Research Centre for the Study of Rumour
are nothing new. From time immemorial they have been mankind's constant
companion. From the very first whisper rumour has been a
major form of communication. And it is rumour that lies behind
some of mankinds greatest discoveries, the unacknowledged
catalyst for some pretty major inventions like the wheel for instance.
This nifty idea was first a rumour before it was actualised.
the importance of rumour has not always been appreciated
in the Halls of the Academy, and in fact has gone completely unnoticed
by the scientific and philosophic communities.
is now an urgent need to redress this oversight.
is a complex multi/inter/poly disciplinary science which is an
enquiry into the ontological and phenomenological aspects of rumour.
What is the nature of a rumour?
How is it perceived?
Is it a meme, a germ, a virus or an unidentified waveform?
How is it spread?
Is it contagious, infectious, or merely promiscuous?
are some of the urgent questions that it is the mission of the
SRCSR to address.
pursue these questions S R C S R has set up six highly
Each Laboratory is equipped with the latest scientific, technological
and philosophic instruments. A series of investigations are already