It seems to me Jed is simply trying to establish rules of engagement, so you and he, or any believer/skep, can have a meaningful, disciplined debate. You misinterpret that as his bullying, and respond with these emotional outbursts. What he is doing makes perfect sense to me though.
We can either debate LENR via the science, or by opinion. Nothing wrong with either approach, but they do mot mix well. If debating the science, both sides need to have knowledge of, and understand the research. In other words...know what they are talking about, which you admittedly do not. If not debating the science, then the argument becomes opinion based, and that is where "appeal to authority" comes in.
You however, appear to be freely intermingling opinion with science, and vice versa.
Unfortunately, that is all it will be, a debate.
Jed and IO can sling @&$+^^ back and forth,
neither will move an inch, as they both believe what they choose to believe is true.
If/when LENR becomes a commercial reality proving Energy Out > Energy In, then we will know.
Like Climate Science, Politics, Religion, etc, we can all cherry pick whatever data we want that supports the conclusion we were told to draw by whoever we support.
The only way this “debate” comes to an end is when it is proven to exist by multiple trusted sources.
Hopefully in my lifetime, but I wouldn’t bet the beach house on it.