Believe that (someone or something) will arrive soon.
Many of us have been waiting and believing and hoping that LENR would arrive soon.
Jed Rothwell for instance.
Many of us on LENR Forum and ECat World were initially made aware of "important developments" in the field by the Rossi/IH fiasco.
And after watching and waiting several years - so far nothing of substance. So we keep watching, but in the meantime we have the Rossi show to entertain us.
There presumably must be a type of cognitive bias whereby people want something, or want to believe something, despite the lack of evidence. And so they go looking and “find” the evidence. Especially if they go looking with likeminded people.
Take the whole Sasquatch thing. There have been a number of television series all based on looking for something that logic and lack of firm evidence dictates does not exist. No Sasquatch yet interviewed on television. Sometimes lack of evidence is itself evidence. And yet the believers find enough shadows, marks on the ground, sketchy eyewitness reports etc to convince themselves to keep going.
In LENR there is certainly the odd report of developments from GEC, IH, Brillouin etc, just enough to keep the followers interested, but so far no commercial LENR reactor.
Now, of course, Jed would say LENR has been replicated convincingly.
And on the other side of the coin it is also true that sometimes science can benefit from stubborn minded people who keep going when all others have given up the search.
So which side of the coin is LENR, science or fantasy? That's why we are here I guess.