You might find the attached paper, just received from Ludwik Kowalsi of interest, especially since it has been rejected by SA!. Ludwik is one of the old guard, born 1931, formerly Professor of Physics at Montclair University. A link to his many publications is (also) below.
Ludwik said:- "The attached file contains my article, "Philosophical and Social Aspects of the Cold Fusion Controversy." It was not accepted by Scientific American. But its Polish translation will appear in the scientific monthly, Postepy Fizyki Jadrowej (Advances in Nuclear Physics) by the end of June 2017. Feel free to share the attached file with those who might be interested, or to use the content in any way you wish."