Originally posted by mmiichael
I didn't invent the wheel or need to reinvent it. I didn't discover or personally investigate the laws of physics. I defer to Mr Newton and his
Then you've also never had a college physics class.
In the classes I took, we had to prove the physics theories we were using were correct. We had to set up a bunch of equipment in a certain way so as
to control the measurements, and we measured the acceleration of gravity, transfer of momentum, etc. So in this way, we didn't have
"defer to Mr Newton," we understood what he was trying to show by reproducing it ourselves, and proving it in front of our own eyes. If you
remember your science classes even in grade, I'm pretty sure they teach the scientific method, and that all good science is reproducible by
definition, and if it isn't, it's worthless.
That's how I, and most people deal with complex multi-disciplinary required information.
And that's exactly why so many people are so wrong so much of the time. This is why you and everybody else that won't think for themselves justify
giving the popularity of something more value than objective data. How popular an idea does not matter at all, unless every single person who agrees
has studied it and proven it conclusively for themselves, which is obviously not the case. The "everybody" that agrees, are all people that also
refer to other people, NIST or FEMA, their own opinions, etc., instead of the objective data.
We are in a thread discussing a questionable paper on a conspiracy site.
I guess real people don't use the internet, right? Tenured professors, etc., don't use the internet either, do they? They still use feathers and a
little well of ink, too?
What I am experiencing is an unremitting assault on my reasoning processes
You're experiencing no such thing, because you haven't tried to reason anything. All you do is say there is evidence, and refer to "countless"
amounts of evidence, refer to other people, and then when questioned about any of it eventually say you aren't qualified for this or that and forget
about it. The materials mentioned in the OP supposedly cause exactly the same thing that FEMA admitted finding in samples in appendix c of its
report, but you aren't qualified to talk about that. On and on and on. There is no logic or reason to assault.
I tire of typing away at this as if I have reason to feel defensive.
Have you ever considered the validity of what the people you are arguing with are saying?
The conspiracy loving hordes descend on threads to find strength in numbers. It doesn't strengthen the inherent weakness of their
Here you are again expressing your feelings over group mentalities. I'm not concerned at all with them. The same difference on again.