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drrayeye Wrote:
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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!!

Not true, the article itself was produced by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and referred to a published paper. It did free wheel a bit in discussing the motivation for the study and results.

Now I get that you likely have a negative scientific critique of the article and also perhaps the paper, I see your point about that.

But your examples of supposedly similar items were constructed to be as dramatic as possible, and more akin to politicking than objective criticism IMO. "Expanding Earth"? Really?

I could be shown to be wrong, though: can you provide any links for your examples (such as "Expanding Earth") to similar articles?


> 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.

Yes I see your point, a very sensible way to approach things.


> 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.

Yes, again, I do see your point.

Speculation does not belong on our paranormal board unless it contradicts the current scientific "paradigm". Can you provide specific items from the Berkeley Lab article that you think are paranormal in nature?

brett

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Re: Life in the universe probably common 217 gulsbo 30-May-18 16:03
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Re: Life in the universe probably common 206 D-Archer 31-May-18 09:32
Re: Life in the universe probably common 217 gulsbo 11-Jun-18 06:07
Re: Life in the universe probably common 337 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 00:34
but Feynman's opinion is suspect after all...no? 359 Racho 21-Dec-17 00:49
Re: but Feynman's opinion is suspect after all...no? 376 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:07
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Re: Life in the universe probably common 325 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 14:06
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Re: Life in the universe probably common 317 cladking 26-Dec-17 22:26
Re: Life in the universe probably common 202 jeffreyw 29-May-18 20:34
Re: Life in the universe probably common 218 gulsbo 30-May-18 19:29
Re: Life in the universe probably common 320 Susan Doris 21-Dec-17 16:10
Re: Life in the universe probably common 346 Aine 21-Dec-17 16:25
Re: Life in the universe probably common 323 Vanya 21-Dec-17 18:45
Re: Life in the universe probably common 324 D-Archer 21-Dec-17 16:03
Re: Life in the universe probably common 342 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 19:17
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Re: Blue sky thinking 281 brett z 11-Jan-18 23:55
Re: Blue sky thinking 260 drrayeye 12-Jan-18 03:19
I don't agree with your comparison 265 brett z 12-Jan-18 05:18
Maybe you misinterpreted 289 drrayeye 12-Jan-18 09:16
no, maybe you misinterpreted 286 brett z 13-Jan-18 23:24
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