Rossi on Arthur C. Clarke and Magic

I thought this was an interesting  — albeit short — comment on the Journal of Nuclear Physics by Andrea Rossi.

Joseph Fine asked a question about  a concept he had of how the E-Cat reaction might be generated if a heavier nucleus might be stripping off neutrons from a lighter nucleus when colliding from a certain angle (i.e. a ‘glancing blow’), working in  some kind of atomic etching, or milling process.

Fine commented:

This is not only miraculous, to quote Sir Arthur C. Clarke:“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Andrea Rossi responded:

Dr Joseph Fine:
Whereas I cannot comment in positive or negative issues related to the operation of the E-Cat, I totally share the quote from Sir Arthur C. Clarke.
I too wish you, and again to all our Readers, a healthy 2015, after a peaceful and Merry Xmas.

  • georgehants

    For the average scientist educated by an establishment still in the 1700’s anything beyond a steam engine is Magic.