Controversial American filmmaker, author and activist Michael Moore has been invited via an open letter from an E-Cat World reader to investigate the Cold Fusion story. Whilst it may be optimistic to expect a response from Mr Moore, it does provide interesting food for thought.
Moore is best known for his production of Fahrenheit 9/11, the highest grossing documentary of all time. He also reached the top ten list with Bowling for Columbine and Sicko. He is known for his criticism of globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, the Iraq War, the health care system, capitalism and U S Presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush.
The invitation for Moore to cast his eye over the Cold Fusion story has come from Kelley Trezise a.k.a. Steve Robb a.k.a. Zedshort and is titled “Who Buried Cold Fusion?”. It begins cautiously by warning Moore that he will be “kicking over a hornet’s nest of trouble.”, presumably something that will appeal to him. The letter goes on to explain that “the field of Cold Fusion or Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) has existed since early 1989 when Drs. Fleischmann and Pons introduced the world to the possibility of causing fusion of nuclei at relatively low temperatures in a simple apparatus and at low cost. The experiments conducted by those researchers were criticised as poorly done and it was decided by the larger part of the scientific community that they were mistaken and that no such reactions were possible.”
In detailing subsequent work in the field they also highlight the efforts of researchers to replicate the results of Fleischmann and Pons. “Their reports of net heat out, neutrons, and other indications of a nuclear processes taking place within their apparatus were mostly ignored, suppressed, or attacked viciously and those researchers were ordered to stop their experiments, pushed to leave academia, ostracised, pilloried in the press and in a few cases accused (falsely) of fraud. In spite of the abuse and threats, a few brave researchers, mostly tenured professors or those retired, continued their researches, many with their own money.”
In summary, Trezise invites Moore to consider making a film on this subject because of the significant difference this discovery could make at a time when people are still fighting and losing their lives over oil in the middle east and whilst enduring an economic depression. They argue that “This subject needs to be addressed in the open and dramatic format that only a film can deliver.” In a powerful closing statement, Trezise repeats their warning that Moore would be “about to open a Pandora’s box of trouble, as you are dealing with human beasts at their lowest state who are presenting a full plumage display of their vanity, conceitedness, arrogance, and fear with its attendant hatred of the unknown and those who dare to speak truth to power.”