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Old 04-22-2016, 12:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by gumby79 View Post
We get this by pushing fringe science in to main streem science.
Gumby stay flexible
Ooh, I don't like the sound of that. "Fringe science" doesn't always meet the criteria for being actual "science."

It does, however, often meet the criteria for being "lunatic fringe."

Having an off-the-wall idea is good, it means you're thinking and exploring.

Testing it is even better, because if it works then that adds something to what has been understood, even if the test results fly in the face of what has been understood. Repeated testing is better still, because it adds weight to the new findings.

Espousing in spite of tests' evidence, however, is neither science nor fringe. It's delusion or, worse, scamming.

Lead or follow. Either is fine.
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