Tech: Wired article about cold fusion

Eugene Leitl (
Sun, 5 Dec 1999 23:49:58 -0800 (PST)

Extraordinary claims requires extraordinary evidence. So far this only looks like sloppy science at best, conspiracy theory at worst. I will not waste my time by looking into this, unless the adherents can produce dramatic evidence (where are all these working setups?). writes:
> Among Gina's most recent offerings was this link to a Wired article about the
> current state of cold fusion research:
> I recommend it. It's a very well written piece of "science anthropological
> journalism" about the history and current state of the cold fusion research
> community. I'm not competent to judge the technical merits of anything
> that's described in the article, but WOULD be curious to see the reactions of
> folks better able to assess the current state of the art described there.
> One thing that was a little disturbing about the article was the account of
> how the scientific and R&D community seems set against even a moderately
> funded investigation of what is an undeniably interesting and mysterious
> physical phenomenon. What's described in the Wired article seems well worth
> looking into.