The method of hypothesizing, proving, disproving and rethinking is why science moves in fits and starts, going forward and backward and forward again while the alternatives promise assurance. A team announced they discovered cold fusion. It was greatly propagated by mainstream media, all our energy problems were solved. A month latter no other team could successfully duplicate the experiment and the hypothesis was disproven. The general public was left feeling science pulled a fast one but in fact it was just mislead by the media eager for a breaking story. Science did what science does, weeded out the falsehood and carried on. No amount of believing or calling it alternative science could make cold fusion work because in fact it didn’t. The same way, no amount of conspiracy theory can make the multiple free energy and perpetual motion machines work. They don’t, not because conventional science doesn’t understand them but because their inventors are avoiding the scientific method to falsify their results.
(c) Carlos Morgado 2019