posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 11:31 AM
I, (like some others here) do not think that the formal education level determines one’s ability to think or in any way affects the right to have
an opinion, or changes the validity of an experience.
What it does affect is the ability of other people to accept what you say with credibility, especially if it is in one’s field of business or
education. And of course one has factual knowledge of some things which helps filter between "fact, possibilities and absolute rubbish"
For the record I have a two fist fulls of O levels, a fist full of A levels, a BSc Hons, an MSc , years of industrial experience, and national and
international recognition across various standards organisations. On aspects of science and engineering I am well qualified. What is clear is that
the more we think we know, the more one realises that we know very little of our world or universe and there are surprises out there that break all
known scientific models and theories.
What is also clear to me, is that certain “powers” rely on manipulation of the bulk of the population with information that is only partly true,
or only true in certain situations, and the occasional outright load of rubbish. Our civilisation is frequently mis-led by people giving out
“duff data” and manipulation of statistics (e.g. global warming) - Engineers and scientists who speak out in conscience and truth are often
rubbished or discredited for being open and honest, and I would encourage people to look at data coming out of “grass routes” engineers and
scientists to separate truth from politics and media propaganda