We at Pole Shift Forum know only too well that
professionals in any field fit into a number of categories related to
freedom of professional functioning.
Professionals have beliefs that:
1. roughly match the current
consensus in their
2. are at odds with some issues within the dominant
consensus--and are willing and able to speak out publicly in debating
3. are at odds with the dominant consensus--but are, for
economic or other career reasons, unable or unwilling to publicly
debate the disputed issues.
.Sometimes serious problems can occur in people's careers if
they take public or semi-public stands on issues that undermine or
even offer fundamental challenges to the dominant consensus view
within that profession.
We want this forum to be as open and honest as
possible, so that hard facts and ideas are free to go wherever they
may, no matter what the current consensus is.
So, to protect those who want to contribute, but who
are in category #3 above, we are willing, if asked to do so, to
byline any contribution with a symbolic pen name, in the tradition of
the second wave of Founding Fathers, who authored the
All that we ask is that you provide, confidentially,
your real name, e-mail address and details of professional education
and affiliation, so that we can confirm your credentials to speak on
the issues you choose to address. That done, only your pen name will
ever appear on this site. We won't reveal your real identity in any
way to anyone.
In the tradition of Charles Hapgood, and Alfred
Wegener--a founding theorist of continental drift, who was a
meteorologist--we will not assume that speaking outside your field
automatically disqualifies you . That will always be decided by the
facts and ideas of others who confirm or dispute your facts and