>In regards to the real world, do you know what it really is, as I'm not too sure that I do?
I couldn't agree with you more and I touched on that earlier... our XYZ reality context is IMPOSSIBLY flawed...
and thanks for your considerate response.
I saw earlier on where you were getting savaged by Science zealots. Don't you find it a tad ironic that the tactic was to bombard you with ridicule,
and veer the topic towards other that its natural flow, degenerating into the inevitable (and ad naseum) define your terminologies sessions, kind of
put you in a Stockholm victim mode what have you...
I've got an idea! Let's talk about the topic... rather than making long lists of words/definitions... confuse that with... you know... real
analysis and (gulp) meaningful thought.
I'm sorry, I'm totally NOT making light of you or the situation, but rather, hopefully humorously, pointing out that THAT is the preferred method by
people who stand on the soapbox of Science use to defend their basically indefensible positions.
That is certainly the SOP when discussing medical issues with scientists. "We're doctors! And you are...". It almost always takes turns that tend
to leave little doubt of Einsteins best theory.
My absolutely favorite, in a medical context, is that possibly CAN'T be true, cuz it doesn't agree with my (AMA endorsed
medical ) model.
Speaking of flawed models becoming the defacto standard for extrapolating a context for further queries into the unending marvels that surround us...
whereever you look... Whatever you take the time to ponder.
You just have to marvel at the ABSOLUTE ARROGANCE of the modern scientist. The basic we know everything. Essentially arguing we are the center of the
The sad truth is we hardly know enough to even begin to ask the right questions!
We haven't even really gotten off of OUR OWN PLANET... but yet we seem to have all of the answers for all of the universe. Please!..
One of my favorite areas of interest is the study and methodologies used by knowledge systems. In short, that would be something like how a belief
system is used by it's adherents and interacts with the REAL WORLD...
I mean, after all, isn't that the only valid measure of how your reality model performs.
I like to get in the trenchs with folks that have differing viewpoints/belief systems... and sometimes they are extremely different reality contexts.
And watch them go thru their paces.
You combine the often meaningful results produced by these various models, with the tunnel vision of your typical scientists, NOT EVEN SEEING/totally
ignoring anything that prima facia invalidates (or even mildly disagrees with
) Sciences theoretical model du jour...
It leaves little doubt to the honest outside observer or true man of thought or (insert your self-description here if you are not an axiom thumper
) that Science as it is used day to day is in fact more religion than a science.
Thanks for listening.
[edit on 3-6-2006 by golemina]