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Featured What Causes or Motivates the Anti-scientists?

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by Sunstone, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. ecco

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    Did ya miss this part?
     
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    So, the aliens are going to check out Mars. Cool.
     
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    OK That's your opinion. However, you still haven't addressed the origins of sentient beings. By origins, I am not asking where, I am asking how.
     
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    Your opinion is noted.

    ? ? ?
    You do realize that the term "species" refers to living things - life.
    How could species, living things, have changed before there was life on earth?
     
  5. Audie

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    Huh?
     
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  7. cladking

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    All beings are sentient.

    Modern language fools us into believing there's something special about human consciousness.

    In a sense there is something special but it's not what you think. Humans are not more 'intelligent" than other animals but merely have more knowledge and a different way to think.

    Life and the very origin of change in species is sentience.
     
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    You did say...
    Mars is millions of miles of desert.
    It is a marker that will be highly recognizable for hundreds
    of millions of years.

    What is the point of a marker that is highly recognizable for millions of years if not to attract visitors.

    Hence - So, the aliens are going to check out Mars. Cool.



    Sorry if the humor was too dry. Oh, is that another desert pun?
     
  9. cladking

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    No. I'm suggesting this is what all the evidence and experiments already show. We are merely misinterpreting the results.

    Every time we see change in species it is sudden and was begotten by the consciousness and behavior of the individuals. This is what gave rise to agriculture and the domestication of dogs and cats.

    Just because you can drive change in lower life forms by killing off some members in the lab doesn't mean mother nature uses such a process to change species. Just because you can observe minor changes in species by the introduction (or identification) of agents that will favor one characteristic over another does not prove that speciation occurs so simply.
    Darwin was wrong when he said he believed populations were stable over the long term. They are only stable over the short term and it's the large swings in the long term that cause speciation; certainly not "fitness".
     
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    You continue to dodge answering the question I posed to you.

    However, I will adjust the language a little...

    You haven't addressed the origins of beings at or above the scientific knowledge of humans. By origins, I am not asking where, I am asking how.

    In other words, how did the entities that von Daniken referred to come into existence?
     
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    I know nothing of Von Daniken or any of his theories.

    Somewhere life evolved countless billions of years ago. Now long before a planet is capable of evolving life by itself it is seeded from the outside by the solar winds and cosmic debris. This life has already been in existence (and changing) for billions of years.

    Consciousness is apparently innate to life. It is the only thing provided by nature for survival because "fitness" is irrelevant to survival, or at least, to change in species.
     
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    So..do you read this stuff somewhere, or make it up
    yourself?
     
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    I am a nexialist who has rediscovered ancient science.

    Ancient science provides a different perspective which rings true with my pre-existing beliefs and understanding. But more importantly it is consistent with observation and experiment.

    There are many reasons people don't accept modern science. From its holier than thou attitude to its omniscience to the fact that it is so often wrong and always incomplete.

    There's nothing wrong with modern science but there are problems with modern scientists and communication. There is a great deal wrong with the 5th estate which intentionally misreports and confuses. We have pop science while real science is still stuck in the 1920's.

    You can say, yes, I made it all up myself but the reality is I had help from metaphysicians from the modern day dating back to even before the invention of writing in 3200 BC. I've had a lot of help from my friends and those who came before.

    I think therefore I was taught language.
     
  14. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    We all need a good laugh, occasionally.

    Where did you put it? The book?
    I hope you didn't leave litter.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Oh, don't get upset by creationists.......... I mean, if you saw a telly article about an Indian tribe that believed in the Great Grey Wolf in the sky or whatever, would it spoil your day that much? And before you tell me about those creationists and their damage, I'm much more irritated by charities who want me to pay £3 a month to save working donkeys in deepest Africa and its Chief Executive receives £150,000 pa. :D

    There.......... just look at that:- 'Valid Science'.
    And that is the first time that I have read such a title, 'valid science'. Maybe there should be a valid-science movement, because if it can become a popular enough descriptive and be fashionable, then maybe we will hear, read and see it as the ultimate truth?

    But you know people, and once newscasters are reporting the opinions of 'valid scientists' etc then the word science will be dumped and the pseudos will flock to the new word, the new truth-pill. :)

    Can you imagine?
    Newscaster to a studio guest:- And in the studio this morning we have Doctor Mary Wenlock of the (whatever) institute. Tell us, Doctor Wenlock, as a Valid Scientist, what is your view about ................... (whatever)
    :p
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Ha ha! Fortunately they don't live in the UK, but we do have the common furniture beetle, the wood boring weevil and several other annoying little insects and fungi. And they all create thousands of employments for the treatment and replacement companies.......... hmmm, useful little devils for some mortgage payers. :)
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Yeah, I had a really good 'THINK!' and decided that if lifeforms exist elsewhere in the Universe that neither you nor I have the first clue about anything that they might be able to do...... at all.

    And your rocket-man probably can't land his craft on a postage stamp, either......... Oh...... what the hell...... go on. Show a vid of this bloke or something, it'll give you something to do. :)
     
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    Anyways. To answer your question, there is something called material science. Here is an example of an MIT materials scientist doing research on growing important materials and composites by making bacteria and viruses grow them.
    Using nature to grow batteries

    People

    Usually you will know that a Wood scientists is actually a scientist if he/she is researching something on how to convert woody pulp into plastic replacements or how to make wood structures stronger through altering its fiber structures to nano-synthesis etc. Such things, if done and if published in good journals, will make him/her a scientist who does research in wood. Otherwise not.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    The above was sent to another, but it interested me.......

    OK........... but do you use modern equipment......... would you permit yourself to use a kettle, for instance?

    True......... That is true.
    And when the invention (or whatever) goes horribly wrong, everybody forgets that they ever believed in it and goes into instant denial, pointing fingers at anybody else in range.
    True.....

    And that's another new word I've leaned today..... POP-SCIENCE! I love it!
    If you've been reading Polymath's posts you will have seen that real science is 'VALID-SCIENCE'
    POP-SCIENCE is obviously just BS-SCIENCE used to impress, con and deceive innocent folks........ like little ol' me. :D

    OK, but your qualifications are no good to me today, all I need today is somebody who knows anything, absolutely anything about bloody electric bike brushless motors......... what the hell was ever wrong with brushed motors?
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    I will look up your link later.......... must go now.
    :)
     
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