I realized today that on CSGnet the notion and concept of ‘critical discussion’ or Dialogue is a non entity. Proselytizing is the norm.
People like Gregory, Marken, and Powers always seem to talk past others because that is in effect exactly what they do.
They are only all too willing to be critical of YOUR idea’s. But cannot deal with, nor can they handle when someone is critical of theirs. That is when the conversation comes to an end, and the smart-ass remarks, strawmen and red herrings begin to appear.
You can count on it like you can count on the sun to rise and set.
When they end providing you with their words of wisdom, and comments, or they are convinced they cannot change your mind on a topic, that signals the end of the rational conversation and the nonsense commences.
CSGnet has never been a place for ‘critical’ scientific discussion. A scientific ‘discussion’ involves at least TWO parties, each willing to listen, absorb, and test the idea’s, not only of others, but most importantly, of and for themselves.
Introspection, is NO test, and that seems to be the only ‘test’ the hierarchy has been able to ‘pass’.
Hey Ken, am I still ‘polluting’ CSGnet with trash? I can see you are a man of idea’s as well.
A forum of demagogues.