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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

TV science

Via Kea Blog I saw this website about using water as a fuel. The remarkable thing is that TV3 did a documentary on it? Please tell me the doco was a joke. Please.

For God's sake the website is full of bad grammar, the one scientist they mention by name they can't even spell correctly (Faraday) and there isn't even an email address! Never mind that the whole thing is a crock of excrement.

No wonder people are gullible to "science" in the media if the producers can't even reject obvious bollocks like that out-of-hand.

Posted by Chefen | 10/25/2005 08:33:00 AM


Blogger Chris said...

I saw the documentary and it was fairly interesting. It appeared to run on water, but what would I know. And I don't think bad grammar means anything. adolf has bad grammar and spelling, but that does not mean that he isn't a genius!

10/25/2005 09:05:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Well thank you Roger.

10/25/2005 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger noizy said...

yeah, I saw the TV3 doco too, and it all sounded pretty snake-oilish.

while the guy wouldn't allow any scientist to examine the 'specially treated' water that went into his motorbikes engine, he did eventually allow the exhaust fumes that came out to be run through some sort of sniffer.

And the sniffer said the exhaust was the result of normal old petrol burning. The guy tried to claim that the oil which was still being used to lubricate the parts somehow emulsified with the water and it was *that* that the sniffer was reacting to. Yeah, right...

10/25/2005 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

But Chefen and James - hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe!

10/25/2005 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Murray said...

Closely followed the element Bs.

Commonly known as bullshit.

10/25/2005 04:41:00 PM  
Blogger Chefen said...

Anything claimed to run on water is a guaranteed load of turd. They say they split the water into hydrogen and oxygen, but that requires serious energy which if it is capable of being done in the engine then the energy might as well be used to drive the engine itself. It's like that thing to improve fuel efficiency which involved wrapping some magic thing around the fuel pipe which supposedly "pushed the atoms apart". That got on TV news too. I also vaguely remember some sort of anti-gravity device on the news as well a few years back.

Is it just NZ that has a particular ability for not being able to say f*** off to the noddies trying to get free airtime to scam a few hopefuls before disappearing?

10/25/2005 05:56:00 PM  

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