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Dr. Eugenie C. Scott: Science and Skepticism

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First Dark
Posted: 05.21.10, 01:09 PM
To counterbalance Waakzaam's praise, here are two critical reviews of Forbidden Archaeology and its 'Impact' .
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Waakzaam
Posted: 05.21.10, 06:47 AM
All would be well if the blind faith Dr. Scott has on scientific process was true, but as Dr. Michael Cremo has demonstrated in " Forbidden Archeology " there IS a scientific orthodoxy that filters out well documented evidence that does not fit with the current scientific narrative. His book illustrates many hundreds of cases and it has made a great impact in the academic world. I wonder if Fora may invite him to do a lecture.
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AGENTE"B"1633.
Posted: 05.19.10, 09:50 PM
man living in the moon wit the permit of the moon agent
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SenorPescado
Posted: 05.19.10, 07:30 PM
I use chrome with google
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Gravity Tractor
Posted: 05.19.10, 01:07 PM
greywolf, did you try a different browser? Does it do the same thing in IE? Opera? Chrome? I'm on the latest Firefox and I have zero issues.
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greywolf
Posted: 05.19.10, 07:11 AM
Can't comment on the video, as I cannot view it. There are serious problems with your website. 1) Site says it wants "at least Flashplayer 9": I have the latest version, which is 11. Website Flashplayer version detection is incorrect. This error occurs in a linked page, see below. 2) JavaScript error when I tried to start the video: "TypeError: a is undefined". Another error in a linked page. 3) I checked the page's code at validator.w3.org. It reports 186 errors, and 90 warnings. This includes the linked pages, but I did not bother to dig deeper. That's your job. 4) I also use NoScript (on Firefox), so that I can and do selectively allow the linked pages. You have far too many of those. The most serious issue is that the videos are not hosted on your main page, but on somebody else's. Any errors they make will of course make your site look bad, and they do make errors. Eg, the Flashplayer and JS errors occur in linked pages. HTH wolf k.
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GreatBigBore
Posted: 05.13.10, 02:36 PM
The internet link that she shows at the top of the screen, at about 30:30 , for the Australians debunking water-witching has been updated. See these two links instead: this one , which links to more than one video on water-witching, and this one , which seems not to have a video associated but rather a detailed description of water-witching experiments performed by a member of the Society.
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silverpill23
Posted: 05.13.10, 01:38 PM
No video download?
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Dnyso
Posted: 05.13.10, 05:49 AM
I was skeptical of this at first, but Dr. Scott really managed to steer clear of the obvious dangers. Someone should mail this to the CRU. The big hole in her argument is the core ideas. Science as it stands right now has a real weakness for moving things to the core too quickly, often on the basis computer print-outs or inscrutable math (often statistical), and has an institutional bias against revising the core. It is important to remember that there is no essential difference between Amazon tribesman and the Oxford academic. Scientism is not immune to the failures of human reasoning, the true skeptic must be skeptical of the scientific method and those who profess to employ it as well.
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Dmitry76
Posted: 05.13.10, 02:02 AM
In one documentary there was a version that astronauts just went around the moon but never landed and pictures from the moon are faked. At my point of view scepticism arise usually in the case of very big not well founded hypothesis which causes anxiety in the public mind like currently forgotten ozone hole and nuclear winter or nowadays popular theory of antropogenic global warming.
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