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reply to post by Kashai
Actually I was thinking the opposite as the term "Rabble" is a well known stereotype.
It did take the opportunity to contact the rabble and there response to you can not be posted in this forum.
However it does begin with you are an ....... and then continues.
Of course. Only the rabble would resort to name calling. That's to be expected.
And that is exactly what the word Rabble is. Name calling.
Thanks for clearing that up LM.
Actually you should check Wikipedia.
Rabble is name calling LM no different than any other such term. And yes it is a term that can and has been applied to individuals.
There is nothing funny about it. It is a term intended to degrade others and in your case, the capacity to understand knowledge.
In reality the two words could be considered synonymous as the intent of both is to suggest the person so named is of low class.
Altogether it is name calling and does not belong in a civilized conversation.
Would you not agree?
Synonyms: proletariat, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashed
Antonyms :A-list, aristocracy, elite, gentry, quality, society, upper class, upper crust
Related Words: dregs; commoners, commons, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, populace, public, rank and file; bourgeoisie, middle class, working class
Near Antonym: select, establishment; gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), nobility, peerage
I am happy that you consider yourself one of them. As the term itself is clearly derogatory which reflects negatively upon them as well.
LM you comment was in very poor taste get over it
I think that each us are no better than the worst of us, no matter what status we happen to have achieved.
Even in as much as you claim that it was in jest. It is a term, implied to the issues of a caste system.
Besides boring is in the eye of the beholder and you seem educated enough to understand that.
So given that why the attitude with science getting past our recent augments.
Myself, I am not a fan of scientism.
Like those who promote their particular view of science, namely, as being some grand all-knowing entity, someone can come along, look at the exact same phenomena, the exact same results they procure, and present a completely different ideological view of it. So much the better.
What am I really dismissing here? Have I dismissed the scientific method? Have I dismissed the body of facts? Have I dismissed experiment? Curiosity? Have I dismissed speculation or prediction? I merely dismissed the ideology of Science with a capital S, which essentially, is nothing but people forming a dogmatic view about a practice that has little to do with dogma. No actual science was harmed in the making of this thread, only feelings and sensibilities. No one likes to hear their worldview called “boring”.
Perhaps I do not. What is this real target and enemy?