A booming segment of the Perpetual Motion Machine industry is capitalizing on the hype over the "Hydrogen Economy" with claims to produce Hydrogen for impossibly low cost.


GMCC REMAT Part 1: The Law of Experiments

John Brignell has compiled a list of "laws" including Langmuir's Laws of bad science and Maier's Law, to which he adds insightful laws of his own, including this The Law of Experiments:

The law of experiments

The first trial always produces a result that is bizarre and points to a great scientific breakthrough.
First corollary
The effect never reappears in any subsequent trials.
Second corollary
In fields such as epidemiology and drug testing there is only one trial.

A classic example of the law and corollary 1 can be seen in Gene Augistin's study of the GMCC REMAT Fuelless Motor. In June 2005 professional engineer Gene Augustin tested the REMAT and the company issued a press release with the following summary of the test:
ORLANDO, Fla., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GMC Holding Corporation (OTC Pink Sheets: GMCC) (http.www.gmcholdings.com ) announced today results of internal testing and independent verification of its high-efficiency electromagnetic pulse motor-genarator. Mr. Eugene Augustin, PE, was asked to opine on the performance tests of GMC'S REMAT technology. Augustin indicated that the first test, measuring input/output power ratio, produced about 140%efficiency. In following tests, using a capacitor bank with a resistive load, the observed efficiency was 150%. According to Augustin, "These observations were demonstrating a 'greater than unity performance' device, which I thought that I would never see in my lifetime. In my 50 years of professional experience that includes patents on several inventions, teaching AC DC machinery, including electric motors and generators, numerous designs in the field of microwave radiation and propagation and professional consulting in these fields, I believed that 'greater than unity devices' were an impossibility. I am now convinced that REMAT devices need to be explored, researched and tested so that this unique technology can be utilized for all the world."

That sounds like a confident assessment by an experienced engineer announcing great scientific breakthrough. But was it based on a completed testing and double checked? Or was this a preliminary test with a bizarre result? The full version of Augustin's full REMAT report shows that it was a preliminary test, undertaken without a test plan, with very limited data collection, which were called short when the REMAT stopped working completely.

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As for corollary 1, that the bizarre result indicating a great breakthrough not hold up in subsequent testing, Gene Augustin has subsequently said:
Finally, the last three paragraphs of my report state that much more investigation is needed. There has been much investigation by GMC, but I have not observed a repetition of the phenomenon.

Unfortunately the failure to replicate the result is not always enough to convince an interested party than his great breakthrough isn't real. As Lee M Webb shows in his stockwatch article the failure to replicate the result has not led GMCC to conclude that it's great breakthrough isn't real. Though it's not clear what they now think their great breakthrough is.


Blogger john lichtenstein said...

GMCC had some video of the REMAT on-line in early 2005 at the jagonline.net site, which is now down. If anyone has this archived copy I would appreciate a copy.

February 18, 2006 3:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was one of those dupes who, after sitting on the sideline in disbelief, I have bought some GMCC stock after Mr. Augustin's statement was announced by GMC Holdings. Little did I know that Mr. Augustin's statement has been carefully edited by GMC's PR to leave out the parts which basically say the test was at best inconclusive and at worst the "engineer(s)" at GMC didn't know what they were doing. I have found Augustin's full report a few weeks after that PR statement was released.
Fortunately, I have managed to get out ahead thanks to the bogus news from GMC on Feb 8, 2006. Check out the news and unverified claims they come up with on GMC's site at www.gmcholdings.com.
Theirs is a very interesting story if you want to learn about one of the most absurd scams happening in real time, in my opinion.
People... be very, very, very careful with those pink sheet companies! ... unless you are in for the learning experience!

February 18, 2006 6:02 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got out too.Why should I use my money as a guinea pig in an experiment to test whether a pink sheet company is real or not? Only rich people who can afford to lose money should be in on this and they can do it for tax purposes.

February 19, 2006 4:57 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chipotle, Has been posting negative reports concerning GMC Holdings Corp for over three years. He is also posting under the name of john lichtenstein. His interest is in Hydrogen energy and he is going to bash anything else. I haven't seen anywhere that GMC Holdings has printed or posted anything concerning over-unity. Lichtenstein and his group of bashers are the ones posting false information.

February 20, 2006 7:40 PM

Blogger john lichtenstein said...

You missed all the press releases noted in the article above, including the engineer's report included as a graphic. And you certainly haven't read their webpage.

February 20, 2006 7:56 PM


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