a reply to: zazzafrazz
At 8:35 he says this:
"There's a tremendous amount of bias in the scientific community, so if you say "crop circles" you're crazy, you're a conspiracy theorist, and I'm not
going to talk to you."
Then at 22:40 he proves to me that he is indeed crazy just as the scientific community expected, when he says this:
He says if people with anti-nuclear activist intentions wanted to make a circle about the nuclear plant they would write the message in the lower
right in English as their "crop circle". Only a crazy person would say that, because a message written in English is not a crop circle. With that
ridiculous straw man argument, he proves the scientific community was right all along.
The basic problem with the whole train of thought is the same one as "who built the pyramids", when people with limited experience and perspective try
to frame what other humans could or would do based on their limited understanding. They think they are making arguments to rule out what other people
could have done, but the only thing they ever demonstrate to me is their limited capacity to understand the capabilities and imagination of other
people outside their limited experience.
The argument boils down to "I can't figure out how or why humans might have done this so I have to be open to the possibility that maybe humans didn't
do it, maybe it was aliens". I never find those arguments convince me of anything except the limited thinking of the person saying that, who
underestimates what humans can do, whether it involves making crop circles, building the pyramids, or whatever.
Another poor argument he makes is that he can't seem to find people to convincingly take credit for some circles, when almost in the same breath he
points out that circlemakers are usually committing a criminal activity by doing what they do. If he doesn't see the obvious contradiction in pointing
out it's a criminal activity, and then tries to argue he can't find the right people to take credit for the circle, his elevator doesn't quite reach
the top floor if he can't understand that some people may not want to proudly and openly admit to committing a criminal activity.
I could go on with other things he says which also seem crazy to me, but here's a theory that's not so crazy, about his chosen profession, the mental
Why Shrinks Have Problems
Here's a theory that's not so crazy: Maybe people enter the mental health field because they have a history of psychological difficulties. Perhaps
they're trying to understand or overcome their own problems, which would give us a pool of therapists who are a hit unusual to begin with. That alone
could account for the image of the Crazy Shrink.
That video has certainly done nothing to dispel the image of the "Crazy Shrink" for me