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Alchemist

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I really didn't expect this place to be as warm and welcoming considering how condescending I probably came off in my posts. I thought I would be called names and attacked, which is why I came out firing. I commend you guys for being respectful and polite. I respect what you do and the way you think... you challenge me to get my facts straight and dig deeper to find more convincing arguments. At the end of the day, we're all on the same page attempting to discern the truth from falsehood so cheers.
 

Jazzy

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I was so infuriated by people making nonsense out of truth that I started out a determined warrior. I wanted BLOOD to flow. It was a shock to me that people were doing this.

Before I retired from working in the engineering profession (where one is always trying to arrive at practical truths) I last had a regular staff job twenty years before my retirement, and after that I was peripatetic, involved in short term projects, with increasingly less brief periods out of work. A natural outcome, I believe, when the country has exported its machine tools and closed its factories. There was much dissension and shortage of investment. But proper scientific and technical information was sacrosanct.

The new wave of misinformers arrived with the WWW in the late nineties, but I was unaware of it until a musician friend went off on it in 2005.

A post like yours puts you immediately on my side. We can all disagree about things, and hammer out differences in debate, and that's fine. I really dislike people who claim a superior knowledge without being prepared to back it up, and especially when they brand me, a private individual with no allegiances whatsoever, a tool of some disinformation system.

There appears to be a new wave of co-ordinated propagandists at work, determined to attack the scientific method. It isn't too difficult to destroy a beautifully-designed machine. Dirt will do the job. And dirt is what these people use, and are.
 

Mick West

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I really didn't expect this place to be as warm and welcoming considering how condescending I probably came off in my posts. I thought I would be called names and attacked, which is why I came out firing. I commend you guys for being respectful and polite. I respect what you do and the way you think... you challenge me to get my facts straight and dig deeper to find more convincing arguments. At the end of the day, we're all on the same page attempting to discern the truth from falsehood so cheers.

Thanks. However you need a little more focus if you want to get something useful out of it. Please don't flood the board with questions and links, and try to find existing answers first before posting. We want to avoid duplication of effort and wasting time. Quality over quantity.
 
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Leifer

Senior Member.
I understand Mick's stance....and it is not as harsh as he makes it seems. Friendliness and politeness are a given here. So if you show your appreciation by contributing to a hot issue in the same manner....everyone will notice.
Welcome to the "sane asylum".
 

jomper

Inactive Member
There appears to be a new wave of co-ordinated propagandists at work, determined to attack the scientific method.
I do hope you don't mean me. :) And welcome, theeAlchemist -- I liked that long post you opened with, being a fan of the Corbett Report, although I can see why HappyMonday had to stamp out your fire on that occasion.
 

Jazzy

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I do hope you don't mean me. :) And welcome, theeAlchemist -- I liked that long post you opened with, being a fan of the Corbett Report, although I can see why HappyMonday had to stamp out your fire on that occasion.
No, I didn't. :)
 

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