posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 10:35 AM
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Another consideration I found when looking up the "appeal to authority" logical fallacy, where the source argued that if the source was an expert in
the field and there was also a consensus among experts, that it wasn't necessarily a fallacy.
that is the exact definition of appeal to authority..
"well,,, this person is smart, they have 37 degrees and badges, and they said this, so it must be true"
"they have 50,000 experts who also have degrees.. and thats more experts following that theory then any other.. so that theory is right"
that is an appeal to authority.. and appeal to majority..
The thing with certain areas of science... Noone living knows exactly how to fundamentally perceive or qualify some events and classifications of
quanta.... so the groups of experts and theorizers... are tautologically backing their man made models... it is possible that their models coincide
more with the ability of their minds to process information and reality... then the models coincide with reality.. science, or the quest for truth,
becomes even more dangerous when they seek stars and flags.. i mean awards and promotions and glory, then the truth comes second, to competition,
money, and appearance and who has the most experts on their team, and if their team can more authoritarianaly beat the other team. it becomes a
sport, a game, a war.. and no longer a cooperative effort to understand reality... There is only one all encompassing totality of truth, and this is
called complete science... science is not complete. If there are still many questions that cannot be answered by current models and theories, I am
not saying the current models and theories are wrong or bad... I am saying the creators and workers on said theories, should not be so close minded to
the ways of which reality may be, that they cannot fathom, or complete their models and theories, because they emotions and personality dont allow
them to consider possibilities that dont coincide with their feelings and emotions and personality and outlook and in look and around look...