OMG, as soon as I finished watching the last video on “The Genius” of Fibonacci Turbines, this one, by the same guy, reminiscent of the “Biomimicry!” nonsense promoted by the guys running the last AWE forum, came up.

The Unexpected Genius of Bionic Propellers - YouTube

As in the previous video, the emphasis is on mostly irrelevant factors, and of course, “3-D printing” - any excuse to muddy the waters with irrelevance helps to move the false narrative forward.

In the last video, in order to “prove” how “great” the Fibonacci turbine was, the dude “3-D printed” a very small example, and showed that, completely unloaded by a generator, it could be made to spin in front of a fan. But to “prove beyond any doubt” the superiority of the Fibonacci turbine, he said using a hair dryer REALLY made the Fibonacci turbine spin FAST! For the average viewer, this was probably “enough” “proof” to satisfy them, even without any comparison to how fast a similarly unloaded regular propeller would spin in the same hairdryer wind flow.

In this video, the “answer” to “prove” the “genius” of “bionic” propellers was, or course, to “3-D print” one. And show it on camera! Wow, that “proves” how great it is - he has a 3-D printer and made a tiny plastic nonfunctioning model! And the video goes on to “explain” how great the design “will work” (in the future, of course) due to… drumroll please… “3-D printing”!!! (on an industrial scale, of course)… Well, at least he sort of admits that the idea is pretty much going nowhere, in the real world, but…

The problem with the “Genius” of the “bionic” (really “biomimetic”) propellers is, he never showed any advantage, but simply gave a few details of “Frank Fish”, “famous” for figuring out “Whalebumps”.

and citing the failed company “Whalepower” whose “thrust” to add tubercules to wind turbine blades fell on deaf ears, went nowhere (as predicted by me the whole time, by the way) - once again, “real wind people” who actually know what the heck they are talking about, tend to have the ability to debunk nonsense that “sounds great” to the uninitiated…

Another missing aspect of “Whale bumps” is, if they are “the answer to everything”, why don’t ALL fish fins have “whale bumps”? I mean, if they work so well, wouldn’t all fish have evolved to have similar fins, after a few hundred million years? Hmmm…

So, given that, OK now, let’s just stop for a moment, and take a deeeeep breath. If the FINS of MOST FISH, and even MOST WHALES, do NOT have “whale bumps” then the MOST biomimetic (or what he calls “bionic”) blades would NOT have whale bumps, under the rationale that 99% of actual fins do NOT feature bumps on the leading edges, right? So with just a moment’s clear thinking, the entire “story” starts falling flat on its face, right? OK, just checking to see if you are still awake.

When it comes to wind energy, wind is invisible, so people can imagine it doing whatever they want!