The question of whether or not laser power explains his apparent XP is a distinct one, not asked by me. What if it doesn't? Really, Kirk, I'm surprised and I mean that.
If it does he may have shot down my theory. Kind of telling that no one in the field wants to look into that, isn't it?
To repeat the question, how could LENR explain the resistance drop?
The same way my non-LENR response does. R drops due to cooling is what I said. Cooling occurs because of endothermicity for example. Suppose an endothermic LENR. It causes cooling, R drops. Heat then subsequently appears because LENR rx 2 kicks in...now, what are the LENRs? You have to use analytical chemistry to collect the measures of reaction products, and from that back-postulate the reactants. (But you'd better do your analytical chemistry right...) Then you revamp your experiment to demonstrate that that is true (by showing control over the extent of reaction). Once you've successfully done that, you're 'done', you have developed a reproducible method that those skilled in the art can follow. Patent or publish as you desire.