Anilkumar Posted October 9, 2012 Share Posted October 9, 2012 (edited) In a mainstream section of the Forum. Only mainstream answers should be given. Even if they are wrong? I think this canon needs to be debated. Not here. Being wrong is not against the rules (unless you take to the extreme of soapboxing). Hijacking threads is. . . . It is inappropriate to complain or question that in a thread dedicated to some other topic . . . Of course, I would not do it there. I was just indicating it is necessary. Whatever I said in the thread I did it to show what is necessary. I was not going discuss there, why & how it is necessary. I was indicating the necessity where the necessity arose. The rules of the forum dictate that answers to inquiries be mainstream science, and that non-mainstream discussions happen in the appropriate place. When the inconsistencies in a Mainstream theory are made obvious by an offbeat thought isn't it appropriate to appraise the inquirer of it. If not done, would it not amount to concealing the Truth in order to protect the Mainstream theory, and eventually be injustice meted out to the inquirer? There is nobody here that can make the determination that mainstream science is wrong; that's a matter of scientific consensus. How I love your honesty, Swansont. You are a sweetest guy I have met in my life. But, Won't the world come to know a Truth, when someone braves to say it? Is scientific consensus a better evidence for the Truth than the Logical, Falsifiable, Experimental evidence made available by an offbeat idea? Historically, have we not come through instances where we witnessed that the consensus theory was wrong and the offbeat theory Right, and the intellectual brave started speaking for it and eventually a new consensus is reached? It is by the brave that the world comes to know about the Truth. When we say Consensus should be preferred in place of Truth, isn't it dogmatic and so Unscientific? Are we propagating Scientific Truth or Unscientific dogma? Moreover my demand is not for making the determination that a mainstream theory is wrong, but instead the demand is for a mention of the 'genuine criticism of the theory that has made the inconsistencies obvious & given Logical, Falsifiable, Experimental evidence' along, while mentioning the mainstream theory. While mentioning the mainstream theory, if we do not mention the 'genuine criticism which made the inconsistencies obvious along & gave Logical, Falsifiable, Experimental evidence', are we not doing injustice to the inquirer, to science and to humanity as a whole? ------------------------------------------------------------------- I would like to propose the introduction of another sub forum for the Critical learners who make inquiries to learn critically and Explore Truth, and where both the mainstream & offbeat thoughts are critically discussed and they try each other out, sweat it out and if the Mainstream theory convinces everyone it shines with brilliance. If there is place for correction, it could happen. IMHO The current Rules are not efficient because when a critical learner posts inquiries in the main forum, she would never come in touch with the offbeat thoughts that has addressed genuinely the inconsistencies in the mainstream theory by giving Logical, Falsifiable, Experimental evidence, due to prohibition of offbeat thoughts there. Firstly, let there be the Mainstream forum where the inviolability of the mainstream theories is maintained [i don't know for what! God help this world. While Science questions the 'holiness' of God, WE want to make scientific theories Holy]. Secondly, let there be the place for scrutinizing the offbeat ideas. And thirdly, let there also be a Hybrid of these two, where a critical learner poses a question with the intention of Exploring/Re-exploring Truth and both mainstream & Offbeat views sweat it out & try each other out, and in the process, the intricacies of a theory/phenomenon are dissected and examined intently and ultimately when the Truth triumphs [Even if it is mostly the Mainstream view], the learner has a great experience along with everybody else. And here, in the third Hybrid forum; let the Truth triumph on its own strength and the world will see Truth. Otherwise, when the inconsistencies in a mainstream theory are genuinely brought out & given solutions by someone's offbeat ideas, but are prohibited from keeping them before the critical learner it will eventually culminate; Mainstream forum into a place where you are not allowed to speak the Truth. Mainstream forum into a place where Speaking Truth amounts to Breaking rules. Mainstream forum into a place where you are forced to amuse yourself with Falsehood. Mainstream forum into a place where, the Unscientific practice of upholding Consensus is practiced. Therefore, let there be a forum where the consensus view is orated. Let there be a forum where the Truth is Explored. And let there be a forum where the offbeat ideas are scrutinized. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Swansont, I don't understand why there is readiness to stand for something that is widely accepted. I don't understand why there is no readiness to stand for something that is True. If everyone says 'I am not doing it', then should Truth be left unauthenticated by the world, until the Brave & Wise arrive and dare to authenticate it? It is a mystery that there is such apathy towards Truth while the world sustains on Truth. Why do the Brave & Wise become famous? Because, the cowards & unwise make them famous by looking at them with their jaws wide open, wondering & asking themselves, 'how could they do, that we couldn't do? and bring us Truth.' Edited October 9, 2012 by Anilkumar -3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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