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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Will Andrea Rossi's eCat prove to be the real thing to take the world by storm or will it be revealed that it was all an elaborate hoax? One person who thinks that Rossi does not have the goods is Steven Krivit, Editor of New Energy Times.

From January 14th when Rossi conducted his first public tests in Bologna until midway through June New Energy Times editor Krivit made a total of 16 posts on Andrea Rossi and his eCat, almost all of them benign scepticism.

Krivit then personally met with Rossi in Bologna, was totally unimpressed with what he saw and then presented his findings in a series of blog reports and that seemed to be the start of the hostilities between the two.

On 17th June Rossi retaliated and called Krivit a "SNAKE" and a "FAKE JOURNALIST" on his blog. Krivit said nothing and remained silent for a couple of days before writing, "I may continue to read some of his interesting messages for a little while longer, but not much longer. Research and interviews are over. The pen now hits the ink."

Since then, at least since June 16th 2011, New Energy Times writer Steven B Krivit had written a total of 41 separate blog posts in condemnation of the ecat and Rossi's credibility, and has also taken aim at the credibility of those who Krivit claims are "promoting" Rossi or his eCat. That works out at approximatelty one post every 4 days.

Krivits 41 Blog Posts Since June 2011 Slamming Rossi's eCat and Pro eCat Commentators
  • The Failure of Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer, Caught on Video - 7th January
  • The E-Cat Tribe Dec 23rd 2011
  • LENR Real; Rossi and Defkalion Dubious - December 20, 2011
  • Duncan’s Promotion of Rossi: A Tremendous Disservice - December 9, 2011
  • The Physics of Why the E-Cat’s Cold Fusion Claims Collapse - December 7, 2011
  • University of Bologna Clarifies Relationship With Rossi - December 1, 2011
  • Rossi Story: A Conversation With Thomas Blakeslee - November 28, 2011
  • Rossi: Declining Magnitude of Claims - November 27, 2011
  • Rossi Story: Corriere di Bologna Gets it Wrong - November 26, 2011
  • Rossi Declines Italian and U.S. Government Testing Offers - November 26, 2011
  • Ny Teknik Chief Responds to Swedish Public Radio - November 21, 2011
  • Swedish Public Radio Turns Spotlight on Lewan and Ny Teknik - November 12, 2011
  • Rossi’s Mystery Customer Performs Disappearing Act, Twice - November 12, 2011
  • University of Bologna Denies Faculty Involvement with Rossi - November 11, 2011
  • NASA Engineer Explains Why Rossi Demos Failed - November 10, 2011
  • Rossi Source for Fox and MSNBC: Obama Teleported to Mars - November 10, 2011
  • The Big Lie Technique of Scammers, Courtesy of Adolf Hitler - November 10, 2011
  • Sterling Allan: Arm-in-Arm with Andrea Rossi - November 10, 2011
  • Poor Journalism by Fox News on Rossi Story - November 9, 2011
  • Poor Journalism by Physorg on Rossi Story - November 9, 2011
  • Poor Journalism by Wired U.K. on Rossi Story - November 9, 2011
  • Scientific Critique Against Rossi Claim - November 5, 2011
  • Noble Aspirations Are Not Enough - October 30, 2011
  • Energy Catalzyer: Extraordinary Scams Require Extraordinary Claims - October 28, 2011
  • Rossi’s 11th Test, 11th Failure - October 10, 2011
  • E-Cat Test Demonstrates Energy Loss - October 8, 2011
  • Wired UK Article on Rossi Today - October 6, 2011
  • NASA Won’t Confirm Relationship With Rossi - October 6, 2011
  • Rossi: The Scientific Verdict - August 28, 2011
  • Physorg Review of New Energy Times Report #3 - August 26, 2011
  • Sources that Support the Rossi Claim? - August 26, 2011
  • Rossi’s Scientific Failure in Seven Steps - August 7, 2011
  • Reviewing Ny Teknik Video: Did Rossi Play With Power Setting? - August 5, 2011
  • New Energy Times Publishes Report #3 on Rossi Device - July 31, 2011
  • Possible Low or No Levels of Excess Heat in Rossi Device - July 29, 2011
  • New Energy Times Report #3 on Rossi Device Coming Soon - July 29, 2011
  • Uppsala University Denies Rossi Research Agreement - July 12, 2011
  • Report #2 – Energy Catalyzer: Scientific Communication and Ethics Issues - June 28, 2011
  • Levi’s Response to “Preliminary Report” - June 19, 2011
  • Rossi’s Responses to “Preliminary Report” - June 19, 2011
  • Preliminary Report of Interviews with E-Cat Trio Rossi, Focardi and Levi - June 16, 2011
All of this was in stark contrast to Krivit's early 2011 comments on Rossi and his eCat.

On 19th January he wrote:

"The report I received on Jan. 17 from Francesco Celani, a physicist with the Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Frascati, Italy (National Institute of Nuclear Physics), gives me new confidence about the Rossi-Focardi device. If the data provided to Celani is correct and complete, the device is real and is demonstrating some excess heat – on demand, no less."

"Rossi has, to his credit, answered all of my questions."

"As far as Rossi’s story of a self-sustaining reactor, I am inclined to believe it. It is very similar to a story that Piantelli told me."



dobermanmacleod January 12, 2012 at 8:57 PM  

Krivit has gone out on a limb calling Rossi a fraud. He has lost the hat of an objective journalist and put on the hat of a nay-sayer. OK, if Rossi is a fraud, then Krivit is golden, but if Rossi turns out to be legitimate, then Krivit will have lost his credibility as a journalist and his name will be Mudd.

BTW, notice the Krivit doesn't allow comments after his articles, probably because he is doesn't want to take responsiblity when Rossi is proven to be legitimate. In my opinion, Krivit is a coward if he isn't will to take responsibility for his error, especially because his error would be to slander a great man.

The jury is still out, and Krivit ought to be filled with foreboding.

Bruce Fast January 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM  

Thanks for a great case against Krivit. Krivit has lost his journalistic objectivity, and is to be dismissed.

I have developed a list, now 14 names long, of those who claim to have achieved excess energy from Nickel + Hydrogen. (http://nickelpower.org/2011/12/30/replicators-as-if-december-30-2011/) To suggest that the Ni + H = heat formula is somehow invalid is, in my opinion, silly.

So either Rossi has pretty much what he says he has, or he has faked what others have achieved. I think the latter is highly unlikely. Rossi's got the goods, or substantially so. Defkalion's got the goods, or substantially so. MIT, SRI, NASA etc. are the proof.

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