March 28th, 2011
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.
|Date:||March 28th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)|| |
By "experience" are you referring to one's own experiences?
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)
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.
|Date:||March 28th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)|| |
Do you believe this in response to your own experiences, or have you performed experiments?
Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle.
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.
Need a hug?
I'm pretty sure that's not an offer. ; )
No, I would totally give you a hug. I'm defining a "hug" as being pleasant for all parties, not a squeezing contest :)