Mike: Have you reading comprehension difficulties?It's like watching two retards argue with each other. Out of all you JRS haters, none can enunciate your argument in a way that JRS cannot refute. You are all as stupid as he is in my eyes.
1. Water is composed of Hydrogen and Oxygen. We can see this by applying energy in the form of electrolysis to water and we produce Hydrogen and Oxygen gasses. I won't get too technical on you as you obviously have not done any chemistry classes. The basic equation is then this:
Water + Energy -> Hydrogen + Oxygen.
This cannot be refuted. People do it all the time. You can do it yourself at home by putting a 9v battery in a glass of water and watching the bubbles. On the positive terminal you will have Hydrogen. On the negative terminal, you will have Oxygen.
The reverse is simple too. If you are given Hydrogen and Oxygen, you can combine them to form water. Because energy was required to split water into Hydrogen and Oxygen, when you recombine them, the energy that was 'stored' in those individual molecules is released. This forms what you understand as combustion. The act of combining Oxygen (any oxidizer actually) with a reductant (in this case Hydrogen) is what you know as burning/combustion.
The big flame you see out the bottom of the space shuttle? That's the energy part of the H + O -> Water + Energy
The steam? That's the water part.
Your assertion that we would be able to solve global water shortages by combining Hydrogen and Oxygen is a noble quest, however it is doomed for failure. The Oxygen is not a problem, there's plenty of it in the atmosphere. Where do we get the Hydrogen from though? Almost all of it has already reacted with Oxygen to produce the oceans long before humans ever set foot on the earth (somewhere between the first and 5th day for you).
If you gave me a canister big enough, I could fill any lake you want. I would of course have to figure out some way of removing the energy that is released though, or the water would be in vapor form and not able to fill the lake. I could do this with a giant heat sink and some kind of reaction vessel (which you will also be required to supply)
Just forward me my plane ticket once you've acquired these things: Hydrogen (don't worry about the Oxygen, there's plenty of it in the air), Heat sink (to absorb the excess energy the reaction produces) and reaction vessel to do the 'mixing' in.
I await with almost religious fervour your response.
It is JRS/Flubber who maintains that "...only God can make water".
The rest of us are responding correctly that we make/seperate water all the time.