I’d like to thank Steve Menton for writing up the following report after attending yesterday’s demonstration at Blacklight Power.
The post yesterday by “Investor”is 100% correct. You cannot draw conclusions about BLP from what you read on the Internet. Randy has developed an extremely comprehensive, elegant theory that is utilized to direct his laboratory efforts. After years of pointless arguments on the old hydrino
study group, I have zero interest in engaging in any theory debates on the internet. However, in my view, those who don’t spend the time to review the extensive body of work that Mills has developed and put it in context, cannot meaningfully comment upon the BLPs work.
I am a Blacklight
investor and purchased my first shares in 1999 AFTER following Randy’s efforts for about two years and reading all of the derogatory comments from Peter Zimmerman, Steven Chu, Bob Park and a multitude of others. I did my own due diligence and concluded that none of them really understood what Randy was saying and they had not spent any time reviewing the experimental work. That is the common refrain with most of Mills’ critics. Believe me, I fully understand the controversy surrounding the theory. However, as Randy said multiple times yesterday, at the end of the day, experimental results trump theory. He has for a long time been accumulating results that cannot be explained by currently accepted QM. In fact, many of his results directly contravene what current theory says is possible. Under the circumstances, of course it is necessary to be cautious but
the results speak for themselves.
You can stick your head in the sand and pretend the results are not possible or reliable, but there are an increasing number of replications by qualified and reputable organizations and this has been going on for a while. The number of replications has been steadily increasing and many have been done independently and offsite. Some are readily available to those who expend even a minimal amount of effort. I have yet to hear of a negative result from a competent replicator who correctly followed the Blacklight protocols. Indeed, every person that I know who has been to the Blacklight lab and reviewed the results is convinced that the experiments are real, carefully and competently performed and the results are significant. Those who have been following Blacklights work for a while know that there has been steady, albeit at times frustratingly slow, progress. You have to realize that there are no books or resources for Randy to turn to in pursuing his experiments other than his own theory and brain. While there have been some starts and stops along the way, the recently announced results are the accumulation of years of experimentation driven by theory.
So, about the demo. There were about 65 to 70 people present. There was no opportunity for a meet and greet. I did not know most of the attendees, but there were representatives from chemical and engineering firms present as well as OEMs and major investment banks. I am not sure of the extent of media present. There were no TV cameras, but there was a video being taken. Many people were taking notes, but I don’t think there was a lot of mainstream media there. I think the presentation was geared more towards developing interest among potential licensees and partners rather than media. Media will come in time.
Randy stated that the SF-CIHT results have been validated by four outside groups, but only one spoke at the meeting. That validator
was from Rowan University so I am sure that many of the critics will dismiss his comments out of hand. Whatever. I tend to believe people who actually view the experiments and study the results rather than simply post negative comments on the Internet. The validator
unequivocally confirmed the reported results from the newly developed SF-CIHT cell and stated it was a “game changer”. I thought one interesting moment was when the validator
was asked whether he believed in hydrinos
. His answer was something to the effect that this wasn’t a matter of belief, but about experimental results and that he was confident in the results.
The demonstrations were instantaneous bursts with input and output measured by established commercial devices including waterbath calorimetry. Continuous operation was not demonstrated so skeptics will likely be dismissive of the results. Randy spent some time explaining plans for achieving continuous operation. While there are some engineering issues ahead, the energy outputs are so astounding that there should be multiple ways to make useful devices.
While I have seen some comments that BLP rushed this demo because of recent developments relating to Rossi, such commenters obviously don’t know Randy. Randy is going to do things on his time and nobody else’s. He is not concerned with Rossi and, from second hand reports I have heard, BLP does not view Rossi as competition because they do not think his experiments are professionally done and do not believe that he is accurately measuring energy input and output.
My overall impression is that this demo was put together because, after many years of slow but steady progress, Blacklight has made recent
, dramatic improvements in the energy densities. I think Randy believes the results are unassailable and irrefutable. My sense is that yesterday was the first step in what will be an evolving, more visible presence for Blacklight as they continue to advance the technology.