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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 Irony 331 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 16:04
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Re: Despite the Irony 344 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 21:35
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Re: Despite the Irony 302 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Aug-18 18:08
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Re: Despite the Obvious 306 Eddie Larry 03-Aug-18 15:35
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Re: Paradigm Paralysis 343 Steve Clayton 13-Aug-18 22:30
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 332 KsFisher 13-Aug-18 23:06
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 299 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 01:09
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Re: Paradigm Paralysis 321 cladking 14-Aug-18 01:41
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 326 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 04:07
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 337 Thunderbird 14-Aug-18 20:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 304 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 03:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 306 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 03:56
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 321 Corpuscles 14-Aug-18 04:30
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 333 Audrey 14-Aug-18 05:32
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 323 Corpuscles 14-Aug-18 05:55
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 338 Susan Doris 14-Aug-18 05:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 328 MDaines 14-Aug-18 07:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 324 DUNE 14-Aug-18 10:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 334 MDaines 14-Aug-18 10:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 318 DUNE 14-Aug-18 11:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 331 MDaines 14-Aug-18 12:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 315 DUNE 14-Aug-18 12:46
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 319 MDaines 14-Aug-18 13:38
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 463 KsFisher 19-Aug-18 01:04
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 319 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 16:35
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 327 cladking 14-Aug-18 20:11
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 296 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 20:19
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 315 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 21:41
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