Actually, both of you are embracing obscurity over clarity.
Pons and Fleischmann were rejected by the scientific community -- would you compare them to Copernicus and Galileo as well? Every fraud and huckster will love this comparison.
You may be one of those freaks that wish to believe that, but the evidence doesn't support that conclusion. They were, of course ridiculed by pundits in the MSM, and the political power base has succeded in pushing funding underground, but I know several nuclear engineers that are drawing salaries over $300,000 / year in research in that very field.