Archive for April 7th 2013

Is it just me, or is ‘Cold Fusion’ the modern day Perpetual Motion Machine? Whereas they used to generate perpetual motion with cogs, weights and levers, now they generate it from ‘cold fusion’, which sounds more plausible because no-one knows how it could work.

Which is not to say that it will never happen — muon-catalyzed fusion, for example, seems to work but requires more energy than it produces — but I’ve seen precisely zero evidence that any of these devices do anything more than a good old-fashioned Perpetual Motion Machine.