Another day, another investment scam promoted by clueless TV journalists. Science is fun! In this case, Sky News Australia fluffs a perpetual motion machine, which purports to generate more energy than it uses.
“We don’t need to prove the claims,” says one of the pushers. “… no physicist or engineer has looked at our motor or our figures and says it doesn’t work.”
Would it be too geeky to play spot the logical fallacy? Home of the magical fuel-additive pill company that hoodwinked sports stars and politicians alike, Australia seems particularly vulnerable to this sort of escapade.
Australian Perpetual Motion Machine Runs on Snake Oil [Wired:Gadget Lab]