So I object to Jed's godlike assumptions that (a) he understands why other people believe things and (b) when a lot of competent people have looked at something, and they reach different views, that a small percentage who are strongly on one side of this thing are necessarily correct.
I never said anything remotely like that. You made that up. I never said the small percentage on one side are necessarily correct. In the case of cold fusion, the opposite is true. The vast majority of scientists think cold fusion is true, and they have good reasons.
Note that I mean the vast majority of scientists who know something about the research, and who have published papers. No competent scientists have looked at cold fusion, found a problem with the experiments, and published this problem. You claim there are such people, but you cannot point to any examples. You yourself do not know of any reason to doubt any major result.
There are, of course, papers pointing to theoretical reasons to doubt cold fusion. It is an experimental claim, so they don't count.
I do not mean the vast majority of scientists in the world. I have not taken a poll, so I do not know what most scientists think. Several hundred thousand visit LENR-CANR.org and I can tell they are generally supportive. The ones in the plasma fusion program despise cold fusion, but they have never given any technical reason. Others in the mass media say cold fusion is not real, but they know nothing about it. Everything they say about it is factually wrong, or nonsense. You should ignore anything they say. You, for example, are always wrong, for example when you say that recombination cannot be measured by measuring the water level. You have never stated a single reason to doubt any experiment, although you have tried mightily to do so. Since you have been trying for years without a hint of success, I think that proves you have no case.