(B) those who think that this affair is a big scam conceived and carried out mainly by Rossi. I personally cannot believe neither of these two options.
I think quite a few people feel like this. I don't share that - at all - but the arguments for this disbelief always interest me. I think it is partly that we are unwilling to think that so many people - and credentialled academics - could be so seriously wrong without a lot of help. That is the genius of Rossi, and it is shared by con-men throughout history. That does not incidentally prove Rossi a con-man: though a good case could be made that he is on other evidence now public.