11th June 2008 - 05:28 PM
1/ Some accept that an observed result is 'true' and this 'represents the end of the line as far as they are concerned.
2/ Others view an observed result as being caused by 'something' - with the present state of knowledge the 'something' is usually unknown.
Discussions between those who believe they know the truth and those who believe they know nothing are almost invariably very strained.
12th June 2008 - 06:28 PM
The same can be said of discussions between the knowledgeable and the willfully ignorant.
I understand what you are saying to a point but I think that you are making things a little more black and white than they truly are. The situation is difficult but in this and all other matters a little civility goes a long way.
30th June 2008 - 07:11 AM
very concise, confused2.
if theses(not a spelling mistake) know-it-alls could be a half as confused as you, they would simply be confused.
confusion squared must be like the square root of enlightenment, confused2. a far shot closer to 'something real' than ignorance cubed could ever reach.
.....ignorance3 (ie. ignorance enclosed in a perfect box).
remember, for each step upwards on the stairway to ultimate knowledge, a thousand more stairs are added at the top of the staircase.
it's better to burn out than fade away...-the kurgon