A Summary of "The Anomaly Boom"




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Following events leading to World War I, reports of anomalous events and objects had increased by ████%, in comparison to the past 40 years before then, with many more anomalous phenomena manifesting themselves in modernized objects. At the end of the Second World War on the 2nd of September, 1945, the Research Division officially recognized this event and requested proposals for possible theories to explain this event. The researchers requested to make these proposals were two well-respected researchers, Dr. Huehnergard, and Dr. Donnellon. On the 12th of December 1947, two theories were presented to the Research Division's Directors in The Office Of Analysis And Science.

The first theory, published by Dr. Huehnergard, states that the increase in anomalous objects and events is simply a side effect of the progress of communication made by humanity within the past 40 years. Dr. Huehnergard delves into his theory by citing RPCs that have shown evidence to have been active for an extended period of time but only recently discovered thanks to reports made via modern-day communication. This theory is often criticized, however, for failing to explain why anomalous properties seem to manifest themselves more in modern-day objects.

With the invention of the Radio in 1894 and the mass commercialization of telephones happening in 1905, could it be seen as such a stretch to consider that we simply did not have the communications necessary to find as many anomalies we have now? Consider also that within these years the Authority had just begun to globalize within more nations prior to World War I as well. If we take only these into account, one may see it as reasonable to assume that there isn't an increase in anomalies, but instead evidence of the improvement of our resources.
-Portion of the Introduction to Dr. Huehnergard's Published theory.

The second theory, published by Dr. Donnellon, states that the increase in anomalous objects and events are the result of an anomalous phenomenon caused by an event that is now rapidly manifesting more anomalies than any time in history. Dr. Donnellon's theory suggests that the cause of the anomalous event is either caused by some other anomaly's natural ability or is a deliberate act committed by a group of individuals. While many in the Authority would agree on this notion, it is still criticized heavily due to Donnellon's bias towards organizations such as the ██████████ ███ █████████████ ██████ and GEAR, to which he alludes to multiple times in his theory.

(From Page 2, Introduction) With the aforementioned events being said, there seems to be no doubt that the increase of anomalous objects is not due to any efficiency we obtained, but instead the actual increase in the anomalies themselves. Some notable evidence that supports this idea includes the increase of modern items being affected by anomalous properties, the fact that our same communication system has not seen this increase until recently, and that recently discovered organic entities are not typically at an old age.

(From Page 25) Additionally, there is reason to believe that this is intentionally done so by an entity of some time. Some suspicions I have that this might be the case comes from the odd amount of acquisitions being made by the ███.
-Portions of Dr. Donnellon's Published theory.

These two theories were developed in order to explain the Anomaly Boom as the event placed a larger responsibility to the RPC Authority to contain and research more anomalies. Prior to World War I anomalies were a rarity, with only 15 on average being discovered every century. Even during the time of the Auctoritas Impertus, records demonstrate that it only discovered a maximum of 21 anomalies in the span of 50 years, unlike today where the discovery of new anomalies occurs on a yearly basis or even monthly basis.

The theories were presented to the Research Division 12th of December 1947, and the verdict of these two theories were determined 5 days later. The Lead Director of the Research Division at the time rejected both proposals, with a formal rejection notice cited below.

While both theories make great arguments about the origins of modern anomalies and their increased rate of manifestation, these theories present a number of unaccounted facts and contain far too many baseless speculations.
-Portion of the Rejection letter of Dr. Donnellon and Dr. Huehnergard's Theories

Following this rejection of both proposals, the following announcement was issued to researchers in the Authority:

As many already know, the argumentative proposals for "The Anomaly Boom" event by Dr. Donnellon and Dr. Huehnergard were rejected due to a number of instances of academic dishonesty. With this said, we open the floor to all researchers. We will continue to accept proposals for an explanation of "The Anomaly Boom" event from more researchers. If none of these proposals meet our standards, within a 10 year time period, we will ask that all Research Divison personnel take their own interpretation of the event instead and call for a review of "The Anomaly Boom" at a later date.
Research Division Newsletter, Page 1, December 23rd, 1947

Following this announcement, over 12 other theories were devised by other researchers attempting to explain the surge of anomalous entities. All of these theories were also rejected for either being a variation of the two first theories or carrying an argument that did not hold up in the eyes of the Research Divison Directors.

One interesting theory presented, however, was by Dr. Osborne, which involves the Anderson Coherency Scale. According to Dr. Osborne, after a number of tests were conducted around the world, with numerous chemical reactions, a discovery was made on the average Anderson Coherency Scale. Dr. Osborne states that the Anderson Constant has decreased, from 3.97 to 3.9699981. Her theory was eventually rejected due to only considering data from major nations and not smaller nations. This is in addition to only conducting the experiment with certain chemical reactions and not using the logic test in tandem. The Proposal request was eventually closed on the 9th of May, 1957.

Following these theories being published, many in the Research Division debated on all theories and their validity in the context of all the anomalies being researched. Eventually, a poll was conducted on the 7th of April, 1959 to find the Research Divison Staff's thoughts on the theories. According to the poll, 21% believed Huehnergard's theory, 32% believed Donnellon's theory, 25% believed one of the 12 theories, and the remaining 22% either have their own unique thoughts on it or none at all.

Today, as of 201█, about 45% of researchers within the Authority subscribe to the first theory due to it making logical sense in the context of technological transition within the 20th century, and that it appears less biased by never mentioning it to be the fault of another. There are still debates on which theories appear to be correct, but the correct theory still remains inconclusive. The Research Division has not, as of yet, made plans to review the event. Regardless of which theory is correct, all theories present the event from 1913 onwards as the same, "The Anomaly Boom".

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