So what are your definitions of ‘healthy scepticism’ and ‘debunkery’? Probably different from mine!! Your interpretation here of my posts etc is your personal and subjective opinion but does not accord with mine.Quote
At some point though Susan you crossed over from healthy skepticism to debunkery,
I became more confident in differentiating between fact and speculation, having read the views os sceptics and scientists getting to know quite a few personally, , subscribing to New Scientist, listening to more science broad casts on radio,, reading books by Prof Brian cox etc etc. Bearing in mind that at no point has anyone come up with objective evidence for any thing coming under even the broadest of headings of supernatural, I see no reason why this position should change. If you think that subjective evidence is not open to challenge, on a message board like this then why would that be?
Well, I can’t stop you from thinking that, but what facts are you referring to which I disregarded and which showed objectively that a speculative idea was in fact fact?.Quote
instead of looking for the truth it became more important for you to look to disprove something regardless of the facts
Why is it not ‘productive’? What do you think would be ‘productive’ about agreeing that something subjective is, in fact, objective? It’s not that I am railing against things, I will always campaign for the distinction to be made as often as possible between fact and fiction, with a clear necessity of course for an ‘unknown’ area.Quote
This is even less productive than what it is you are railing against IMO.
I read all ideas, implausible or not, with great interest because they all demonstrate the infinite abilities of the naturally evolved human brain. Also because I’ve been reading all these things for my whole life. Reading about e.g. Mu? Been there, done that, got the T-shirt!!Quote
The question in the OP as well is what alternative ideas do you think are plausible or maybe you have some of your own.
There is no need for there to be a ‘point’ of being here. I lost all focal vision and was lucky enough to be able to find a computer and suitable software to enable me to keep entering discussion groups, and during the past few years with an age-related cataract not esactly helping, and being unable to travel and visit new places, I personally enjoy the communication, whether this comes as agreement or not.Quote
If not then what is the point of being here?
And of course, no-one needs to respond to my posts if they prefer not to!