Your certainty is misguided... you make many basic errors of logic in your thinking, two of which I mentioned earlier.
I notice that you tried to weasel out of your 'scientific method' faux pas by qualifying it as 'modern' science. Doing that introduces a circularity to the argument which renders it useless.
In my experience science students and graduates are often the worst at understanding scientific method... they hear all about it but the net result is blind faith in the hierarchy and its experts.
By the way it is no use just grandstanding regarding your qualifications... 'handsome is as handsome does' and one can't cover up faulty thinking by waving a qualification about... that's just an argument from authority, it is invalid.
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May 5, 2013, 11:56 PM #251Senior Member
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May 6, 2013, 12:13 AM #252
As for waving qualifications, I think you are the king of that. Any time anyone questions your boards, you talk about your 30 years of shaping experience and how you invented this and that. Pot, meet kettle.
Kudos BrewE... for taking up this lost cause. As I would never attempt to lecture Roy S. on the subject of fine-art of board building, I find it ludicrous that he would lecture engineers, oceanographers, and other true scientists on the matter of critical thinking.
It's always the case with these conspiracy-theory whack-jobs. They cite bogus websites as their primary sources, grainy videos, and mock the scientific rigor of methods that they know literally NOTHING about. Their insistence that we "wake up", that our thinking is somehow more clouded than the drug-addled mind of a "zen-master" wooden surfboard builder is the most egregious of insults. Those of us who have dedicated our lives to scientific rigor and patient/persistent TESTING of fact understand that the process of hypothesis, data collection, analysis, verification, and ultimately proof/disproof is the BEST TOOL in mankind's arsenal for discovery.
My suspicion is that the statement, "In my experience science students and graduates are often the worst at understanding scientific method..." should be translated into, "I really have no experience with the scientific method and therefore am unqualified to address the topic."
May 6, 2013, 01:22 AM #254
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Whoa...as NJSM says, POwned.
May 6, 2013, 02:31 AM #255
i'm over this post. all of you not willing to look at issues with open minds, suit yourself. good luck eating your GMO's and aspartame fluoride laced foods and drinks. make sure you keep up to date with your vaccines laced with mercury and formaldehyde. don't be late on your taxes and do just what big sis tells you. go back to sleep and everything will be just fine. just be sure you don't wake up cuz the truth of reality will scare the crap out of you. FAREWELL
May 6, 2013, 03:04 AM #256
You really don't realize why they had to pull civilians out of thir homes? They weren't aresting them, they were protecting them. They clear the house make sure Jahar is not in there and then the people go back in their homes.
WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 6, 2013, 03:14 AM #257
May 6, 2013, 03:19 AM #258
PS, I don't eat artificial sweetener. I don't like the taste and I don't see a reason to use it. However, it seems to be a blessing to fat people with no self control. Considering how many people that die from heart disease, and the obesity rate, I think those people are better off taking a chance with the artificial stuff. If you look into the chemistry behind aspartame, it isn't that scary. The other artificial sweeteners out there are way more questionable.
May 6, 2013, 04:14 AM #259Senior Member
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May 6, 2013, 10:53 AM #260
Oh, I know. The "zen master" doesn't need education to know science. The knowledge just flows into him from nature. This may explain why you are so gullible as to believe stuff that comes from site like AJ.