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Topic: ANNOUNCE: Radical Science Award from ALGEBRA Consulting International
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Dmitri Chesnokov

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ANNOUNCE: Radical Science Award from ALGEBRA Consulting International
Posted: Jun 20, 1996 1:43 AM
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TULSA, OKLAHOMA, USA. - In a long expected news release, Algebra
Consulting International announced introduction of a new prize intended
to promote innovative scientists disseminating their views on the

``Usenet Newsgroups are an amazing new medium for innovators in
science'', said Dmitri Chesnokov, Principal Scientist at Algebra
Consulting International. ``Anyone with fresh ideas can disseminate them
freely to tens of thousands of people worldwide and no one can stop the
flow of creative thought. What matters now is not the academic
credentials and acceptance in rigid academic circles, but originality of
ideas and right choice of forums.''

Mr. Igor Chudov, CEO of Algebra Consulting Intl., explains what was
behind the decision to introduce the Radical Science Award: ``It is a
known fact that the most significant scientific discoveries have been
made by outstanding geniuses whose ideas were not immediately accepted.
Among such discoveries were the Democritus' hypothesis about existence
of atoms, Kopernik's theory of the solar system, Freud's psychoanalysis,
the discovery of proton and neutrino rest mass, binary search sorting
algorithms and access methods, and others.''

``Were these ideas noted and accepted earlier,'' - he explains - ``the
humanity would benefit enormously. As a high technology consulting company,
we also benefited from earlier scientific discoveries. Now we want
to return our debt and do our part in helping new scientific theories
to be accepted earlier.''

According to Dr. Chesnokov, the primary purpose of the award is
twofold: to support those working on the front of scientific research
and using USENET to spread the word about their discoveries, and
to gather more respect to innovators publishing their new ideas.

``The sheer weight of prestige of our prize would naturally help
scientific community to pay more attention to new ideas, thus
acelerating their acceptance.''

The monetary amount of the prize has not been fixed, but it is expected
to be slightly less than the Nobel prize. Algebra Consulting is now
accepting nominations for the 1996 Radical Science Awards. ``Since we
are going to promote innovators who might not be getting sufficient
support from academic establishment, we can only accept
self-nominations. A [self-]nomination must be posted to USENET and be
supported by summary of scientific achievements of the nominee. '' An
authoritative committee composed of non-establishment scientists will be
created in order to grant the award. The award may be split among
several contenders.

Because of reluctance of scientific establishment to allow new ideas to
be published in the mainstream press, only USENET posts and not
publications in academic magazines may be accepted as evidence for the


Attn applicants and nominees: please forward your nominations
and self-nominations to Your
submissions will be carefully considered and posted for open
public discussion. We need volunteers for our review committee.

Dmitri Chesnokov,
Principal Scientist, Oklahoma Neutrino Polarization Project
Algebra Consulting International

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