I have no doubt in my mind that you Stephan Pomp are a competent and respected professional at Uppsala University. You're a professor and active in the field of applied nuclear physics. I am sure everything you've ever published is flawless in the "scientific method" perspective and everything you've ever done in your life is repeatable.
The scientific method is the preferred method among scholars and has been for over 400 years. It's a great thing if you seek confirmation of hypotheses and transform these hypotheses into facts and thereby form an empirical based reality. You can bind independently derived hypotheses together into a supportive structure, coherent and error free.
I have no problem with the scientific method. It has through the years given us amazing things that is helpful in a wide variety of fields.
However, it becomes a problem when you can't accept anything that slides ever so slightly away from the "right" path. Yes, it becomes a religion. Everything that's real fits within the scientific method, who's supported by specific methods and models. It becomes reality, the only accepted reality and anything that doesn't fit in is Pseudo.
You, mr Pomp, becomes a defender of the paradigm, the current scientific paradigm. It is a holy war against those who threaten your reality.
By now mr Pomp, if you're reading this, you might be chuckling. You know that chuckle you do when you're reading bullshit. Because all I have written so far is bullshit, and I won't stop. Right?
Well, if all things in this reality, in this paradigm was fine, then there would be no problem. You would do your chuckle and it would be righteous. You published your blogpost "The cat is dead" on the same day the report was available. I bet you couldn't wait... You have been sitting on nails waiting for the opportunity to throw yourself over just another "third party" report about something that clearly is Pseudo-science. At least according to the current scientific paradigm.
I not stating that the e-cat is working. And I'm not even close to recognize Rossi as a successful anything. But I am curious. And I find it hard to believe that there's foul play in everything regarding cold fusion/LENR. I have seen to many statements and reports that clearly shows there might be something out of the ordinary going on. There are too many players already in this new field of science as I choose to call it. Because even if Rossi is the charlatan you firmly think he is, there are others who has shown very interesting results.
And if you stop for a while and ponder... You will surely see that this paradigm isn't perfect. And I mean the broader perspective where humanity shows signs of not doing so well. Nope, I'm not blaming science nor the scientific method, I just saying that there's room for improvement. Others might even say that we're running this planet into the ground.
And since you, on your Twitter account, declares yourself an environmentalist, you should ponder even harder...
You might, after pondering for a while, realize we need to do something about the current situation. You might even have to challenge your ever so firm belief. Your religion. I know you know there are gaps in current physics models. There are things we cannot explain. And there are certainly more stuff to discover, even if Lord Kelvin didn't think so when he in 1895 was chuckling about the silly stuff regarding "heavier than air flying".
We can't afford to close doors. Instead of so blatantly dismissing the report and thereby accusing your colleagues and others of being duped, why don't you just state "Hey... that is way off the chart for me. Based on the knowledge I have, and the platform I'm standing on, I have to say that isn't probable. But go for it guys, if you think there's something there".
Why is it necessary to dismiss and disregard? Why not instead turn every stone available in search of new ways to produce energy. You know as well as I, we need it and I have chosen not do dismiss anything. There are enough people in the dismissing business already.
The thing is mr Pomp, you are an authority. Mainstream media won't dare to touch something this controversial, especially when you, as an authority, chose to accuse the whole team including Rossi as a fraud. Because that's what you're doing with your "The cat is Dead" with your wink at Schrodinger. Because of this, people in general doesn't get the full story. And as you know every story has two sides...
Hope the chuckle was good!
With all this said, how about a beer mr Pomp? In a rock bar with loud heavy music and surrounding people who are rocked?