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    I can only hope that sorting people into "Team Rossi" and "Team IH" is strictly for the purpose of one's view of the outcome of the lawsuit.

    Like Roseland, I too have been watching this circus for 6 years and find it blatantly obvious that "Rossi is a…
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    With 1200 posts supporting Rossi at every turn, there is no doubt that IH Fanboy is neutral. More alternative facts to chew on.
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    I keep reading about IH's facilities, their researchers, their employees, and so on. Five years into their existence, their address is still the offices of the Cherokee Investment Partners and their only listed personnel are Darden and Vaughn, both…
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    Daddy Jed,

    I have read McKubre's paper. So there has been no progress in the field since 2009? We have no better idea what is going on? Clearly I can't expect you to spoon-feed me things (i.e. give a simple answer to a simple question) because that…
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    Quizzical:

    Well, if LENR is the observation and/or production of nuclear reactions from low-energy inputs, then the evidence must indicate the presence of nuclear reactions. This usually entails characteristic radiation as well as transmutation or…
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    THH:

    It is difficult not to be hostile when my questions are answered with speculation that I am a troll and an ignoramus. As you pointed out, skepticism about LENR in general is met with complete dismissiveness here. Of course, skepticism about…
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    Jed, I gave you a one-sentence phenomenological definition of superconductivity. I asked for the equivalent for LENR and you told me to go read two books by Storms. Doesn't that strike you as peculiar?

    Is LENR like obscenity: you can't define it but…
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    Ok, so I have been instructed that LENR has been amply proven to be a valid physical phenomenon and that skepticism about it reflects some combination of ignorance, stupidity or a hidden agenda. I have also been instructed that it requires…
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    THH:

    You should listen to Jed. His judgement in these matters is impeccable. If anyone can evaluate LENR papers properly, he is the guy. Take for example his analysis of the seminal 2013 Levi paper on Rossi's hot cat:

    "Just read this paper for the…
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    IH Fanboy: "In the US, Japan and EU alone, there are over 90 known entities engaged. That aside, there is active engagement in the field of LENR discovery by Russia, China and India.”

    Shane: "the LENR field may no longer have the "excuse" they have…
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    Shane,

    My view is that if it works, then there can be no stopping it. If the phenomenon is real, then there is huge potential for it. Even if it turns out that for some reason it ultimately can't be scaled up or commercialized, that potential alone…
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    Well, you are sure upset with me for asking you what sort of instruments are used, or which institutions the scientists worked in, or wondering who the researchers were, what they did, or why it was difficult to replicate. The only problem is that I…
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    JedRothwell
    Thanks for the bunch of ad hominem comments. After all, I don't see things the way you do, so I must either be an idiot or evil. I've been reading and learning for many years, Jed, and I'm in a perfectly good position to judge this…
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    Eric , ad hom is the go-to tool on the internet. I don't see the remaining Rossi supporters here actually offering arguments against the criticisms made against Rossi. All I see are attacks on people like Jed and Dewey and major animosity toward…
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    Eric Walker ,

    It isn't necessary to conclude anything from the lack of such an experiment. My only contention is the the claim that LENR been proven and replicated and so forth is not backed up by the facts. If it was true, funding and widespread…
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    Bob : of course I did not literally mean to stick the reactor in a box and Fedex it to a lab. It would take some back-and-forth communications to arrange a test. My point is that if a researcher had an LENR reactor that he/she was confident…
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    Well, lots of answers with the party line of the LENR community. LENR has already been proven and replicated and it is just the entrenched and biased mainstream science community that has rejected the overwhelming evidence. Do you seriously believe…
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    All the talk about how to get and what to do with millions of dollars of research money for LENR puzzles me. The discussions of commercialization paths and scaling up power seem completely beside the point. This is table-top science, not…
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    In keeping with pretty much all debates related to Rossi, the fact that there is no such thing as a NATO colonel does not prevent Rossi supporters from believing one of them accepted the blue box of old for "the military".
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    It is utterly astonishing to watch people argue for months over the question of whether a piece of apparatus produced a megawatt of power for an entire year and think the answer depends on arcane quibbles about pipe diameters and tiny temperature…