Rossi Positive about Meeting on 'Theoretical Issues'

On the Journal of Nuclear Physics today Andrea Rossi commented in response to a question that a meeting he said would take place regarding theoretical issues ‘has been made’, and that he is still confident in his theory — but that ‘now it has to be passed through the process of validation and R&D that we have in course.’

I followed up with another question and Rossi responded:

Will the R&D you are currently carrying out confirm or disprove the validity of your theory?

Frank Acland:
As I said, any specific answer before the end of this validation and R&D period should be premature and vain. The meeting regarding theoretical issues has been positive, though. But I hope I will not pass through the experience of a guy that jumps from the 30th floor of a house hoping to fly, arrives at the height of the third floor and says:” so far, so good”.

Better wait for the conclusion of the validation process, then we will give all the necessary information, good or bad as it may be.
Warm Regards,

He’s certainly playing it safe, which I think is wise, but he does seem optimistic in this post.