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    Hello there. I'll admit I'm primarily here with a burning (to me) question concerning relativity which no-one seems to be able to answer (and truthfully I'm wondering if it's actually a meaningful question)... I'm semi-regular on the Richard Dawkins forum so I expect there may be one or two familiar entities here.

    Er... not sure what else to say.

    Long live sceptical enquiry.
    Down with woo.
    Let's see what you people have been up to around here.


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    Hello their War Arrow how are you...?
    Im afraid i can't help you with you question "I'm not bright enough"...
    But allow me to be he fist to say Hi...

    Hi... :wink:


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    Thanks and hi to you to!

    I've just taken a proper look around and there's some interesting stuff going on here. I've also noticed a few (how can I put this?) seemingly suspect theories getting pushed forth - I know a little bit of wacky "things they don't want you to know" is probably unavoidable but er... that's in the minority, right?

    I ask principally because I've virtually given up on an archaeology forum for similar reasons. It was becoming impossible to discuss anything real without some f****** p**** piping up with the usual "oooh pyramids in Mexico AND Egypt!" evidence-free diffusionist crap. Life's getting too short to tangle with that kind of thing.
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    Hello War Arrow, and welcome to the forum. The level of tolerance for "seemingly suspect theories getting pushed forth" has been something of an ongoing discussion with the members here, and there are different opinions on what should be done about it, if anything. This forum is less strict than others I have seen, probably because such things are in the minority when you consider thread count - at least, in the subforums I frequent that seems to be the case. But as I'm sure you know, when they do pop up, they can rage on for pages. However, I think there should be plenty here to keep you occupied without having to delve into such debates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
    Hello War Arrow, and welcome to the forum. The level of tolerance for "seemingly suspect theories getting pushed forth" has been something of an ongoing discussion with the members here, and there are different opinions on what should be done about it, if anything. This forum is less strict than others I have seen, probably because such things are in the minority when you consider thread count - at least, in the subforums I frequent that seems to be the case. But as I'm sure you know, when they do pop up, they can rage on for pages. However, I think there should be plenty here to keep you occupied without having to delve into such debates.
    I'm probably a bit overly defensive at times. I attend a reading group at the local library at which one member regularly pipes up with anecdotes about how Einstein was wrong and so was Darwin because if you following cutting-edge physics (interesting term there) there's this guy (ramble ramble) ....and it turns out that the cells of this bacterial culture DECIDED to evolve. And so on.

    I don't know. I used to be more tolerant in my youth. Now I just get the red mist. That said, I'll now know to look out for the odd bit of crazy-person science slipping through, so thanks for the advice.

    Actually, it's not so much the crazy-person science I mind as the invariably accompanying subtext of do you want to be open-minded or have you been blinded by the truth of the facts?
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    New member unable to think of amusing title for first post
    Greetings from an old member who appreciates the self deprecating humour of the allegedly humourless title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by War Arrow
    I'm probably a bit overly defensive at times. I attend a reading group at the local library at which one member regularly pipes up with anecdotes about how Einstein was wrong and so was Darwin because if you following cutting-edge physics (interesting term there) there's this guy (ramble ramble) ....and it turns out that the cells of this bacterial culture DECIDED to evolve. And so on.

    I don't know. I used to be more tolerant in my youth. Now I just get the red mist. That said, I'll now know to look out for the odd bit of crazy-person science slipping through, so thanks for the advice.

    Actually, it's not so much the crazy-person science I mind as the invariably accompanying subtext of do you want to be open-minded or have you been blinded by the truth of the facts?
    I think anyone who has spent a good deal of time in science discussion forums, online or off, has had their share of that. I was actually much more likely to argue with them when I first started in on this hobby, but after watching a progressive line of them come and go, I pick my battles more carefully. And when I do decide to engage, I can leave the debate at any time with quietude, knowing that this is far from my first or last encounter of the kind.

    But I do become inherently suspicious when people begin to rail against the "dogma of science" and our "faith in beloved theories," etc. That just tells me that the person in question clearly does not understand how science as a process works and has worked throughout history, and that probably anything else they have to say is just as questionable in accuracy.

    But, as I said before, I don't think there's too much of that here. It has its presence of course, but it's easily tolerable.
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    Oooo...
    Archaeology and the Pyramids in Egypt...
    I love that topic, but don't panic i'm not gonna go off on one about random theories, i don't have any...
    I do love to learn about this subject though, but as I'm fairly young i don't actually have any friends who seem to be even remotely interested in some of the things i am and getting only music, fashion, going out & getting drunk (you know the drill) i like some of these things to but i love thing that make me think about them...
    Odd you may think, but if you met me you'd understand, for example i was the school rebel in my day and failed everything miserably, not because I'm stupid but because my school never did anything to catch my attention so just ran a riot instead, :wink: :wink: I'd sit and study the things that did interest me in my own time...

    Anyway small random rant over...
    This forum is generally really good for a rational exchange of views & thoughts, you get the odd idiot but i think that's true anywhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulabell83
    Oooo...
    Odd you may think, but if you met me you'd understand, for example i was the school rebel in my day and failed everything miserably, not because I'm stupid but because my school never did anything to catch my attention so just ran a riot instead, :wink: :wink: I'd sit and study the things that did interest me in my own time...
    Same here minus the rebel part (excepting inside my own head). Shame really, I didn't actually properly discover what I'm interested in until my thirties. I was just fannying around before that and getting sucked into any old UFO piece of crap that was going (though for the record, I'd say there's still something interesting about that subject though whether it's psychological or otherwise I wouldn't like to say). I think the maths was a big stumbling block for me at school, and it wasn't until much later that I really began to appreciate science, history and so on. Liked science at school but was never any good at it. History though I hated. It just seemed to be a roll call of big names (the usual explorers) and kind of missed out the whole sense of scale and fantastic innovation that I now associate with the subject. It's kind of scary over at the Dawkins forum (probably here too) conversing with 19 year olds doing impressive degrees in subjects I hadn't even heard of ten years ago, and seeing how much they're into it. Well, maybe not scary because I'm kind of impressed also.
    I went the art school route for want of any better ideas at the time, and it taught me that I didn't really want to crack the art world open being as it all seemed a bit sh*tty. On the positive side, I can namedrop Tracy Emin for what that's worth, and I did eventually learn to paint (as in REAL painting) although typically this didn't happen until after I left art school and realised that my artistic skills weren't that great considering - taught myself in the end.
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