[LINK] more wikipedia strangeness
sam at stainsby.id.au
Mon Apr 25 11:01:30 EST 2005
Deus Ex Machina wrote:
>so now you are saying the whole of scientific progress is bunk.
>lets not bother with any models or maps because they are not the
>territory. sure why not, lets wind back a couple of thousand years
>of progress and we can all just go tripping in forest raves for ever.
>silly me, how obvious, people who eschew science clearly have a more
>enlightened viewpoint. who needs maps and models when you know
"The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores a
person's actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or
misrepresented version of that position."
Well I think this thread ends here for me. You keep setting up those
glib strawman arguments like "so now you are saying the whole of
scientific progress is bunk" or "ability has a normal ditribution"
[sic]. I can only assume that you are simply trolling for an ever
divergent argument in some vain hope that you can 'win' something
somewhere. What a shame we don't have a rating system on this forum or
this might have ended much earlier :-)
I've never been to a forest rave personally, but I do have a PhD in
particle physics. I'll leave you to your one-dimensional world of
mathematical curves and go back to the real world.
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