noddybrian wrote:Wow - this has to be the strangest " off topic " yet ! clearly there are some great minds here being used at less than their true potential in their current jobs - not sure if the academic community is ready to be challenged by alternate theories of space / time / gravity yet - they tend to have a set mind once one theory becomes accepted - even if you can prove something new they stick to the accepted version of things - maybe if welding becomes too mundane it would worth applying to the " Star Gate " program ? !
Noddy, I agree there are some great minds here.
I disagree on the academic community being challenged.
If you work with or know scientists, you'll find that most are thirsty for new theories.
They rightly tear new theories to shreds since that is the basis of the scientific method.
If it survives, it warrants further investigation. Weak ones die early.
The only ones that stick around without merit are the ones which are not scientific theories, but ideas that non-scientists really want to be true. Wanting something to be true doesn't make it so and science says it ain't so lest it is testable and follows from a narrative which is testable/provable all the way back to fundamentals.