Originally posted by FissionSurplus
She started at me for a bit and said, "I cannot give you a star on the board because you failed to follow the directions exactly as you were told
Great story Fission. When I hire young engineers and scientist in my firms, I look for this ability to know when to not follow preconceived rules,
under which they may mistakenly strive. Even straight-A rules followers are of limited benefit, when there are very few rules in the first place
(like in business and discovery science), wherein a group is attempting to solve very complex problems which have eluded previous generations.
Unfortunately, obsessive rules followers become senior administrators for the most part and never solve anything. They write articles, look good in
the corner office and are great when the IRS comes in.
Finding ways to eliminate monopolies that operate outside of the jurisdiction of the Sherman Anti-trust Act, and take possession of modes rather than
verticals for example, is not something we have faced before as a nation, and it is creating an economic Bubble Class which lives in Olympian
segregation from our real world society. How do we fix this? This whole bubble and the unprecedented theft of pension and 401K wealth which preceded
it, stemmed from obsessive rules following in the first place. Nobody truly understood what was going on, they had their procedures written for them,
and they followed them. That is how they were promoted in the first place. The fact is that rules are always gamed, and they can constitute a process
of control on the part of those in power. In the end it is our ethical acumen, which must always keep watch over the rules makers, and the rules
themselves. If we only follow, we will only follow.
I watch many forums and see so many false depictions of the 'scientific method' and 'occam's razor' by people pretending to represent how science is
done who don't have even the first desire to understand anything new - who have never discovered one thing, never filed a single patent, never done a
trade registry, problem formulation, or even provisional disclosure or an abstract for a study. They are products of our indoctrination system
suffering from Post Ignorance Training Disorder (PITD, pronounced 'pittied') - and my young scientists and engineers suffer from this false education.
I work repeatedly with the grad schools at my alma maters to change the way they are educating the new professionals emerging from their
institutions, because I constantly have to retrain new hires on how to really think.
When you are trying to prevent a budding nation from collapsing back into mafia parastatal chaos and misery, or you are trying to find out how to coax
Titanium out of its Hexagonal Closepack bravais so that fighter pilots are not dying on us - rules following, not in all regards, but in some, does
harm to these processes and those who are trying new solutions. The rules you will find, often contain rules which are designed to protect the
original problem in the first place. Social SSkepticism simply becomes a method of enforcing control on the part of a clueless proletariat,
pretending to represent science and underpinning a rules-gaming Bubble Elite; all an inevitable outcome of PITD.
Yes, you stop at red lights, but not when the train of plurality is bearing down on you. And plugging your ears and closing your eyes, and yelling
"pareidolia!" at the top of your lungs is not going to make the train go away. It will get closer and closer, and you will have to desperately scream
louder and louder in a vain attempt to drown out its onslaught.
edit on 8-3-2013 by TheEthicalSkeptic because: (no reason given)