as a former ed-in-chief of a science magazine (Ion Exchange and Membranes)
I know the difficulties one can run into if trying to get peer-review
approval on "NEW" ideas that do not fit into the conventional scientific
fabric of college courses. I was a risk-taker and provided space for
several new ideas that made sens - to me. ('Let the readership decide and
Sometimes new ideas (versions?) do not fit into the 'reductionistic'
conventional stuff of the Rosenesque MODEL content, limited to the already
known inventory of science etc.
While it does not support the 'new' ideas, it does not prove them wrong by
I submitted a paper once with some 'mild' novelty (J. of Consciousness Sci)
and an irate (conservative) reviewer called me a
"homespun fireside philosopher" - an ornamental epitheton I value highly
On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Have you written any peer-reviewed papers on your ideas? Most scientific
> popularisations are written to explain a theory that has been worked out
> mathematically (like David Deutsch's "Fabric Of Reality") or which are the
> product of long (and intense) discussions amongst scientists and
> philosophers working in the relevant fields(s), which have often involved
> substantial modification to the original ideas (like, I imagine, Russell
> Standish's "Theory Of Nothing"). Or most likely both, in a lot of cases.
> Only fictional works tend to be written entirely from the author's
> imagination, without much in the way of feedback (I say "much" because
> having done this myself I know that it's very hard *not* to solicit
> feedback, and *not* to act on it to some extent. But I always try to bear
> in mind this advice from Neil Gaiman: "Remember: when people tell you
> something's wrong or doesn't work for them, they are almost always right.
> When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they
> are almost always wrong.").
> I hesitate to guess which of the above categories your magnum opus might
> fall into.
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