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Ursula Goodenough

I wrote yesterday: “Ed indicates that some of his ideas could be subjected to empirical tests but that the scientific establishment is too biased to fund such inquiries. I would be interested in what such a grant application would look like.”


First-year graduate students in our program take a class where their weekly assignment is to write a one-page mock research proposal outline on assigned topics, being very specific about what question(s) would be asked, what experiments would be done, what controls would be included, and how the data would be analyzed.


It would be great if you could post such an item in relation to your ideas. Possibly such specifics were included in your earlier postings but I missed them — if so, you can cut and paste!