The NSF’s publicity stunt: 2026 Idea Machine.
- But I wouldn't expect many people submitting many ideas, not everyone is Albert Einstein, or Isaac Asimov, and most people would rather focus on one project anyway.
- Look, we aren't looking for the best ideas, we do it just for the publicity, so just do what I say, and move on.”
Science, as a human practice, has its own mission, which is making reliable predictions. Reliable predictions represent the pinnacle of sciences. All other activities are supposed to lead to that. That means (in part) that instead (or at least in addition to) the "research question" (which often just very trivial) NSF needs to require from grantees to state what reliable prediction(s) will be able to be done (as a hypothesis) based on the result of the proposed research.
People who do sciences - scientists - have their own mission, which is discovering and revealing the truth in a form which allows making reliable predictions.
This article is not a scientific paper, it does not allow making reliable predictions.
But it is a work of a scientist with the goal of revealing the truth.
Naturally, people may disagree with the content of this piece.
But if you, the reader, disagree, don't just say that.
Be a scientist.
Lay down you counter arguments in a logical manner.
I know I am not the "Knight Ridder", but I try to represent people who may have different logical interpretations to the events important to them.
And that is why I started this little project and wrote this paper.
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