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Author Topic:   Has Mick the Wiz finally lost his last marble?
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Message 16 of 19 (917369)
04-04-2024 12:22 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by nwr
04-03-2024 9:57 PM

Well, he did say
Which I thought was cogent.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.

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Message 17 of 19 (917370)
04-04-2024 2:43 AM

This search of his for things that science has changed its mind about must be driving him properly nuts. Certainly seems so, his broken thinking is getting wilder and wilder.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London. Olen Suomi Soy Barcelona. I am Ukraine.

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 18 of 19 (917371)
04-04-2024 7:25 AM
Reply to: Message 17 by Tangle
04-04-2024 2:43 AM

But, Jesus!!

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up, why would you have to lie?

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Message 19 of 19 (917374)
04-04-2024 11:05 AM

Asimov nailed it
Can't help but think of this Asimov quote:
The young specialist in English Lit, having quoted me, went on to lecture me severely on the fact that in every century people have thought they understood the universe at last, and in every century they were proved to be wrong. It follows that the one thing we can say about our modern "knowledge" is that it is wrong. The young man then quoted with approval what Socrates had said on learning that the Delphic oracle had proclaimed him the wisest man in Greece. "If I am the wisest man," said Socrates, "it is because I alone know that I know nothing." the implication was that I was very foolish because I was under the impression I knew a great deal.
My answer to him was, "John, when people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."
  —Isaac Asimov

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