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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 1944 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 08:03
Re: Despite the Obvious 299 D-Archer 03-Aug-18 10:31
Re: Despite the Obvious 301 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 15:15
Despite the Irony 303 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 16:04
Re: Despite the Irony 293 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 18:21
Re: Despite the Irony 314 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 21:35
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Mod Note > Post Reauthorized 295 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Aug-18 17:29
Re: Despite the Irony 279 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Aug-18 18:08
Re: Despite the Irony 269 KsFisher 05-Aug-18 17:54
Re: Despite the Obvious 275 Eddie Larry 03-Aug-18 15:35
Re: Despite the Obvious 277 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 18:34
Paradigm Paralysis 527 KsFisher 13-Aug-18 21:38
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 319 Steve Clayton 13-Aug-18 22:30
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 304 KsFisher 13-Aug-18 23:06
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 271 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 01:09
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 299 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 01:23
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 292 cladking 14-Aug-18 01:41
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 288 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 04:07
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 308 Thunderbird 14-Aug-18 20:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 279 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 03:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 279 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 03:56
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 297 Corpuscles 14-Aug-18 04:30
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 309 Audrey 14-Aug-18 05:32
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 296 Corpuscles 14-Aug-18 05:55
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 311 Susan Doris 14-Aug-18 05:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 303 MDaines 14-Aug-18 07:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 299 DUNE 14-Aug-18 10:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 297 MDaines 14-Aug-18 10:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 287 DUNE 14-Aug-18 11:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 293 MDaines 14-Aug-18 12:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 291 DUNE 14-Aug-18 12:46
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 293 MDaines 14-Aug-18 13:38
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 419 KsFisher 19-Aug-18 01:04
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 295 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 16:35
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 296 cladking 14-Aug-18 20:11
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 272 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 20:19
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 289 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 21:41
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 297 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 23:57
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