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Brett,

The article had a lot of blue sky thinking--not actual studies. I just gave examples of paranormal topics supported by studies that I remembered--the ideas in the article you posted would be more likely to end up in a movie--or already have!!

Institutional science works in the world of empirically testable hypotheses, not untestable extrapolations. When I advise doctoral students about thesis topics, I make sure that they can deliver an empirical contribution to knowledge in a limited amount of time with available resources.

If it's not a professional career at stake, outside of the academic world, I'd support and even encourage a flashier topic or riskier design. When, and if those are carried out, they are most likely to end up in a place like paranormal.

I could give you examples.

Ray

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Life in the universe probably common 2289 Aine 20-Dec-17 13:29
Re: Life in the universe probably common 444 Susan Doris 20-Dec-17 15:14
Re: Life in the universe probably common 401 D-Archer 20-Dec-17 16:17
Re: Life in the universe probably common 429 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:08
Re: Life in the universe probably common 457 D-Archer 21-Dec-17 10:54
Re: Life in the universe probably common 369 Archaic 27-Dec-17 03:43
Re: Life in the universe probably common 344 Eddie Larry 27-Dec-17 22:05
Re: Life in the universe probably common 337 Archaic 29-Dec-17 23:39
Re: Life in the universe probably common 363 Eddie Larry 30-Dec-17 05:30
Re: Life in the universe probably common 256 gulsbo 27-May-18 14:36
Re: Life in the universe probably common 218 D-Archer 28-May-18 10:30
Re: Life in the universe probably common 235 gulsbo 29-May-18 16:37
Re: Life in the universe probably common 214 D-Archer 29-May-18 17:32
Re: Life in the universe probably common 218 gulsbo 29-May-18 20:01
Re: Life in the universe probably common 217 D-Archer 30-May-18 09:43
Re: Life in the universe probably common 223 gulsbo 30-May-18 16:03
Re: Life in the universe probably common 225 gulsbo 30-May-18 16:28
Re: Life in the universe probably common 211 D-Archer 31-May-18 09:32
Re: Life in the universe probably common 222 gulsbo 11-Jun-18 06:07
Re: Life in the universe probably common 342 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 00:34
but Feynman's opinion is suspect after all...no? 364 Racho 21-Dec-17 00:49
Re: but Feynman's opinion is suspect after all...no? 379 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:07
Re: Life in the universe probably common 334 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:06
Re: Life in the universe probably common 330 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 14:06
Re: Life in the universe probably common 356 Aine 21-Dec-17 15:50
Re: Life in the universe probably common 326 D-Archer 21-Dec-17 16:06
Re: Life in the universe probably common 349 Aine 21-Dec-17 16:27
Re: Life in the universe probably common 426 D-Archer 21-Dec-17 18:54
Re: Life in the universe probably common 353 Aine 21-Dec-17 21:35
Re: Life in the universe probably common 317 D-Archer 22-Dec-17 08:51
Re: Life in the universe probably common 331 Aine 22-Dec-17 17:04
Re: Life in the universe probably common 327 D-Archer 23-Dec-17 11:11
Re: Life in the universe probably common 366 cladking 26-Dec-17 01:08
Re: Life in the universe probably common 291 Aine 26-Dec-17 17:34
Re: Life in the universe probably common 320 cladking 26-Dec-17 22:26
Re: Life in the universe probably common 207 jeffreyw 29-May-18 20:34
Re: Life in the universe probably common 227 gulsbo 30-May-18 19:29
Re: Life in the universe probably common 324 Susan Doris 21-Dec-17 16:10
Re: Life in the universe probably common 349 Aine 21-Dec-17 16:25
Re: Life in the universe probably common 327 Vanya 21-Dec-17 18:45
Re: Life in the universe probably common 329 D-Archer 21-Dec-17 16:03
Re: Life in the universe probably common 345 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 19:17
Re: Life in the universe probably common 380 D-Archer 22-Dec-17 08:56
Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth 300 brett z 11-Jan-18 00:21
Re: Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth 289 Aine 11-Jan-18 14:23
Re: Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth 221 brett z 11-Jan-18 23:07
Blue sky thinking 283 drrayeye 11-Jan-18 18:29
Re: Blue sky thinking 264 Aine 11-Jan-18 18:55
Re: Blue sky thinking 282 drrayeye 11-Jan-18 19:24
Re: Blue sky thinking 291 Aine 11-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Blue sky thinking 295 drrayeye 11-Jan-18 22:05
Re: Blue sky thinking 293 carolb 11-Jan-18 21:14
Re: Blue sky thinking 318 brett z 11-Jan-18 23:04
Re: Blue sky thinking 324 drrayeye 11-Jan-18 23:44
Re: Blue sky thinking 285 brett z 11-Jan-18 23:55
Re: Blue sky thinking 263 drrayeye 12-Jan-18 03:19
I don't agree with your comparison 268 brett z 12-Jan-18 05:18
Maybe you misinterpreted 294 drrayeye 12-Jan-18 09:16
no, maybe you misinterpreted 296 brett z 13-Jan-18 23:24
Re: no, maybe you misinterpreted 261 Aine 14-Jan-18 00:18
Stuart Wolpert 248 drrayeye 14-Jan-18 08:10
Re: Stuart Wolpert 396 brett z 14-Jan-18 09:29
Re: Blue sky thinking 259 D-Archer 24-May-18 07:35
Life Paradigm 230 D-Archer 24-May-18 07:20
Re: Life Paradigm 270 gulsbo 26-May-18 19:02
Re: Life Paradigm 221 D-Archer 27-May-18 10:29
Re: Life in the universe probably common 247 gulsbo 26-May-18 17:38
Re: Life in the universe probably common 224 D-Archer 27-May-18 10:30
Re: Life in the universe probably common 226 gulsbo 30-May-18 19:31
Re: Life in the universe probably common 205 D-Archer 31-May-18 09:35
Re: Life in the universe probably common 316 gulsbo 31-May-18 17:47
Life Paradigm - synopsis 252 D-Archer 05-Jun-18 12:12
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Re: Life Paradigm - synopsis 203 D-Archer 14-Jun-18 10:10
Re: Life Paradigm - synopsis 236 gulsbo 14-Jun-18 15:34
Re: Life Paradigm - synopsis 209 jeffreyw 14-Jun-18 17:47
Re: Life Paradigm - synopsis 413 D-Archer 15-Jun-18 12:05


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