Just because we observe gravity, but can not explain it, doesn't mean that people that observe gravity are trying to put on a hoax. FnP observed something. They were very highly regarded electrochemists trying to measure electrochemical values using very precise equipment. They observed something that didn't make any sense. Unfortunately, they jumped out of their socks and made a few claims they couldn't repeat because they DIDNT UNDERSTAND what was going on. Was this amazing science, no not really, should they have done more research and experiments before they announced results? Absolutely. Did they try to lie to the entire world for absolutely no reason? That makes no sense. Instead of investigating further, the mainstream community threw them under the bus and called them liars and cheats. Do you think that was fair?
Here we are 20 years later and the observations they made are proven to be real. If you refuse to believe this, use google scholar and look up the nearly 100 published experiments by countless international scientists on this field. Are they all liars and cheaters?
Do we still understand the mechanism? No, we don't, we need to research this field further and not call to carpet anyone trying to advance this field.
If these Germans are publicizing these results it means they can reproduce the experiment because they have a grasp on the mechanism at play.
Very few scientific breakthrough in mandkinds complicated history were first theorized, and then put into practice. Einstein is a great example of the contrary. Usually we experiment with things, observe results and then try to formulate and explanation of what is going on. Edison created the lightbulb through endless experimentation. Did he theorize about blackbody radiation and then instantly know Tungsten would radiate a bandwidth of light that we would want to use in truck headlights? No. We still don't understand precisely how blackbody radiation is even emitted. It doesn't fucking matter, your tungsten filament light will spot a deer while your tearing down the highway.
I have a very hard time drawing logical conclusions about the way both FnP were treated, and the complete alienation of the LENR phenomena in mainstream science. Please, explain it to me.