|Joe the Ordinary Guy
Joined: April 2006
I just want to de-lurk long enough to observe that one of Dave’s fundamental tactics is backfiring (not that it worked well to begin with). At the start of this thread, Dave quickly adopted an M.O. that consisted of making an outlandish statement, then watching as a large number of responses were posted, and picking out a very few of those to “respond” to. Dave’s responses were indeed “science-y” and would certainly fool an uneducated layman. Then a large number of responses would again roll in, Dave would again pick a very few, and ignore the really hard ones.
But as the thread has grown, the sheer number of “ignored” posts gets pretty big, and frankly, Dave, it makes you look pretty bad. You might claim that it is difficult to answer twenty posters, and you’d be right: it is difficult, but it is not impossible. Hey, YOU’RE the one with all that fruits-of-success leisure time to invest; make a list or something, and answer them ALL. Hint: it’s OK to say “I don’t know”. Real scientists say that all the time.