Joined: Oct. 2006
|Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 27 2009,00:09)|
|It's what propels this site--that fascination of watching people of no understanding perform pointless rituals, expecting miracles you know they'll never receive. Very much like an anthropologist studying a Cargo Cult.|
It's also rather depressing, a bit like a group of one-armed 6-year-olds playing Pooh sticks while discussing how this will get them an Olympic gold in archery.
I look at their meaningless prattling and wonder, do the genuine commentators never have the slightest inkling of the gulf that separates what they are doing from real science? Have they ever actually looked at a scientific paper and thought about the kind of work and more particularly the kind of thinking that is involved? I guess the answer has to be 'no'.
All sweeping statements are wrong.