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March 28th, 2011


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The capacity for people to believe their own (insufficiently rigorous, non-scientific) experience over properly done experiments may be the single biggest thing holding back mankind.

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From:lishd
Date:March 28th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
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From:beethatbumbles
Date:March 28th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
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Pretty much.

By "experience" are you referring to one's own experiences?
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From:testing4l
Date:March 28th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
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While I did say "own (insufficiently rigorous, non-scientific) experience", might I inquire as to what other source of experience you thought I might be talking about? There is always the opportunity for better wording. 8)
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From:beethatbumbles
Date:March 28th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Whoops. I totally missed that. :P Sorry. Brain is stupid today.

I think that this just goes to show that people are, despite our highly-developed brains and all of our technology, still, at the root of it, animals.
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From:londo
Date:March 28th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
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Do you believe this in response to your own experiences, or have you performed experiments?
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From:testing4l
Date:March 28th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle.
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From:trendyprof
Date:March 29th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)
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Hear hear!
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From:knight3d
Date:March 29th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
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Man, you've been on it the past few days. Need a hug?

Fwiw, I think most people don't care enough to go to the trouble of digging up the results of properly done experiments. The problem is when they claim to know *fact* without carrying out the experiments themselves.
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From:testing4l
Date:March 29th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
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Need a hug?

I'm pretty sure that's not an offer. ; )
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From:knight3d
Date:March 29th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
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No, I would totally give you a hug. I'm defining a "hug" as being pleasant for all parties, not a squeezing contest :)

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