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darkriver BS: Boring science stuff we all believe... (365* d) RE: BS: Boring science stuff we all believe... 28 Sep 04


Sorry I came to this thread late--although it would be hard NOT to--216 posts in less than 4 days??

I appreciate why LH would have started this thread. Many years ago, I worked at the first coffeehouse in Santa Cruz, California (which, for those of you not familiar with the place, is renowned as a former node of hippy-dippy far-outism, especially in the late 60s-early 70s).
After about 3 years of listening to the most inane, pointlessly speculative, and downright wrong discussions, I couldn't stand it any more. I enrolled at the local junior college and took courses in marine biology, zoology, chemistry, oceanography, etc. Plus some French and Spanish. I felt that this step was necessary to keep my mind from turning to mush.

So LH's real point is not the superiority of science over everything else, but rather self-critical (or should I say disciplined?) looking at the world around one, instead of getting caught up bullshit for its own sake. Many of you appear to agree, and are pretty playful, even when it comes to question assumptions behind some of the statements. Wolfgang, whom I respect, surprised me with his remarks--they seem pretty derogatory.

Thanks, LH, for starting this thread.

Doug


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