posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 07:28 PM
reply to post by Harte
Harte, there's no hope for you.
Actually, I think you are not as far off the mark as you think I think you are.
If you had no interest in possibilities, you would have little interest in the sciences to begin with. Our sciences are constantly changing as we
learn new things about our world, and the universe. What was quackery yesterday, is a scientific fact today. Ohm's law comes to mind. As our
knowledge increases, our imagination is stirred, and we think of the possibilities tomorrow might bring. And as Einstein once said, "If at first the
idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it."
We know what we know because of those who looked for possibilities and knowledge beyond what they presently understood while keeping themselves
grounded in the knowledge of the day.They were willing to consider the impossible in some cases. But had they ignored the simpler, more mundane
possibilities that presented themselves, we would not be near where we are today. We must be just as willing to consider the mundane, as we are the
grandiose possibilities. So being "open-minded" works in both directions.
And more often than not, it is the so-called mundane we need to look
at before we start imagining fantastical possibilities. It is often the mundane that leads to greater possibilities.
But am I guilty of not denying ignorance if I point this out? Am I a "drive-by" poster if I merely point it out without providing the explanation
and evidence, with quotes and links
What's wrong with pointing out that our current level of scientific understanding doesn't support the idea of levitating 3 ton stones? We have no
evidence at this point to substantiate it. It may be true that some of our present understanding started out as an idea in someones head with little
to support it. But they still had to put that idea to the test before it became accepted science. And even then, some of those ideas took a very long
time to become accepted, even though they were correct.
OK, I've said enough. You get the idea.