If you thought you had discovered a new element, how could you get the scientific world to accept your discovery? What roadblocks might you face, working outside the science community? How could you avoid being labeled a “crackpot”?



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    It is true that if you aren’t an insider in the scientific community, then you might be doubted. The best thing to do is to find a way to prove the element exists. Come up with a testable procedure that backs up your theory so that if someone does doubt you, they are able to test it for themselves and see it is true. Next, you should take your theory/proof to a scientific lab and get it documented. The best place to find a good laboratory to would be a university, especially one with a good scientific program. They might not take you if you are not a student or a faculty member but they should once you show them the experiment you have done. Another thing you might look into is documenting it carefully to show that you yourself made the discovery so nobody else tries to take credit for your work. Try videotaping your experiments. Keep in mind that as long as you have a testable and reproducible theory with strong evidence to support you, there are few who will doubt you.

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