posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 01:20 PM
AT THE MARCH MEETING of the American Physical Society there will be 14 papers delivered in a session on cold fusion. This isn't the first time there
has been such a session, and cold fusion has also been considered a respectable subject at the American Chemical Society. Reports cold fusion advocate
Ed Wall, "They have been presenting at APS for a number of years, as well as the American Chemical Society. They generally do not generate much of a
turnout, but because the scientists doing the CF research are in good standing in such organizations, and the methods employed are standard stuff and
quality of the work they do appears to be good, they were able to argue (Scott Chubb, most persuasively) that they should be allowed to present their
There is one place, however, where cold fusion is not permitted to be discussed or debated: the American press. Says Wall: "Once CF started getting
treated as a serious science, not just by a strong-willed minority of appropriately credentialed scientists, but by scientific and engineering
establishments around the world (Japan), it appeared as more than bizarre that it was still considered heresy in the US."
"In his talk [Dr. Brian Josephson] quoted Charles D. Beaudette as offering the following characteristics of scientific skeptics:
1. They do not express their criticisms in those venues where it will be subject to peer review.
2. They do not go into the laboratory and practise the experiment along with the practitioner. ...
6. Evidence is rejected outright if it does not answer every possible question at the outset.
The problem with the media is even greater since it goes to the established scientific profession rather than the ground-breakers for confirmation.
check out this site: world.std.com...
It appears a lot of info on cold fusion is kept from the media for obvious reasons.
[edit on 9-2-2005 by Zabilgy]