Off-topic posts (was Re: So-long...)

Walter Eric Johnson wej3715 at fox.tamu.edu
Wed Dec 16 22:32:47 EST 1998


Peter Fellin (my.name."fellin".goes.alone.on.this.side at one.net.au) wrote:
: I conclude that the point has been proven by your examples. Well done, Ken!.
: 
: kkollins at pop3.concentric.net wrote in message
: <3675EF90.C1D8B5D8 at pop3.concentric.net>...
: >Sir, then there was that fellow (he was an Aussie, wasn't he) who came
: >out with the "preposterous" assertion that it is bacteria that cause
: >stomach ulcers... caught all sorts of "flak"... only "problem" was, he
: >was Proven to be Correct :-) Cheers, ken

What point was proven?  Ken seems to be arguing that if you oppose
the experts in the field, you're probably right.  In reality, if
you oppose the experts in the field, you're probably wrong.  About
the only difference is if you're also an expert in the field or a
related field and do the necessary research.  

Perhaps the best description of Ken is "cargo cult scientist".  To
be an expert in the field, all you have to do is throw buzzwords
around and act like an "expert".

We have given Ken plenty of opportunity to tell us how he became
an expert in physics, mathematics, and neuroscience, but all he
does is pretend to be insulted.

Eric Johnson



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