Update #1 – June 29
Jed Rothwell admits talking only the IH spin. Look:
Our enemies will put fraud front and center. This will be another blow against cold fusion, thanks to Rossi. By the grace of God we may still have money from I.H.,
without which this field would be dead, dead, dead.
Who is “we” , and who is “our enemies“?
Reading Jeds rants it sure seems like the people who are NOT arguing fraud is the enemy … Jed on the other hand is furiously persuing the Rossi/Penon fraud hypothesis in every single comment … … And then he’s refering to the “we” as in “from I.H.” – as if without I.H “this field would be dead ….”
Unless Jed only is speaking pure IH spin from an IH insider point of view, refering only to IH as the “this field” this does not make sense. It’s obvious really. Freudian slip maybe, but obvious.
From this I conclude Jed proved himself to be a paid for, full time, IH spin doctor.
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This is an interesting question that I have been touching before. Here , here , here and here. It is becoming more and more obvious that he now is the main slanderer with focus on Penon and the ERV report.
He does not strike me as the sharpest knife in the drawer, nor the brightest crayon in the box. He is, in short, several tacos short of a fiesta platter; three bits short of a byte.
This is what he said recently. And then you have to know that Jed has only seen some probably fabricated data coming thru IH and a several year old report, which was not even written by Penon, and was made before he was hired as an ERV by IH.
This is what Jed is basing this psychological profiling on…
What bugs me is still WHY Jed is doing this obvious slandering nowadays, so very removed from what used to be a rational voice on Vortex-L.
I believe “played” is the most probable cause, maybe combined with monetary incentives, or not. I back this analysis, among other things, on the fact that someone easily tricked Jed into spinning the sauna conspiracy some time ago, remember (from Vortex):
Not a chance. Just looking at the facility you know there cannot be a 1 MW heat source in it. It would cook everyone in that part of the building. That is enough heat for 100 dry cleaning machines. You couldn’t fit that many in such a small area, never mind operating them.
This sauna comment is so stupid that it blows my mind. How is it possible to even write such a thing unless you’re either, paid well, threatened or plainly clueless.
Btw, a well insulated family sauna needs about 1kW per m³.