QUOTE (oomchu+Jul 6 2008, 02:05 AM)
it's sad the situation on this board has delved so low.
It's just human nature - nothing to lament over.
In my experience when someone is too stubbornly entrenched in their latest pet theory to listen to common sense from a 'know-it-all', it's sometimes more effective to act as a naive idiot (who needs things spelled out - contradictions and all) instead. People quickly drop their layer of paranoid defensiveness and become more open to critical analysis if they believe their opponent actually hasn't already condemned them. Sometimes the uninitiated just want a sounding board for their ideas.
I for one am glad that this isn't one of those forums where the fringe element gets 'censored' in the interests of conservative discussion. New physical theories have to come from somewhere after all.
8th July 2008 - 02:09 PM
QUOTE (dwk+Jul 8 2008, 04:36 AM)
New physical theories have to come from somewhere
Generally from someone who actually has an education in the subject, or at the very least, has actually studied the subject.
Note: This excludes (almost?) everyone who posts their personal theory on this site. The discussions here are not scientifically productive, though they are sometimes entertaining.
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