Critics of HHO quote the laws of thermodynamics as if they were Moses coming down from the mountain with a freshly cut tablet. The un-erring word of the universal power is upon that tablet and cannot be changed, bent or negotiated.
Critics of HHO will quote the first law of thermodynamics ad nauseam. Quote the second law of thermodynamics with a little less nauseam. Quote the laws of conservation of energy ad finitum. It is almost a religious experience for them.
Also the critics of HHO usually fall into one of the top categories of delayers and deniers:
Sir Arthur Clarke's Sequence of Events in Mainstream Science
- It's crazy!
- It may be possible, but so what?
- I said it was a good idea all along.
- I thought of it first.
Most HHO critics fall into one of the first two categories. When clinging to their guns and religions they are firmly embedded in step one along with creationists, moon walk conspiracy theorists, global warming deniers and people who say the War in Iraq is not about the oil.
Critics of HHO don't want to be confronted with companies like Square 1 Energy Inc. of Nicholasville KY, Innovative Hydrogen Soutions Inc. of Aurora Ontario Canada, Central Valley HHO Inc. of Morrow Bay CA, FuelSaver-MPG Inc. of Seaside OR, Hydro Tuning LLC of Las Vegas NV, Fuel Cell LLC of Seattle WA, Hydrotechnix Ltd. of Reading UK - all companies selling HHO technology to the trucking industry with over 50 million road miles to prove the technology works.
The critics are happy to point out in theory HHO technology shouldn't work and they can come up with all sorts of mathematical equations to prove their cases while drivers using this technology whiz by, saving gas and wave at the naysayers and critics who are left in the dust.
A few years ago there was a famous study conducted where a room full of scientists proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that a major league baseball thrown at 95 mph from a standard mound by a MLB pitcher was unhittable. Baseball has decided to move on and leave this study in the dust as well.
More on Clarke
Main article: Geostationary orbit
Clarke has contributed to the popularity of the idea that geostationary satellites would be ideal telecommunications relays. He described this concept in a paper titled Extra-Terrestrial Relays – Can Rocket Stations Give Worldwide Radio Coverage?, published in Wireless World in October 1945. The geostationary orbit is now sometimes known as the Clarke Orbit or the Clarke Belt in his honor.
It is not clear that this article was actually the inspiration for the modern telecommunications satellite. According to John R. Pierce, of Bell Labs, who was involved in the Echo satellite and Telstar projects, he gave a talk upon the subject in 1954 (published in 1955), using ideas that were "in the air", but was not aware of Clarke's article at the time. In an interview given shortly before his death, Clarke was asked whether he'd ever suspected that one day communications satellites would become so important; he replied
I'm often asked why I didn't try to patent the idea of communications satellites. My answer is always, "A patent is really a license to be sued."