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Elite scientists can hold back science

  1. Dec 19, 2015 #1

    Interesting article here about how :

    "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." - http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2015/12/15/10219330/elite-scientists-hold-back-progress

    Just posting this here out of suprise because today a couple of my posts got deleted by the administrators of the 'High Energy, Nuclear, Particle Physics' section of this PhysicsForum, in a topic about the new findings at the LHC, after asking questions if a 'new particle' could be a due superposition, and related to that asking if the Higgs Field could be conductive for transmitting waves of the oscillating particles.

    It was just a rotten thing to do, and fits perfectly in with the article.


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  3. Dec 19, 2015 #2
    Come back after the mentor who deleted it is dead.
  4. Dec 19, 2015 #3
    No I won't. I don't trust this place.
  5. Dec 19, 2015 #4

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    We've heard this all before. Yes, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at the Three Stooges.
  6. Dec 19, 2015 #5


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    Yet, you trust an article written on Vox. You pick and choose who you trust that somehow aligned with your prejudices. It is just that you don't realize that is what you are doing and only find faults in everyone else's actions, not yours.

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    It takes more time than 2 post to gain trust IMO
  8. Dec 19, 2015 #7


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    Please review the forum rules that you agreed to when you signed up.

    We are very up-front and clear that our mission is not to advance "new scientific truth" here. That is the mission of the professional scientific literature. Our mission is to educate people about current science.

    We are very clear about our mission, our rules, and our methods of enforcing them, so your surprise is unjustified.

    Your posts will remain deleted and this thread is closed.
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