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Offline johndavidbest

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Crowd-sourcing of theory development
« on: 01/04/2015 09:49:05 »
Open source software development has demonstrated that unaffiliated volunteers from all over the world,  can produce projects of quality that equals or exceeds that of small(er) groups of paid professionals. The volunteer status of the contributors is only coincidental. The reason for the success of the open-source paradigm of development is that it enables an unlimited number of minds from all over the world, not necessarily affiliated beyond a common interest in the project, to work together. Ideally, everyone, paid as well as volunteer, will contribute merely because they have something to contribute. This concept should work equally as well for theory development as it does for software development.
A website attempting to pioneer this Open Theory concept is  newbielink:http://www.vidainstitute.org [nonactive]  Anyone with a quality theory in the physical or natural sciences, or related, may submit it. All registered users can post contributions and comments.


 

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Re: Crowd-sourcing of theory development
« Reply #1 on: 01/04/2015 09:59:41 »
Open source software development has demonstrated that unaffiliated volunteers from all over the world,  can produce projects of quality that equals or exceeds that of small(er) groups of paid professionals. The volunteer status of the contributors is only coincidental. The reason for the success of the open-source paradigm of development is that it enables an unlimited number of minds from all over the world, not necessarily affiliated beyond a common interest in the project, to work together. Ideally, everyone, paid as well as volunteer, will contribute merely because they have something to contribute. This concept should work equally as well for theory development as it does for software development.
A website attempting to pioneer this Open Theory concept is  http://www.vidainstitute.org  Anyone with a quality theory in the physical or natural sciences, or related, may submit it. All registered users can post contributions and comments.

Thank you for posting, an interesting site with some good values.   Can I ask something though?    How is this site accepted by the scientific community?  if the site is not recognised by science , then would people not be just wasting their time posting? theories falling on deaf ears?


 

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