originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: Cogito, Ergo Sum
Sorry but you are incorrect. That was an analogy, not a straw man. It clearly demonstrates the same reason why Bigfoot can not be entertained by the
mainstream. No evidence of vast distance traveled nor the possibility.
No need to feel sorry, you are forgiven, just pay attention to the underlined part in bold.
"The "ufo, interstellar space" quips are veering to
Letting you know that it is largely irrelevant to the topic and any parallels drawn between this and bigfoot where I am concerned (which would rely on
complete assumption on your part), will most definitely be a strawman.
Using this logic, it would 'appear' you believe we've found every species of life since the Cambrian period. I guess this is a straw man as
well. So be it.
No, it would not appear that I believe we have found every species of life since the Cambrian period. It would appear that I beleive we have found
nothing to indicate a bigfoot does, or ever has, lived in NA.
Yes, you guessed right regarding your logical fallacy.
You realize that there have been digital enhancements, right?
Old saying....."you can't make a silk purse, out of a pigs ear"
Yes, Ill intent. Your intent is to blanket those whom believe in such 'myths' as having mental conditions such as ADHD or as a result of
pharmaceuticals. While it wasn't your primary reason with the consideration of other external factors, you said it. I get the gist. If you are
genuine about finding the 'truth' as to why people see these mythological creatures, your question has been already answered. It's your choice to
ignore that. This is where the animosity comes from.
Firstly, in the interests of intellectual honesty could you either point out where I mention this, or post a retraction (I won't hold my breath).
Secondly, I didn't even give a link to the study (by a professor of psychology) that you seem to assume such knowledge of.
Thirdly, it claims no such thing as mental illness, quite the opposite. Do you understand what the concept of "sub clinical"
stress, depression, adhd etc? These are a normal part of the human condition, it's likely everyone suffers such things to more or less extent, for
varying reasons, throughout their lives.
It goes to great lengths to point out that such things as bigfoot can be experienced by normal, sane, healthy people.
Whether you like it or not, it is relevant. As is the mountain of science that underlies and supports it (cognitive science) and the neuroscience
involved in things like human perception.
ps. The study in question is in no way, nor was it ever claimed to be, definitive. It is very limited in scope and only suggests a further direction
of study. Fascinating though it is, hardly anything to get all worked up over. Would you like a link, to read it?
edit on 16-7-2014 by Cogito, Ergo Sum because: for the heck of it