Bruno, Stathis et al, What you say is clearly true. It's as though expertise in one field convinces some people, often those in charge surrounded by sycophants, that anything they say must be true. This is deplorable because these aberrant statements undermine all the true statements they have made. Just because Einstein or Marchal or Samish says it's so doesn't make it so. That's hard to accept. That means that everything I'm told I have to personally reason through in order to accept it - I can't accept things at face value - if I do I make mistakes. (I make mistakes in any case, but try to minimize them!) I hope that contributors to this list will keep this in mind. If you want to convince me of something, please make your argument convincing - include references, avoid jargon. I can't accept it just because you say so. Norman ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruno Marchal" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Stephen Paul King" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 1:23 AM Subject: Re: How did he get his information?
Le 03-juil.-05, à 06:55, Stephen Paul King a écrit : > Charlatan, maybe... I have discovered that *many* scientist can be serious in a field and very bad or even charlatan in another field. It is certainly a reason to be skeptic of all authoritative arguments. Bruno http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/