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Cold Fusion: From Reasons to Doubt to Reasons to Believe

Edmund Storms
Year: 1995
Keywords: Cold Fusion

Six years have passed since the modern era of cold fusion was started by Professors Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann, both then at the University of Utah. During this time, criticisms made by skeptics have been taken seriously, errors have been reduced or eliminated, and a wide variety of studies have been done using very modern equipment in many countries. The early problem of reproducing the effect has been largely eliminated, the nuclear ash has been found, and theoretical explanations abound. The problem now is more psychological than scientific. In spite of all this new and improved information, general skepticism about the effect continues within the scientific community, and general rejection by the U.S. and many other governments remains unchanged.

I will not try to change this skepticism. To do so would take too much time and give many readers a bad case of boredom. Instead I will show those of you who have an active curiosity where the field now stands. If I succeed in arousing your interest, many sources of good information are now available to deepen your knowledge.