Oh, joy.

Perry E. Metzger (perry@piermont.com)
Sat, 26 Apr 1997 14:07:46 -0400 (EDT)

> From: CALYK@aol.com
> In a message dated 97-04-25 20:03:02 EDT, you write:
> << Remember, you need to make that hydrogen at power
> plants >>
> actually, the author states the electrolysis can be done in the car, and the
> reason it's not in use is because the federal government told him that it
> would ruin the economy. Also, the media wont air the info because of fear,
> which is also why i believe many people wont go for it, even though its
> possible (he gave instructions for it).

This is one of the most idiotic things I've heard of late.

We've got these little laws of physics called the Conservation of Mass
and Energy. Burn hydrogen and oxygen, get water plus energy. Add
energy to water correctly, get hydrogen and oxygen. The amount of
energy you get burning hydrogen and oxygen is exactly equal to the
amount you have to spend to make that much hydrogen and oxygen from

In other words, BULLSHIT. You *can't* make energy by electrolyzing
water and burning it, since you needed at least that much energy to do
the electrolysis. I don't care what you read on the net, or what
government conspiracies were invoked. It doesn't work.

Next you'll be telling us about how you were abducted by aliens, and
how if we only pray enough we can cure cancer.