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1 hour ago, Yeah but said:

This comment reeks of snobbery and elitism, as if only the elite in the great institutions are the ones that progress human learning, only their theories are valid, only their analysis counts. 

 

Throughout history it has often been the outsiders, the mavericks that have moved human understanding forward.

That might be true. But they have always been able to do so by explaining what they observed, how it was discovered, how the experiement can be repeated etc...

 

In short, they followed the scientific method. Crothers isn't doing that at all.

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15 hours ago, Yeah but said:

This comment reeks of snobbery and elitism, as if only the elite in the great institutions are the ones that progress human learning, only their theories are valid, only their analysis counts. 

 

Throughout history it has often been the outsiders, the mavericks that have moved human understanding forward.

Mavericks, outsiders, independents and serendipity all move science forward and it would be a very dark day for understanding if this changed. Wallace and Darwin developed their theories of evolution independent of each other, independent of any institution, in isolation thousands of miles apart in the remotest parts of the world.

They submitted their work to public scrutiny and without publicity. They did not mock or rubbish previous work or the opinions of their peers. Over the decades they accepted change to their theories from new evidence. Neither became 'institutionalized' and rejected most of the gongs and honours offered.  That's being an outsider. That's getting it right.

 

This lot love institutions, conferences, publishing  papers and award ceremonies so much they create their own.

They are desperate to belong  to the mainstream but have been rejected. 

 

They have been rejected because science relies on  the rigorous testing.  So far their peers from around the  world  have shown that they have failed to meet these standards.

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