To All You Scientists Out There.
John H. Casada
casada at uthscsa.edu
Thu Mar 19 10:17:44 EST 1998
cijadra at zedat.fu-berlin.de wrote:
> And if you are a physical autist:
> This site/side is often funny, ain't it?
> I love it if the Westie-"scientists" are ever so proud to finally have
> found out stuff that has been known for so long. Well, ignorance is
> bliss for some...
> A bliss that I am coming to favour more and more, too. As one no doubt
> notices... ;-) ...And I guess as far as chosing to be ignorant
> goes there are some advantages to being able to dock off some of the
> areas that the animal torturers don't understand - lol... ;-)
> By the way, how far can you dock off?
> And if fully, can you subperceive within your own areas?
> How many of the others can you discern?
Some of what you quoted below is mine.
I'm afraid that you have been using words that have little meaning to me
in the later parts of the above paragraph. If you would care to explain
"dock" that would be a good beginning. "Subperceive" and "areas" would
also help alot.
As for cultivating your ignorance, enjoy it. I find no joy in
ignorance. I think that few who post here would agree that they find
bliss in ignorance.
> ...And folks you know?
> - Here in Germany I think there are many who might consider him so as
> well. Or what he said maybe wise or/and funny statements about
> human(e) aspects.
Fine. As already discussed, feel free to agree with him or not.
Einstein, however, was not an authority on moral philosophy. His
statements regarding moral philosophy do not have the same authority as
his statements about the photoelectric effect and relativity.
> >> To be honest, I would place more faith (which is of course
> >> what you are asking for) in your post, if you showed the
> >> ability to appreciate scientific thinking
> - In case he is referring to typical Western concepts of that, it is
> simple: Reduce all your many hundreds of senses to five and ignore
> everything around you until someone else or you proved it exists. Or
> at least appreciate people who do so!
What constitues non-Western science to you? What are your "many
hundreds of senses"? What evidence do you have that science "ignores
everything"? You seem to be setting up a straw man to rail against.
> >and logical argument.
> >> "We should take care not to make the intellect our god;...<<
Nor should we set up ignorance to be our god.
> >As it is, it only seems to be the rambling of
> >> the undereducated.
> - Ah, so you know exactly from the distance what the other person
> knows and what not?
> Stunning ability.
You seem intent to misunderstand me. Perhaps it is a language problem.
I said that it SEEMS to be the rambling of the undereducated. It could
be that the poster was unable to use words in a meaningful way. It
COULD be a learning disorder or borderline intellectual functioning, but
I don't think so. It could be that the person is simply trying to start
fights and conflicts, but I try to give people the benefit of the doubt
until proven otherwise. It could be that the origial poster feels
inferior and thinks that the only way she can feel better is to expose
others to ridicule, but I don't know if that is the case.
The most charitable conclusion I could make was that the original poster
did not know how to make her case without resorting to sloppy,
meaningless language. It also implies that with proper education and
training, she might be able to express her point in a way that we can
both see it and engage in a meaningful conversation.
There is nothing stunning in the ability to see a poorly stated
> Then you sure know as well that the West is one of the worst in many
> areas of humanity of this planet and are sure having a lot of
> interesting ideas about how to alter the education system to some
> less embarassing level.
This statement seems designed only to start arguments. I doubt that the
German educators are likely to hold up your posts as symbols of their
great acheivements in education.
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