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  1. #1 who moderates physics 
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    Hey.

    How's it all goinnnnnnnn.

    I was just won-won-wonderin?????

    Who moderates world-science?

    I mean, if a theory arrives that is better than contemporary theories, one that can potentially "shock" a world into sub-sub-mission.......who has the final say on that////////whatttttt agency?

    Do any of you dudes and dudettes consider yourselves powerful enough to make an immmmmmpact?

    I've been watching debates rage in this forum about new theories: who eventually decides.............can we show these guys the door or what!!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by maxHeadroom
    Hey.

    How's it all goinnnnnnnn.

    I was just won-won-wonderin?????

    Who moderates world-science?

    I mean, if a theory arrives that is better than contemporary theories, one that can potentially "shock" a world into sub-sub-mission.......who has the final say on that////////whatttttt agency?

    Do any of you dudes and dudettes consider yourselves powerful enough to make an immmmmmpact?

    I've been watching debates rage in this forum about new theories: who eventually decides.............can we show these guys the door or what!!!!!!!
    The neat thing about theories is that no one person decides anything. The idea is that everyone else need attempt to "falsify" the presented theory. And if the theory works, consistently, then it can be useful to those who wish to use it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by (Q)
    The neat thing about theories is that no one person decides anything. The idea is that everyone else need attempt to "falsify" the presented theory. And if the theory works, consistently, then it can be useful to those who wish to use it.
    Well, well, I could not agree less! As I see it, the onus is on the originator of a new "theory", not on others; specifically to demonstrate the following:

    they have a thorough understanding of the subject of their theory;

    can point out serious flaws in existing theory;

    establish a logically consistent alternative theory that eliminates these flaws;

    propose experiments that might falsify their theory.

    Nothing less will suffice for a theory to be taken seriously. Not many "theories" on this forum satisfy these criteria, I think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarist
    Well, well, I could not agree less! As I see it, the onus is on the originator of a new "theory", not on others; specifically to demonstrate the following:

    they have a thorough understanding of the subject of their theory;

    can point out serious flaws in existing theory;

    establish a logically consistent alternative theory that eliminates these flaws;

    propose experiments that might falsify their theory.

    Nothing less will suffice for a theory to be taken seriously. Not many "theories" on this forum satisfy these criteria, I think?
    I was referring to the theory itself, while you are defining the theorist.

    I'm not disagreeing with you, of course, but merely pointing out we're talking about two different things.
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    Fair enough, we agree, I went off on a hobby-horse, as I was thinking today about making a thread somewhere here about the scientific method, so that the "theorists" here might think twice before posting.

    My conclusion? Fat chance, why bother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarist
    Fair enough, we agree, I went off on a hobby-horse, as I was thinking today about making a thread somewhere here about the scientific method, so that the "theorists" here might think twice before posting.

    My conclusion? Fat chance, why bother!
    I would suspect though, that your efforts would not be wasted, as that is a very good idea. In fact, it should be a stickie thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarist
    Fair enough, we agree, I went off on a hobby-horse, as I was thinking today about making a thread somewhere here about the scientific method, so that the "theorists" here might think twice before posting.

    My conclusion? Fat chance, why bother!


    It must be done, just to give all the "Whooooooa's" a few road rules.......like they could be at the wroooong party here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxHeadroom
    Who moderates world-science?
    LOL. A bunch of postgrads at Cornell. Check out arXiv.
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