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