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...part of the curriculum and is perpetuated by ridicule among colleagues and there is not a single one of them who has the capacity for scientific objectivity when it comes to this subject or evidence. This is what is known as confirmation bias, a term created by physicists for an actual scientific condition. Most know this as paradigm paralysis which is just what it implies. Of course with archaeology, this is not the only indicator of the condition. Consider other oppositions to a paradigm shift. The same as the assessment I first received regarding the stone tools, it is mostly based on nothing more than mere speculation.
I have listened all the way through your post. I just picked out one part to quote, but before I read through the other posts, I am writing to say that yours seems to me to reveal clearly the very strong confirmation bias etc that you hav. Seems to me that you now do not approach any other, more conventional ideas, with an open mind, because you think you know better. Ah, well.

ETA: I have now listened to other posts. One of the things you said in OP about ancient people was 'this is exactly what they did',which in itself implies absolute conviction. There should, I think, always be a qualifier somewhere. Even the scientific method never claims total proof

Susan



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Despite the Obvious 1892 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 08:03
Re: Despite the Obvious 283 D-Archer 03-Aug-18 10:31
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Despite the Irony 280 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 16:04
Re: Despite the Irony 273 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 18:21
Re: Despite the Irony 298 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 21:35
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Mod Note > Post Reauthorized 267 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Aug-18 17:29
Re: Despite the Irony 266 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Aug-18 18:08
Re: Despite the Irony 255 KsFisher 05-Aug-18 17:54
Re: Despite the Obvious 261 Eddie Larry 03-Aug-18 15:35
Re: Despite the Obvious 259 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 18:34
Paradigm Paralysis 510 KsFisher 13-Aug-18 21:38
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 291 Steve Clayton 13-Aug-18 22:30
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 285 KsFisher 13-Aug-18 23:06
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 258 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 01:09
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 282 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 01:23
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 278 cladking 14-Aug-18 01:41
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 258 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 04:07
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 279 Thunderbird 14-Aug-18 20:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 263 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 03:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 262 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 03:56
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 282 Corpuscles 14-Aug-18 04:30
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 292 Audrey 14-Aug-18 05:32
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 280 Corpuscles 14-Aug-18 05:55
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 294 Susan Doris 14-Aug-18 05:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 286 MDaines 14-Aug-18 07:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 271 DUNE 14-Aug-18 10:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 271 MDaines 14-Aug-18 10:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 272 DUNE 14-Aug-18 11:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 279 MDaines 14-Aug-18 12:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 275 DUNE 14-Aug-18 12:46
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 277 MDaines 14-Aug-18 13:38
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 383 KsFisher 19-Aug-18 01:04
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 280 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 16:35
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 264 cladking 14-Aug-18 20:11
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 257 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 20:19
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 271 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 21:41
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 276 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 23:57
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