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). Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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