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Re: Journal Of Scientific Exploration

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:10:57 -0000
Archived: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 11:33:46 -0500
Subject: Re: Journal Of Scientific Exploration


>From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:41:21 -0500
>Subject: Re: Journal Of Scientific Exploration

<snip>

>Good ideas need positive and negative feedback to be developed
>further, and bad ideas need it so they can die a timely death.
>The rating system I proposed earlier would offer some feedback,
>and perhaps comments could also be allowed after each article
>similar to YouTube comments. These would need to be moderated,
>of course, to weed out the detritus.

Hi William,

All you've said is of course very desirable - yet the human
condition puts a block on it.

[Which was why I'd snipped those various provisos]

What you and many others want is a broadcast / publishing system
with enough formality - guaranteed responses by selected persons
- to assure you of a qualified audience.

But along comes the human condition - as expressed in the Bell
Curve maybe? I.e. probably many less than 1% of an audience will
have the background knowledge _and_ prepared mental state to
appreciate any breakthrough idea - in any discipline.

And that prepared and maybe genius-level person is probably the
least likely to belong to formal science `chat-groups', to want
to pass judgement on others' ideas, or even to read the proposed
breakthrough idea. [They're too busy or obsessed - being a
genius.]

The ones most likely to read (and disappove of) the idea are the
vast majority who can't understand it, or those few whose
(professional) prestige will be dented by someone else changing
the status quo.


Cheers

Ray D

BTW1 - a small experiment to affirm that `human condition':
Think of a simple and economical improvement to municipal or
national practise and suggest it, in writing, to the
authorities. If you get any reply it will almost certainly be a
list of reasons why "it can't / shouldn't be done".

BTW2 - a quibble - "bad ideas" don't always or even often die a
timely death. Just look at history and politics (and fashion).



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