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Susan,

Your misuse of science is often in a form called "scientism." Here are two of your statements:

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I think it is important that if a statement is made that something is true, it should be able to be backed up by appropriate and objective evidence.

It is never expected that statements be backed up by evidence unless they are presented as scientific or scientific like statements, expressed as the findings of some study. Such statements are relatively rare, since scientists only study a small sliver of phenomena or experiences one might report. You call them "statements of fact", and combine them with all other statements. Then, you treat those statements that couldn't be possibly studied in a scientific way with the invalid evidence requirements of scientific studies.

That's scientism.

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Children are not allowed, or supposed to be allowed, to read forums like this, but if they do, I think the more of future generations who can distinguish between fact and fiction, and thus are able to really realise the amazing evolved reality and huge potential of our human brains, then the better that will be.

GHMB has specifically required that adult themes only be discussed in the Mature board so that young people be able to read the other GHMB forums--and they do. When they are confronted with your scientistic demands for evidence, and your claims about the "amazing evolved reality and huge potential of our human brains," it is more likely that they go away confused about science rather than swayed by your evangelistic atheism.

Ray



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16-Nov-18 07:35 by drrayeye.

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Negative proof theory 919 greengirl5 12-Nov-18 20:38
Re: Negative proof theory 146 Jock 12-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Negative proof theory 137 Itatw70s 12-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Negative proof theory 132 Jock 13-Nov-18 00:00
Re: Negative proof theory 135 Enigcom 12-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Negative proof theory 129 Jock 13-Nov-18 00:01
Re: Negative proof theory 135 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 00:22
Re: Negative proof theory 129 Jock 13-Nov-18 01:55
Re: Negative proof theory 125 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 12:27
Re: Negative proof theory 129 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:50
Re: Negative proof theory 124 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 02:00
Half believing 123 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 01:49
I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 120 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 01:56
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 128 Jock 13-Nov-18 06:43
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 131 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 08:53
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 123 Jock 14-Nov-18 00:10
Surprise! 123 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 00:23
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 125 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 12:33
Re: Half believing 131 Jock 13-Nov-18 01:57
Re: Half believing 129 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 02:05
Re: Half believing 124 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:40
Re: Half believing 124 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:00
Re: Negative proof theory 130 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:34
Believe it or not 130 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:13
Re: Believe it or not 130 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 12:53
The parallel in science 122 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 01:13
Re: The parallel in science 125 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:09
Waiting? 116 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 06:12
Re: Waiting? 116 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 06:34
Re: Waiting? 119 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 12:02
Sticking to science 117 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 07:00
Re: Sticking to science 124 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 07:52
Re: Sticking to science 123 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 12:05
Re: The parallel in science 121 Jock 15-Nov-18 00:44
Re: The parallel in science 121 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 01:50
Null hypothesis 122 drrayeye 15-Nov-18 02:56
Ah, nothing! 117 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 03:23
Re: Null hypothesis 120 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 15:25
Re: Null hypothesis 111 drrayeye 15-Nov-18 18:02
Re: Negative proof theory 208 Poster Boy 18-Nov-18 17:49
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 124 Eddie Larry 13-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 126 Jock 14-Nov-18 00:07
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 125 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 00:29
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 124 Jock 14-Nov-18 05:20
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 125 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 16:33
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 120 Jock 15-Nov-18 01:52
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 121 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 03:23
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 119 Jock 15-Nov-18 05:12
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 117 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 15:00
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 129 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 00:30
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 127 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 00:43
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 126 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 01:57
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 127 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 01:58
WOW! 122 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 06:30
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 126 Jock 14-Nov-18 05:22
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 124 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 16:40
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 119 Jock 15-Nov-18 00:21
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 115 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 02:14
Karl Popper 125 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Karl Popper 119 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 02:19
Answering myself 117 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 03:14
Re: Answering myself 124 Jock 15-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Answering myself 123 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 03:27
Re: Answering myself 117 Jock 15-Nov-18 05:14
Re: Answering myself 120 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Answering myself 138 jazzmumbles 15-Nov-18 16:48
Re: Answering myself 121 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 21:22
Re: Negative proof theory 131 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 12:45
Scientific proof 118 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 15:02
Re: Scientific proof 122 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 15:53
you're missing the point 122 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 19:08
Re: you're missing the point 120 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:58
Re: you're missing the point 116 Jock 14-Nov-18 21:58
Re: you're missing the point 123 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 22:22
Re: you're missing the point 125 Jock 14-Nov-18 22:36
Re: you're missing the point 124 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 23:06
Re: Scientific proof 125 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Scientific proof 115 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 06:08
Re: Scientific proof 122 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 07:00
Re: Scientific proof 124 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:42
Re: Negative proof theory 123 Enigcom 14-Nov-18 17:26
Re: Negative proof theory 130 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Negative proof theory 124 Enigcom 14-Nov-18 18:11
Re: Negative proof theory 124 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 21:15
Re: Negative proof theory 118 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Negative proof theory 123 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 07:08
Re: Negative proof theory 126 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 07:49
Re: Negative proof theory 125 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 09:07
Re: Negative proof theory 122 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 13:19
scientism and young minds 121 drrayeye 15-Nov-18 19:40
Re: scientism and young minds 121 Susan Doris 16-Nov-18 06:44
From the rabbit hole again 111 drrayeye 16-Nov-18 07:49
Re: From the rabbit hole again 118 Susan Doris 16-Nov-18 08:22
Re: From the rabbit hole again 118 drrayeye 16-Nov-18 12:33
Re: From the rabbit hole again 121 Susan Doris 16-Nov-18 13:36
In a nutshell 116 greengirl5 16-Nov-18 21:23
Re: In a nutshell 121 Susan Doris 17-Nov-18 05:58
Re: In a nutshell 116 greengirl5 17-Nov-18 21:29
Re: In a nutshell 118 Susan Doris 18-Nov-18 05:43
Re: In a nutshell 118 greengirl5 18-Nov-18 11:14
Corrected "demans" to "demands" 114 drrayeye 16-Nov-18 07:36
Glad to be free! 115 greengirl5 16-Nov-18 11:52
God fixation 126 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:37
Re: God fixation 122 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 06:36
Re: God fixation 134 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 07:13
Re: God fixation 134 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 07:53


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