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  1. #1 is science too political 
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    One of the greatest lessons I have learnt over the past few years is that the Governments are at the mercy of their voting people (usually not that bright). Any Government would request the author of a revolutionary theory that goes outside the tramlines of normal/accepted mathematical employment to gain public acceptance first (aka peer review: it has been a modern social phenomena alongside the democratic movement, a far cry from the more ideological inquisition a history longer ago than "modern" had given the then newest theories of space-time).

    Governments are not employed to be researchers of new theories of space-time; they are professionals of using what they know, not taking risks with what they don't.

    Methinks that if a new revolutionary theory of space-time were to surface in this world, one that actually had to use a new unheralded mathematical algorithm, so different that even "peer review" "professional-reviewists" would be lost for words, that a type of ideological summit would have to hold court that basically was given greater "authority" than a Government, this or that, (a government) that failed to take the opportunity of developing that new theory as a principal of their vigilance and wanton achievement ("failed" at that), understandably (failed) so though.

    I don't see basically that a theory that is able to explain space-time " not of classical tuition" would be a bad thing for the world. I think such a theory would allow the scientific institution to make itself "more powerful" and "more respected" than Governments.

    I think my point is that the scientific community should cheer up and not be so worried about "left field theories", because technically if Governments are NOT EVER going to champion that cause, obviously, the whole cake of power is left to the scientific-philosophical community: I believe someone with a new theory on something Governments are not willig to poke a stick at, out of fear, is a time of great opportunity for those wishing to enhance their profile in the scientific community as respected people......as visionaries, those who took a punt on something the Government wouldn't, out of principal, and WON.


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  3. #2 is science too political 
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    Yes it is. Just looking at the debate over climate change will tell you that.


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