Scientific repression conspiracy is the suppression of scientific discoveries and breakthroughs by using oppressive tactics, such as abusing the peer review method. Over time, a paradigm is created where peer reviewers are copying a copy of the original theory that may be flawed. As the flawed peer reviewed theory becomes widely accepted, repression of scientific development unintentionally begins to happen, creating a condition for technological decay. This may explain why motor transportation still relies on fossil fuels, rather than utilizing already established innovated fuels, or even achieving "flying cars" (such as those seen in Blade Runner).
Conspiracy[edit | edit source]
Mainstream preservation of reputation, invested professional careers, and government research grants is what drives peer groups to engage in squashing exotic or contradictory research. The manipulation of scientific facts are also done to promote a political or anti-religious agenda. This creates conditions for conspiracies, such as archaeological coverups or scientific repression.
Collective control systems suppress original theories. Just as no chain is stronger than its weakest link, no peer reviewed groups get funding. Peer reviewers of an academic circle may be forced to take specialization in a "field" to follow a set theory. Reference by such reviewers to a standard list of "scientific fields" is nothing more than copying a copy repeatedly. Saying that something is or is not a "scientific field" because a list of "fields" say so, without questioning independently "field" limits.
This, for example, explains how peer review could degrade the originally scientific theory of evolutionary psychology first into being indistinguishable from totalitarianism in the Robert Trivers edition and later even indistinguishable from religion in the Donald Hoffman edition.
Unified theory of technological decay[edit | edit source]
The theory of copiers unintentionally repressing science and technology is directed by political powers and social dominance which  gives an Occam razor explanation for a complicated mess of separate and mutually contradictory theories. For example, instead of one light bulb conspiracy for why things break faster and faster in capitalist countries and a separate theory about bad plan economy for why things broke ever faster in communist countries (during the late years of the Soviet Union, it did cause industries and machines to stop), this theory predicts that all systems in which decisions are made by fools (regardless of how ownership is distributed) mix up functioning technology with non-functioning garbage by their neurologically imprecise inability to separate chaff from wheat. This, in turn, predicts that things break faster and faster as long as idiots rule, including the falsifiable prediction that no country ruled by idiots will be spared from technology decay which applies not only to pure capitalism and pure socialism but to any economical system including mixed economy.
Just making machines require more and more parts to function shortens the lifespan of the entire machine even if the lifespan of the individual parts remain the same, as it only takes the breakdown of one necessary component to halt the machine. Since non-intelligent fools confuse specialized "complexity" with progress, that means that the production line industry will be a causalty of increasing vulnerability in any place where brains that assume that technological innovation equals specialization rule production. The effect increases the more the parts to each factory is ordered from many other factories. And other compound products are subject to the effect as well, visible in the fact that some parts of "broken" machines can be re-used for other purposes while other parts of the same machines are useless for anything other than thorough material recycling.
The theory does predict that in a non-globalized economy, exactly what things deteriorate the fastest can vary between regions as a matter of randomness, just as it is random chance that determines which words first become unreadable with copies of copies in a copying machine. The fact that the light bulbs themselves in the former East Bloc lasted longer than those in the West, and the fact that Communist factory parts broke down decades before such industrial breakdown manifested itself in the West (Soviet workplaces were notoriously specialized with each worker doing only one thing over and over again), are therefore both explainable by this theory as results of a simple trade barrier between East and West that existed during the Cold War but no longer does and had nothing to do with specific distributions of ownership. In other words, that it was random chance that aged light bulbs faster in the West while ageing factory parts faster in the East. This theory also predicts that deterioration of technology will be much more evenly distributed in a world where companies order specialized parts from all over the continents than it was during the Cold War.
Predicted collapse of specialized industries[edit | edit source]
This theory also predicts that idiot rule will result in an "industrial death spiral" when industries become too dependent on too many parts, causing specialization effects in which a single or a small number of missing parts halt production of other parts required to maintain other industries and rippling throughout the entire production system. That event is predicted to take modern mechanized agriculture (which also depends on many parts that break faster and faster) down with it, causing mass starvation. And it is all about stupidity that has nothing to do with intention. The theory does predict, however, that there will be some components useful for other purposes left that critical thinkers with non-specialist brains can use to build durable things after a collapse.
The theory also predicts that an increased vulnerability to crises will affect the production system before the death spiral in which the built-in lifespan of parts (including "parts" of factories that are in turn composed of many smaller parts) causes industry to "die" as if from old age. This prediction agrees with the observation that many more goods are missing from shop shelves during the Corona restrictions than were missing from the shelves during the restrictions surrounding earlier pandemics such as the Hong Kong flu.