I am pretty sure what @yovi is getting at is a pretty basic premise:
If we are starting a new situation which (to our knowledge) has not been tried before, then why not look for some form of organisational structure which does not have the same problems inherent in the current earthly political systems. His choice of words might be somewhat misleading however I'm pretty sure he means that we should ensure we apply some scientific methodologies to coming up with a system. In order to weed out the parts of the system that might lead to difficulties we should look at whether or not the item has been tried before. If so then did it work and if not, why not. Further if an idea hasn't been tried before then what could be it's downfalls and how to overcome these.
On the surface of it I think it is a good idea, even if it's only for a thought experiment. My reasons for saying this are:
(a) Asgardia is a totally new project which is trying to create a workable social system which does not bring the old baggage along with it
(b) the founder has stated categorically that there is no place for a repeat of our earthly human history and mistakes
(c) the founder has also stated that Asgardia is no place for the disastrous inherent problems that come with popularity votes or economic and political lobbying as seen in all of our current political systems
(d) Asgardia will be a nation without territory. Whether it is the current situation of all citizens being in differing physical political situations (which will be for the foreseeable future) of whether Asgardia has some constructed environment in space, it will not be "life as usual". Life for Asgardians will be markedly different to their current lives. The politically and environmentally hostile situation which we are about to enter demands a totally new way of structuring and administering the society.
So this thread is probably a good thought process in thinking about new ideas that may or may not help in the effort to shape a new type of society. I don't for one minute think anything we say here is gospel to be picked up by the current admin team. However it probably is a good method of creating a new thought process that might be beneficial to others in this effort for a new society.
In the "constitution contents" and "declaration of unity" forums I've spoken about the political problems facing a lot of the people who already consider themselves Asgardian, at the point it becomes a possibility that Asgardia will gain recognition of statehood. I've also highlighted the environmental problems that dictate the need for everyone to be essential persons. I won't belabour those points again unless someone wants to hear. @yovi has stated that a lot of us are lazy in our thinking and I think he is referring mainly to what we term the "silent masses" who are often manipulated into following ideas. So maybe we should look instead at what motivates people to be involved and take an active part in the society and/or administration structure.
Personally I feel people are motivated by recognition and easy opportunities to participate. I fell people are demotivated by seeing that they can have no involvement or that their involvement amounts to nothing. When people are in that position they feel a sense of "just leave me alone to do my own thing". That seems to be when they are most easily manipulated politically (for any number of reasons).
So I think the way to create something new is see how we get people involved in it in a manner that their participation and effort actually achieves something and doesn't leave them feeling "it doesn't matter what i do the blokes above me will do what they want anyway"?
I think the first thing is to NOT have positions of power. The position of any responsibility within the society must be a position that someone was selected for in order to simply enact decisions or complete projects already decided by the entirety of the citizen population.
Second I think that positions must be selected at random from the entire citizen population.
Thirdly I think that any position should be for a fixed period of time and that a person who has been selected for that position cannot be selected to that position again until everyone else has had a go at it.
Just utilising these 3 ideas will stop (a) political lobbying (b) financial advantage (d) technical or social advantage (c) career politicians who gain power and privilege over others.
It also means that the emphasis is on the job that needs to be done in support of the society rather than on on any idea of "how I can run this society to get my way" or any other variant of that idea. Further, it allows that everybody has equal opportunity to participate in the structure of the society in a meaningful way. No one can take advantage of that because they don't know (a) when they will be chosen (b) who will be chosen next. It removes the temptation to harm or disadvantage others because that person might just do the same to you when they are elected tomorrow.
I'd be interested in impressions of these thoughts.