Another Joseph W. Newman style scam: http://www.magnets4energy.com/ has appeared, there is a new one just about every month.
As with all of these scams, it promises to let you into a secret discovered by uneducated guys in their sheds, that you will know better than those arrogant-know-it-all scientists with their equations and experiments, that you will prove them wrong, that their is a massive Pentagon and power company cover up…. that we can make free energy out of nothing… Actually, in reality, it is just a scam taking advantage of your lack of a good scientific education and you distrust in authority… it seeks out you because of this and you desire to become energy independent.
Please, it is a scam. There are real ways of making your own power which don’t defy physics, real ones which actually work, this is not one of them.
Bob Park (my hero) says:
The first time I heard that promise it was made by Joseph W. Newman on the
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in 1987. A Mississippi backwoods-mechanic
with a grade-school education, Newman took a course in electricity. When
he heard that doubling the number of turns in a coil would double the
magnetic field, he left to wind a mighty coil that would generate more
energy than it took. Newman never got to Lenzâ€™s law, and CBS did not
bother to check with a scientist. About every five years since, that
machine is reinvented. You can now build your own “energy machine” with a
kit from Magnets4Energy, but it still won’t work.
Bob also has a whole chapter about the Newman scam in his book, Voodoo Science.
And see how many of the Seven Warning Signs OfÂ Bogus Science it fits into… 6 out of 7 is an impressive score:
- The discoverer pitches the claim directly to the media.
- The discoverer says that a powerful establishment is trying to suppress his or her work.
- The scientific effect involved is always at the very limit of detection.
- Evidence for a discovery is anecdotal.
- The discoverer says a belief is credible because it has endured for centuries.
- The discoverer has worked in isolation.
- The discoverer must propose new laws of nature to explain an observation.
There is loads more on Magnets4Energy here – http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions12.php