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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 1984 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 08:03
Re: Despite the Obvious 314 D-Archer 03-Aug-18 10:31
Re: Despite the Obvious 314 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 15:15
Despite the Irony 321 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 16:04
Re: Despite the Irony 311 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 18:21
Re: Despite the Irony 335 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 21:35
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Mod Note > Post Reauthorized 310 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Aug-18 17:29
Re: Despite the Irony 294 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Aug-18 18:08
Re: Despite the Irony 287 KsFisher 05-Aug-18 17:54
Re: Despite the Obvious 296 Eddie Larry 03-Aug-18 15:35
Re: Despite the Obvious 292 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 18:34
Paradigm Paralysis 543 KsFisher 13-Aug-18 21:38
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 332 Steve Clayton 13-Aug-18 22:30
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 318 KsFisher 13-Aug-18 23:06
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 284 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 01:09
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 319 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 01:23
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 312 cladking 14-Aug-18 01:41
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 300 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 04:07
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 328 Thunderbird 14-Aug-18 20:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 293 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 03:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 295 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 03:56
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 311 Corpuscles 14-Aug-18 04:30
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 324 Audrey 14-Aug-18 05:32
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 312 Corpuscles 14-Aug-18 05:55
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 326 Susan Doris 14-Aug-18 05:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 318 MDaines 14-Aug-18 07:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 314 DUNE 14-Aug-18 10:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 321 MDaines 14-Aug-18 10:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 307 DUNE 14-Aug-18 11:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 312 MDaines 14-Aug-18 12:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 305 DUNE 14-Aug-18 12:46
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 307 MDaines 14-Aug-18 13:38
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 439 KsFisher 19-Aug-18 01:04
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 307 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 16:35
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 309 cladking 14-Aug-18 20:11
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 282 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 20:19
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 303 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 21:41
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 311 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 23:57
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