It is important that those who have taken risks - intellectually, scientifically...with their lives be rewarded and recognized. I think having this forum is taking a risk. You have to be willing to look where very few are and be wrong and live with it. So I'm going to contribute a bit here...and your feedback may help me improve my thinking and turn this into a longer form real essay.
What is Science?
Many of your are scientists - who don't understand many things (no offense) about the history of science. You may not have ever even asked what science is... Science is if anything is a social pursuit - it is a culture, a group of people and what they think is important. The culture has a weak consensus about what are the questions of the day and what are the rightful next steps to take in inquiry. Scientists think highly about how what they do fits into their culture, their peers, how their inquiry will be evaluated by their peers. Every action is bound in a social context. Mills is out of the social context of academic science, and thus --- in a sense his world is isolated to the few tens of scientists (numbering on a ~100-200) with which he has close collaborations.
So imagine we have two worlds of science, since the two cultures don't interact much. BLP is nearing a commercial product (their challenge is engineering not "what is the energy and does it exist reproduceably"). Yet, the world is still NOT asking basic questions like what is an electron?
How can we live in a world like that? Well the answer I say is that we have different cultures. The problem isn't lab data, or reproducability, or any of that. That is a dullards way of making sense of the situation. We need to go big here, and re-ask the question what is science anyway?
In this paper Knoor-Cetina argues that science is a product, a constantly evolving product that is artificial - not some "pure" pursuit. It is like a craft, a sport, a business,a factory --- whatever you want, but it is not some "pure" philosophical pursuit in search of reality or the truth - even if it may at times correspond to reality or truth. NOBODY can argue with this paper, it is based on anthropological research - in actual labs, with actual scientists. You may NOT LIKE it, it may not correspond to the best spirit of what science could be. But we aren't interested in ideals. We are interested in the boots on the ground reality.
The Fabrication of Facts: Toward a Microsociology of Scientific Knowledge. Front Cover. Karin D. Knorr-Cetina.
Who Is Randell Mills
You will realize that you can't understand hydrinos or GUTP science and the current state of affairs, if you try to take out the person from the equation. Why? Because we just agreed that science is a cultural and social pursuit. Duh!
Therefore, it is important to introduce you to Randell Mills - at least from a slightly closer perspective (we aren't BLP, we have no operating connection). I think what you all of you need to know is more about the person.
Some of you will stomp your feet in the ground and proclaim that if you can't understand his work, that it must not be worth understanding (even most of the work is peer-reviewed, and evidence-based, not abstract math!). Some of you have preconceived or outright damaged perceptions of who the person is. Be realistic - that influences your mind - it hijacks your ability to make serious progress (if in fact you are trying to tackle GUTCP).
Once you understand more of who Mills is, then you will be able to better understand and with more energy take what he says seriously. There are neuroscientific reasons why "knowing Mills" is important for your brain. We actually use our emotional systems to form our core beliefs, not our logical systems, and when a subject is fear-inducing we revert to a lower form of thinking which looks more for social cues for trust and safety. With Mills, you have some older cranks quantum guys saying "I'm going to beat you on the head with a stick if you look at this guy." Not good for your brain!
If I made you feel a little uncomforable, then we've made progress...