The Information Age
We live in amazing times - from virtually anywhere in the world, and with little more than a cell phone, we can explore virtually any subject we desire. The detail and variety of information available is far beyond anything in the past - and it is growing exponentially. Things like the search engine have revolutionized how we find information. Gone are the library card catalogs, phone books and paper maps. Tools like Google Maps, YouTube, Wikipedia, Kahn University and the millions of other websites make it possible for anyone to become knowledgeable about any subject.
In addition in the internet you can find all sides of the story. Our institutions of higher learning have settled into the belief that most of science is 'settled'. They know the truth, so there is little point in questioning the theories or looking into opposing ideas. Simply memorize the facts as they are fed to you, take your tests proving your ability to memorize correctly, and go preach the truth to the uninformed. But don't question or look into alternatives, that's simply a waste of time.
The Internet has created a new kind of scientist. These people are more likely to be open-minded to new ideas. The internet exposes you to many different ideas. In order to make sense of it all you must logically analyze and weigh the differences yourself. This is in stark comparison to University study where the 'correct' theory has already been decided for you.
One of the most significant impacts of the internet is its ability to create communities of people from all over the world. You can find and talk to others with similar interests in seconds. Collaboration tools like Skype, Slack and Google docs makes it possible for people to share and co-create documents.
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An Alternative to the Peer Review Process
The internet provides an alternative to the peer review process. This process guarantees that new, revolutionary theories will not get published and therefore will not get a fair analysis.
In the past in order to get a new theory exposed to the world you first had to write a paper, submit it to a journal, and hope they publish it. If you don't have the correct credentials you'll be lucky to get past this point. Once published you wait for people to read it and then the discussion begins about it's validity.
With the internet this process can be completely bypassed. A person can publish their theory and within minutes thousands of people can be notified of it's existence and read it. Discussions can begin immediately and the theory can advance and evolve real-time. People from all over the world can chime in and add their knowledge.
The 'Mainstream' Internet
Big information sites on the Internet such as Wikipedia are heavily filtered and censored. Theories that go against accepted belief are labeled as pseudo-science or in the case of The Electric Universe they are banned entirely. Try, go to Wikipedia and enter This censorship slows the advancement of new ideas and is detrimental to Science.
A primary goal of this site is to allow opposing theories to co-exist where they can be discussed. We want to hear opposing points of view and expect to have heated arguments. Open minded discussions where contradictory ideas are discussed are vital to understanding and advancing our understanding. If a theory is correct it must be able to withstand scrutiny from others.
Rules of Conduct
The purpose of this site is to discuss and advance Scientific theories. I really want to keep people focused on that objective. This means flame wars, name calling, ad hominem attacks, and profanity will not be acceptable. Please read the rules of conduct for more information.