Online sensationalists and professionals alike spout advice and label it a universal truth, with the former taking a click-bait approach. As community professionals, we find ourselves in an age of content opulence. You have your choice of handbook, newsletter, networking group, or podcast to subscribe to. Is all of it true? Following the theme of the Rebellion conference, this session will challenge some “community universal truths”. You will hear how community experiments were utilized to put these universal truths to the test and how you too can put on your lab coat and become a community scientist.