postReply
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Best talk yet:

 

California State University at Fresno Talk by Dr. Mills



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