Avoid new Piltdowns?
Listening to a BBC feature
on Piltdown Man and how he fooled the "scientists" for so long.
Obvious analogy: Piltdown Climate. The warming hoax, perpetrated
by Soviet agents in 1974, now infecting ALL the powers of the world. From 1990 to 2009, ALL governments and churches and schools and "scientists" and corporations firmly believed the hoax, and enthusiastically wasted trillions of dollars and killed thousands of people to advance the hoax. Since 2009 a few governments have slowed the waste and killing, but they still haven't squashed the hoax. All the other powers are still roaring ahead madly toward total genocide.
If anyone is left after the slaughter, how should we prevent this from happening in the future?
Obvious answer: Run all science like engineering. There are no hoaxes in engineering. Nobody ever spreads an intentionally wrong
theory about beam fracture or the compressional strength of brick.
How do we make that happen? Instead of the utterly corrupt Pal Review system, we must require every bit of paid
science to have concrete results. If your idea leads DIRECTLY to BUILDING OR IMPROVING** A PHYSICAL
SYSTEM, we'll think about supporting it. If you have nothing but numbers and COMPUTER MODELS, no pay. And I do mean PHYSICAL
, not VIRTUAL.
If your idea cannot be turned into a PHYSICAL
SYSTEM, or cannot 'cure' or 'repair' a PHYSICAL
SYSTEM, you're just writing a novel. You're not doing science. Novels are fine, but governments don't pay for novels, and decent governments don't kill people in the name of novels. (Unfortunately, indecent
governments have killed or ruined plenty in the name of 'Das Kapital' and 'Atlas Shrugged'.)
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**Footnote on IMPROVING: I'm making analogy with medicine for "sciences" that claim to work with humans, like psychiatry and economics. Nearly all of the theories and methods in social "sciences" are wacked-out crazy and ferociously murderously destructive. This doesn't happen
in real medical research. A drug or surgery that doesn't improve lives doesn't last long. We must use the same test on therapies, drugs, theories and systems in the social "sciences". Double-blind clinical trial first, then we think about paying for the work.
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