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When developing scientific or technological knowledge, each person builds a set of thoughts, memories, ideas which underly his judgment and take part of his intelligence. When it is organized and coherent, this knowledge induces faculty to apprehend the future events, with a certain degree of certainty and precision. It constitutes, then, at least implicitly, a theory of the outside world which makes it possible to act and to behave with more effectiveness.


How to judge quality of the theories carried by each one among us?


For Karl Popper, the scientific nature of a theory was carried by its capacity of being refuted. In other words, a nonrefutable assertion cannot claim to enter Science. In the same way, among the set of the ideas and beliefs of each one, some can be put at the reality-testing. It is enough to extract the predictions from them on the future and, at the proper time to check if those agreed to the real events. In this direction, any person yielding with the play of the prediction is comparable to a scientific theory!


alternativehypotheses.com is a statistical engine aiming at making emerge the most relevant theories of the world within the community of the Net surfers. It enables them to formulate hypotheses and opinions associated with expiration dates. Once their respective deadlines reached, the hypotheses and opinions are compared with the actual proofs, checked by the Net surfers themselves. In this manner, the theories and their authors in adequacy with the course of the events will be emphasized.


alternativehypotheses.com is a site of scientific debate, a forum where each one can give his arguments and propose his points of view on the hypotheses and opinions of the others. The controversy is awaited and even encouraged. Thus, following the debates, alternativehypotheses.com will make it's own opinion taking account of the best opinions and the most visionary experts. It makes the bet that confrontation of individual thoughts will result in a true collective intelligence.


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Top-10 Most debated hypotheses

1. Technological singularity : Stephen Hawking recently evoked the hypothesis that robots could end the humanity. What could we expect if artificial intelligence outperforms human intelligence? 6 votes

2. Religions: religious beliefs are often associated with a high degree of anthropocentrism. Which discipline will provide the first proof against human-centered view of the world, and consequently religions? 6 votes

3. One of the following vocal assistant will be the first computer program to pass the Turing test without any human help. 5 votes

4. To emerge the phenomenon of consciousness relies on quantum physics specifically, i.e. theories that do not involve quantum phenomenon cannot account for all mind-matter relationships. 3 votes

5. What will be the most ancient fossils of hominid that will be discovered in the future? 2 votes

6. Virtual psychiatrists will be designed to assess and educate chronic mental disordered patients. These virtual clinicians may be preferred by patients with complex social cognitive disorders. 2 votes

7. Voynich: The Voynich manuscript secret will be uncovered. The source language is: 2 votes

8. Artificial intelligence: the development of AI decision and the possibility given to AIs to hold properties will lead to the dispossession by humans of any forms of belongings 2 votes

9. Signs of alien life will be found by detecting non-random electromagnetic signals 1 votes

10. Computer sciences will be able to conceive an artificial intelligence that has a IQ above 200? 1 votes

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