What is an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn’t know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn’t admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn’t really know how much.” (Malcolm S. Forbes)
Second best Motto
Third best Motto
An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgments simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore. (Edward de Bono)
‘Expert’ is a very rich subject – also connected to the DIKW scale- it is so natural to think that the expert is the Insight Worker- usually coming from outside and from far... We will start to define the LENR expert. Andrea Rossi has said more times the LENR experts, the genuine ones, are different people than we usually think they are. He is a recognized expert in non-information and has not said who those real experts are.
Following my own negativity based methods; I would try to determine first who those experts are NOT. See the first Motto and translate in a simpler language- experts are those people who know how much they don’t know about a subject. This is vital knowledge due to the cruelest problem solving rule: 5. .NOT what we know, but what we don’t know is more important for solving the problem.
This means that there are not experts who are emphasizing continually how much they know. It is not easy to see what and how much they actually understand of what they know. In principle it is possible they know everything and understand nothing.
Who in our field has the expert vision- both holographic and holistic? I think almost nobody because the densities of the unknown unknowns, of the temporarily unknowable unknowns, of the falsely known unknowns – in LENR -are all unusually high.
We desperately need people with the expert’s mindset even if expertise will flourish only later when many obstacles will be gone. A short description about how true experts are is here: