hahahahahaha, that was epic.I had found an Italian paper on pdf, that contained the word, biut it did not help as I didn't know Italian.I Ithink that
is where Exorcist I was started. Drones, an exorcist, exotic ladies, all is missing is Humphrey Bogart.and That French Police guy., looking for Isaac,
but he retired to Dubai.
But.I digress..I think what we have developinng is the philosophy of perception and proof...Let us recall when Tommi mentioned Drone had "Character"
an we laughed. . When the Ethos word popped up it also dealt with Character, which we normally under our standards attribute to a person. We chuckled
somewhat yet if we examine what the Character is it falls into 3 categories.
There are three categories of ethos.
phronesis - practical skills & wisdom
arete - virtue, goodness
eunoia - goodwill towards the audience
In a sense, ethos does not belong to the speaker but to the audience. Thus, it is the audience that determines whether a speaker is a high- or a
low-ethos speaker. Violations of ethos include:
The speaker has a direct interest in the outcome of the debate (e.g. a person pleading innocence of a crime);
The speaker has a vested interest or ulterior motive in the outcome of the debate;
The speaker has no expertise (e.g. a lawyer giving a speech on space flight carries less gravity than an astronaut giving the same speech).
Completely dismissing an argument based on any of the above violations of ethos is a formal fallacy, rendering the dismissal of the argument
The term "source credibility" has been used as the construct examined in the social sciences. Though recent work has found support for the existence
of the three dimensions identified above, work from the 1950s through the 1980s consistently revealed two dimensions (competence and character) with
other dimensions such as dynamism found only when broad approaches equating credibility with "person perception" were taken.
Ethos, along with the other two proofs, has become a tool for manipulation and is mostly falsified in modern times. Mostly by people of power or in a
position of potential power, ethos has become a utensil to create a relation with the audience to persuade there beliefs in a similar fashion of the
speaker. Mainly used by politicians, the use of manipulating beliefs has been used to gain power in order to accomplish an overall goal not initially
foreseen by the majority. This allows radical ideas to be more widely accepted by the masses.
This would explain DRTs rejection of mainstream experts which they view as tools of a repressive majority to deny them evidence of proof, access ..all
they need for their purposes was a bunch of people to say they saw the same thing, and then they think they have case.We vetted their witnesses more
than they did. They now argue, because anything can be duplicated, we must therefore accept the proposition, that if the witness sounds credible.,
something I hear over and over then we must accept that as the reality. Disposing of empirical data and or scientific method., then one may as well
make ufology a religion. Its all based on faith. That is very radical, it becomes not Ufology, but ufologysm, like Catholocism, Buddhism, etc.
So are we really looking for Isaac, or is Isacc, studying us.Lev seems to bring that up a lot. We attributed to sour grapes.But with OTF..we saw how
early on, he had primitive scoring counts. . OTF presents the video in analmost here is statement with set of facts choose direction of inquiry. But
like Double pointed, the FAQ constructed was anything but objective, but a collection questionable questions designed to skew the truth or the search
for it, in fact, violated their own Ethos.Every witness, except Teddy to principle cases gone, or discredited..Whether from Greece or France or Uk
or Himalayas..witness is crucial. common sense. They violated that too.. If designing study to predict behavior, you must be able to delineate what
caused the behavior, and why it changed.or it its meaningless
Anyway that crossed my mind Sidd..so yank me in when I stray too far.
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