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Answer 2-1.
The following was derived from a session of frantic writing/brain storming:
  • Address them directly, through direct mail or articles/ads in scientific periodicals.
  • Have a list of people who have done this most successfully (Einstein? Faraday? Nash?).
  • List of successful applications in industrial R&D (mostly through synectic teams).
  • They have to verify their findings through conventional scientific methods anyways before they publish, so there is no need to tell how they did it in the first place.
  • Offer them the possibility to outsource the creative process to a professional IS-tank (fees payable for success only).
  • Turn it around:  have an IS-tank that hires scientists/technicians for debriefing, verification and product development, which leads us directly to the Medici problem — how to get families/trusts to fund an IS-tank?     [ Back ]
Georg Parlow, 4-9-04
 

Answer 2-2.
Start them young. Have contests like the Odyssey of the Mind — where students not only solve problems but also describe which Project Renaissance techniques they used to solve them. This could start as an Internet contest and eventually become a part of the Project Renaissance festival.

Eventually these students will become adults, some scientists. This contest could also be at the college level — MIT, Johns Hopkins, etc.

For this we just need to use our techniques to come up with ways to raise money — or whatever great things the prizes would be.     [ Back ]

Kathy Carroll, 4-6-04
 

Answer 2-3.
I think that the only persuasion that conditioned minds, like the scientists we are talking about here, are going to do is their own persuasion. They will have to convince themselves. The individuals who are not open are closed to these ideas because they are internal listeners. Others will not convince them. They convince themselves. "Proving to them" will not work, but providing the opportunity for them to "prove to themselves" that these creative methods work is the task.     [ Back ]

Michael J. Maneha, 5-18-04
 

Answer 2-4.

  • Create a tour of contests or challenges for the most skeptical scientists, using a serious sponsor as intermediary. For example:  The International Brain Discovery Challenge sponsored by the Discovery Channel or “Opening the frontiers of the mind” by National Geographic.

  • Use the Socratic method and put their critic minds to work. How? Invite them to work on those challenges using their favorite methods of research and afterwards ask them to create a novel method of research after using Project Renaissance’s and specific accelerated-learning techniques such as “Image-Streaming,” “Borrowed Genius” and “PhotoReading”. Let them analyze and compare both methods of research.

  • At the same time, these skeptics will be part of an evaluating team for project applications that involved the use of the Project Renaissance methods. Only serious and significant projects that could impact the development of human knowledge and learning will be assessed.

  • Bring the 3 best projects to realization or further investigation.

    The whole purpose is to promote the spirit of Open-Mind pursuit and the promotion of Project Renaissance’s techniques for the quest of advanced knowledge.     [ Back ]

    Juan Carlos Calderón, 5-2-04
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