Thanks to Causal Observer for pointing out a new video on the ‘Answers With Joe’ YouTube Channel, run by Joe Scott, which deals with cold fusion. Personally I had previously never hears of Joe Scott, or his channel, but he does have quite a lot of YouTube influence, with over 400,000 subscribers. The channel deals with finding answers to ‘the most perplexing question in the universe’ mainly in the fields of science and technology.
Scott begins by saying that skepticism can be its own dogma, and that if you don’t look outside the established parameters, science can’t move forward. But he also says he himself tends to side with the scientific consensus because he respects the fact that so many people have dedicated their whole working lives in science and he has no grounds to challenge these experienced experts.
Having said all that, however, he thinks it is worth looking at cold fusion because there is the slightest chance that it could prove to be real — he calls it a ‘double-moonshot’, similar to the EmDrive, in that it just might work.
The video is basically a retelling of the Pons and Fleischmann story, with no real comment on current developments.