why is this scam published

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Offline syhprum

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why is this scam published
« on: 24/05/2013 12:08:00 »
I am somewhat shocked to see the Phys.org Newsletter Thursday, May 23 publishing an account of a faked demonstraition of the "Rossi E-Cat Device" as though it was a serious scientific event.
I have always considerd Phys.org a source of good scientific information but this rather changes my opinion.
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Re: why is this scam published
« Reply #1 on: 24/05/2013 18:10:15 »
I think it is right for phys.org to report - but maybe a little more critical thinking and writing would be called for.

Ethan Speigal has written a superb pair of blogs on this latest installment in the scam

http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2013/05/21/the-e-cat-is-back-and-people-are-still-falling-for-it/

But then Ethan is a ex-prof of theoretical physics and Lisa Ziga is a journo with a degree in Rhetoric (! as far as I can tell)
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