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 Do you believe the scientific method established by academic research is an idiom or an axiom or both?
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I think at least a few in here resent being pigeonholed over scientific idioms as opposed to scientific axioms. It seems that in so many cases a person from within an academically driven food chain is obsessively critical over free thinkers. If one accomplished academic creates dissent against self-learners or semi-academics, the food chain rallies around them. Their methods are really very good, but there are more than one method that works equally well and the academics wouldn't even be here were it not for those who break rules of physics and have the courage to see their abstractions as the basic flow of knowledge's airfoil, yet controlled better if we warp the wings. There is no true so-called scientific method; there are only successes and failures. We learn to succeed through both.
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Double that in spades. I go for the scientific result: just get to the truth or get closer to it!
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Got rid of a couple spammers. Should we call that the result of.... God I don't know what to call it ... 
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Should I feel accomplished? I crashed and burned at "The Science Forum."
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If one accomplished academic creates dissent against self-learners or semi-academics, the food chain rallies around them.


Profoundly the truth of the matter. An actual practicing PhD identifying with some fowl: a goose on caffeine or something, who explained that when you heat plasma it gets colder, attained unanimous applause from all of his toadies for that preposterous conclusion.  The goose guy wasted an extensive share of my remaining time due to admitted resentment of a facetious challenge I had thrown out to him. (I was bad.) He moved my work to the pseudoscience department  because he could not understand electricity.

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I've learned to appreciate the presence of idiots. They're great for target practice.
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I think I'm going to start stocking my fridge with plenty of V8 Juice. When I encounter absurd narcissism from the so-called "peer review process" I can always have one of those instead.

One of those peer review, destructive criticism processes recently reminded me how the Nixon years undid so much funding of free thinking. As a Vietnam Era vet I looked forward to returning with the promise of VA grants to start a business. It turned out Nixon's watch had morphed those into VA business LOANS, that a young fellow of 21 simply couldn't get because his credit was not established. The public small business grants, that Johnson and Kennedy had created, disappeared. They became SBIR grants and, for an individual, a waste of time to even try.

Recently, because I am not an "organization" I was turned down by the National MS Society Fast Track grants program. Fine. I continue at a snail's pace, but my other half's neurologists and GP have agreed that once I have the preliminary prototypes tested a bit, they'll help me get the lab animals with Experimaental Animal Encephalitis to use in what just might point us in the direction of a cure. It's a shame, though, that these peer review processes do so much more damage and retard progress.

 Are we supposed to look up and say "Father forgive them for they know not what they do?" What if there's no great big guy up there to forgive them? Most of those peer reviewers hold to the belief of not believing, so let them be right? Let them win? That sounds a lot like a lose-lose situation.

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Think of this:

Leonardo DaVinci went to a peer reviewer to seek funding for the Mona Lisa.
The peer reviewer thought it was his wife's likeness, so jealous, and broke DaVinci's nose.
Leonardo took his sketch back home knowing all too well it was composed from his own likeness in a mirror.
The reviewer must have REALLY had an ugly wife!

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