Infinite Energy Magazine
Rutty Road to
Are Cold Fusion and the Fundamental Cause of Gravity Other Examples of
the Deliberate Roadblocks Opposing Breakthrough and Non-Mainstream Physics?
Gary C. Vezzoli
I was asked to write this article by Dr. Eugene Mallove
during a visit to his office in June 2003 to intensively discuss my syzygy
Dr. Mallove, through his work at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, had been aware of the bitter controversies and conflicts during
the era of pre-high-temperature superconductivity and then again some ten years
later actively witnessed the same types of conflicts related to the
announcement of cold fusion. Gene was well aware that these types of conflicts
hold back scientific progress, demean earnest and dedicated researchers, and
even temporarily damage careers, and that they are generally rooted in personal
agenda and in persons having embraced opposite viewpoints for decades,
unwilling to modify their thinking. Eventually, however, the truth triumphs,
and an idea whose time has come cannot be blocked any more than a giant
The purpose of this article is to trace the history of
high-Tc superconductivity and to relate the controversies and encumbrances to
parallel conflicts that arose in the area of cold fusion research. During my
one and only meeting with Dr. Mallove, I found him to be a highly perceptive
and visionary individual in tune to the needs of progress in science and
cognizant of the barriers that were often, at least in part, “politically” and
“personality” motivated rather than scientifically based. Gene dedicated his
life to “doing the right thing,” particularly in arguing for research in
alternative forms of energy.
I thus dedicate this paper to the late Dr. Eugene
Mallove—champion of progress in science and humanity.
This historical, personal perspective on the field of
high-temperature superconductivity is also accompanied by the author's
experimental paper, "The Role of Mercury in High-Tc Oxide Superconductor
as Related to Excitonic Mechanism for High-Tc".
Read both articles by
purchasing Issue 78.