Water-Powered Engine

* In 1979 a New Zealand inventor by the name of Archie Blue astounded the world, or at least that part of the world that was paying attention, with an invention that would allow any car with a gasoline engine to be fueled solely by water. He was awarded a patent for his work, and although he kept certain vital secrets out of his patent diagrams, he did demonstrate his device on numerous public and private occasions. Witnesses from England’s Royal Automobile Club announced that the car did indeed run on water, and was in fact getting one hundred miles per gallon.

* A group of English investors in the Channel Islands supported Blue. They brought him to the United Kingdom and tested the devise, but then, mysteriously, progress was halted. Blue returned to New Zealand and stopped publicizing his invention. Immediately upon his death in 1991, his daughter and son-in-law cleaned out his laboratotry, and brought what they described as “junk” to the garbage dump. Thus, Archie Blue’s secrets died with him.



* Which supports and barriers were in play?

* What were the dynamics?

* Who, or what, won the Tug-of-War?

* Discuss the outcome with your friends and family.

* Use Post #4 as a reference for the dynamics, and the relationships, between the supports and barriers.