History has shown that the most significant
scientific breakthroughs were not deduced from the existing theoretical
framework, but rather arose as marked departures from conventional
thinking. Generally such new views challenged long-cherished
assumptions espoused by the established paradigm and were therefore
actively resisted by the old guard.
The peer review process, which normally is
relied on to determine which ideas out of the many should become
funded, is often subject to this bias. As a result, new ideas
that could potentially produce scientific breakthroughs are generally
refused funding. Thus most work carried out in today's research
institutions tends to be traditional, rather than innovative.
The Starburst Foundation was formed to circumvent
this problem. It serves as a vehicle through which donors may
fund high-quality leading-edge research that otherwise would
have great difficulty finding financial support. By greasing
the wheels of change, the Starburst Foundation helps to create
new concepts and tools necessary to mankind's survival in the
new age that is now upon us.
Starburst relies on donations and bequests
from the general public, charitable institutions, and the business
community. Every contribution helps. Donations are tax-deductible
since the Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
The Starburst Foundation is a nonprofit research
institute based in Schenectady, New York. It was incorporated
in the state of Oregon in January of 1984 for the purpose of
carrying out scientific research and public education directed
to the betterment of humanity and the planet. The Foundation's
research activities are carried out with the intention of:
(1) preserving and protecting the ecosystem of our planet from
natural or man-made disturbances,
(2) promoting technologies that would improve our everyday life,
(3) improving our understanding of ourselves as human beings
and our comprehension of the universe of which we are an integral
Starburst serves as a vehicle through which donors may support
high-quality leading-edge research necessary to mankind's survival
in this new age.
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The Present Need For funds
Starburst needs funds to support ongoing scientific
research activities in areas such as astronomy, cosmology, physics,
and geology. Money is also needed to finance: participation in
scientific conferences, information networking with government
and research organizations around the world, public lectures,
and video documentary production.