posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 10:47 AM
Originally posted by rickymouse
I try to use common sense, lack of evidence does not mean that it is not true, it just means that there is no evidence yet. I have kept tract of
science for many years and denial based on lack of accepted evidence has been used to discredit a lot of reality. We cannot allow deceit or
misconceptions to rule the world either but what happened to advanced thinking? Common sense should be allowed to be an influence and not completely
denied because of lack of evidence that exists but has not been allowed because of consensus of the time.
I'm not going to suggest that no
academic has ever dug in their heels to protect their pet theory. Having worked in the trades at a university has given me a unique perspective on
whether or not having a PhD precludes one from being an arse. But in spite of entrenched mindsets, be they academically or religiously or otherwise
dogmatically inspired, we regularly witness new discoveries in the sciences. These discoveries are entirely based upon those exercising their common
sense and by advanced thinking.
But as the textbooks are being re-written, they have to be done so to the best of the current knowledge base. Look at the much-revered Ancient Aliens.
There are many on this site that would give that steaming pile of...well, manners forbid, eh?...give it equal if not greater credence than science. To
accept unproven conjecture as the real deal is to engage a slippery slope that makes every nut-bar with a book to sell an 'expert'.
Two words protect us from becoming an idiocracy: "Prove It".
edit on 11-2-2013 by JohnnyCanuck because: of style, my man...style.