Re: doc. film on radical science needs subjects
As a filmmaker, can we assume you are not particularly science oriented? Will your documentary have a "slant"? What do you consider "alternative science theories"? Do you understand that the burden of "proof" of any scientific theory is squarely on the originator of the theory... or actually it's on the theory itself; it either has evident merit, or it is not recognized as something with merit. It's not really up to the "mainstream scientific community" to "respond" to every wannabe famous scientist with a hopeful idea. The scientific community is sort of like the Supreme Court in this regard; they can decide what "cases" to take and which ones don't even deserve their comment. Winning theories fly of their own clarity and insight. Science has no sales department.
Originally Posted by shugh
Much of the alternative science brought up on these boards has been shown to be flawed many years or even decades ago. But apparently the sensational possibility of modifying the known laws of physics with some alternative theory is much more memorable and exciting than the cold, hard argument that shows the theory has fatal flaws, hence these flawed alternative ideas keep coming back as new generations of high schoolers or undergrads catch whiffs of old alternative ideas....
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.