"It is a simple chemical reaction that has nothing to do with fusion."
Dr. Nathan Lewis, leader of the California Institute of Technology cold fusion investigation team, May 3, 1989
sort of dwindling band of true believers each year gets
together and talks about the wonderful progress that's
been made. None of the rest of us can ever see that."
Dr. Robert L. Park, director of public information for the American
Physical Society, private interview, Nov. 12, 2003
people see only what they want to see. At some point in
the history of any new idea, the problem no longer
involves logic but is psychological."
Edmund Storms, radiochemist formerly with the Los Alamos
National Laboratory, Nov. 11, 2003
a greater fondness for their own opinions than for
truth, they sought to deny and disprove the new things
which, if they had cared to look for themselves, their
own senses would have demonstrated to them."
Galileo Galilei, 1615
all very well to theorize how fusion might take place in a
palladium cathode . One could also theorize about how
pigs could fly if they had wings, but pigs don't have
Professor Steven E. Koonin, provost, professor of theoretical physics,
California Institute of Technology, (American Physical
Society Annual meeting), Baltimore, MD, May 2, 1989
is one point on which all true believers in cold fusion
agree. Their results are not reproducible. To most
scientists, this implies that cold fusion results are not
believable, but true believers suggest that this
unpredictability makes them more interesting!"
Douglas R.O. Morrison, physicist from CERN, "Ask the Experts,"
(Scientific American) Oct. 21, 1999
demonstrate nuclear emissions with reproducibility close
to 100 percent."
Dr. Andrei Lipson, Condensed Matter
Physicist, Russian Academy of Sciences, November 10,
replicated the Mitsubishi experiment three times, and each
time transmuted praseodymium from cesium. So our
reproducibility on this experiment is 100 percent so
Dr. Akito Takahashi, Professor, Chair of
Nuclear Instrumentation, Department of Nuclear
Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka
University, Japan, September 18, 2003
perception of the cold fusion crowd is that they are
elderly people who at least know something of physics and
instrumentation .... if this stuff could be real, wouldn't
it be an incredible boon to the world?"
Krieg, skeptic and founder, Philadelphia Association of
Critical Thinkers, Oct. 9, 2003
a distinguished but elderly scientist states that
something is possible, (s)he is almost certainly right. When
(s)he states that something is impossible, (s)he is probably
Sir Arthur. C. Clarke, noted author, past
chairman of the British Interplanetary Society, member
of the International Academy of Astronautics, the Royal
Astronomical Society and many other scientific
cover-up like this has happened before. It is a profound
scandal in American science."
Charles Beaudette, author, Excess Heat
& Why Cold Fusion Research Prevailed, 2002
it will be recorded that Beaudette wrote the truth at a
time when science was a bit confused and not quite willing
to accept it right away."
Dr. Michael R. Staker, materials scientist
and research engineer, with a major U.S.
government research laboratory, April 2, 2003
"I am totally convinced that there is more than
enough evidence for nuclear reactions to be occurring in
these experiments. "
Dr. M. Srinivasan, associate director physics
group (retired), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India,
Sep. 22, 2003
"If Professor X.Z. Li [of Tsinghua University,
China] is correct, then I'll have to throw away about 14
of the 16 chapters in my book Introduction to Fusion
Energy, because it will no longer be relevant to the
kinds of fusion that could result from this 'cold fusion'
Dr. J. Reece Roth, head of the industrial
plasma engineering group, University of Tennessee, Nov. 8,
"Experimental evidence has now verified that nuclear
reactions can be caused to occur in heavily loaded solids [i.e.,
It is premature to predict where this is headed from an
applications point of view, but the basic science is
Dr. George H. Miley, director of the Fusion
Studies Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Nov.
appears that the people who would benefit most by this
work being discredited have taken the initiative to cause
us great difficulty ... They might cause us difficulty,
but they will not stop the science.''
Dr. Stanley Pons, co-discoverer of cold
fusion, former chairman of the department of chemistry,
University of Utah, quoted by JoAnn Jacobsen-Wells,
"U.S. Fusion Panel Cancels Plans to View University
Research" (Deseret News), May 28, 1989
"If it had been anything else, we would have said,
'People don't want us to do it. Forget it. Let's just
leave it alone.' But this is not in that category. This is
interesting science. New science. With a hint of a
possibility of a very useful technology. Therefore, if
you've got any integrity, you don't give up. You only give
up if you find you are wrong. But as long as you believe
that you are right, you have to continue. And you have to
take the consequences."
Dr. Martin Fleischmann, co-discoverer of cold
fusion, formerly the president of the International
Society of Electrochemists, a Fellow of the British Royal
Society, and recipient of the BRS Medal for
Electrochemistry and Thermodynamics, "Too Close to
the Sun" (BBC Horizon/CBC) March 21, 1994