Earlier this month I wrote a story on an Ottawa-area inventor named Thane Heins who has developed a way to make electric induction motors more efficient, and possibly more — much more. The article used the words “perpetual motion” to hint at what Heins’ believes that “much more” might be. This, not surprisingly, unleashed a firestorm of criticism. But the critics weren’t the only ones to respond. In fact, a majority of those I heard from praised Heins for his efforts and encouraged him to go on.
I wrote a followup to this story in today’s Toronto Star, which you can find here and here. Click on both links. The second link gives examples of some of the e-mails I received. Some are quite… well, you be the judge.
NOTE: My apologies to the hundreds of people who e-mailed me. Unfortunately, I could not respond to most of you because of the volume.