> "Last week I reviewed Scott Creighton’s new
> book, The Great Pyramid Hoax, and I’m sure many
> readers will find the discussion of my review on
> the Graham Hancock website message board to be
> both instructive and amusing. There, critics
> contend that I had no business reviewing the book
> because I am a “blogger” and lack the
> necessary advanced degrees to credibly evaluate
> whether Creighton, a Scottish engineer and
> AboveTopSecret.com message board moderator, was
> able to develop a coherent argument. It’s
> amusing that I supposedly need greater credentials
> than either Creighton or Graham Hancock possess to
> evaluate whether Creighton was able to meet the
> basic requirements of argumentation."
> - Jason Colavito (from his blog)
I hope he didn't take any of my comments about his qualifications personally.
I'm not impressed by most of his arguments though he does sometimes raise relevant points and make sound argument. He has very interesting blogs and is very good at starting discussion on a variety of subjects.
His biggest problem is just like all "believers" and most so-called skeptics, he thinks that by stating the relevant orthodox belief that he has won an argument. Just like everyone else he doesn't understand this orthodoxy is irrelevant outside of its definitions and axioms and is irrelevant to many alternative theories.
Epistemology and metaphysics are lying in a burning heap next to the road of human progress. Colavito won't even slow to gawk at it but he has all the credentials he needs to talk about any subject at all. It's a damn shame this and the wreck aren't obvious to everybody.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06-Oct-16 14:12 by cladking.