Defending a belief rather than defending the pursuit of truth

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Quantum Quack, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Arioch Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry, ignore the above post. Sleep deprivation is a bitch.
     
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  3. enlighteneDone Banned Banned

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    Is that evidence of a sasquatch? (=
     
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  5. enlighteneDone Banned Banned

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    RIGHT!

    They say give me the facts! Demand them! Then hold you responsible for educating them? Like you were supposed to be wandering on an idle path of individuality until someone tried to find a moron and only managed to make one of themselves. LOL

    I'm very glad I do not ascribe myself to these childish notions. Though it is a hard to resist the temptation when no respect is offered. (=
     
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  7. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    Of course.

    If you consider that the team at the dig are all very astute scientists or the find is passed on to a team very astute scientists and they find this skull they would not automatically and categorically claim eureka! an ancient specimen of a flying pig.

    They would spend the time assessing and laboriously working through all the issues and then after they have worked out what it is or as close as they can get, the politics and funding issues of the time come up...

    Sorry I am sounding a bit cynical, but scientists of any caliber don't make these sorts of errors lightly. So if an error is found to exist typically it is due to the need to perform as per funding requirement rather than pure science. In this case I would imagine the pressure to find intermediary fossils to fill in missing gaps would have been tremendous, and certainly enough to pressure an error of judgement or interpretation of the evidence. or out right deception for the pursuit of funding and not the truth. [Politics]

    An example of science under pressure to conform:
    If not for the lime light of intense public and scientific interest at the time Einsteins "blunder" would never have been mentioned nor would he have made the "correct mistake" that made his theory so incredibly compatible with observation.....[again this is just my opinion as a part of the discussing how most astute scientist by very nature are constantly pursuing the truth and hold no science theory as fact or truth.]
     
  8. HighOne Banned Banned

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    Why stymie the unknown powers of imagination?

    I find it is a most useful tool when fight or flight kicks in during a discussion.
     
  9. Bebelina Feminazi Messiah Valued Senior Member

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    Because it's more comfortable.
     

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