Originally posted by sonhouse
Not interested in continuing, since your POV is you are ALWAYS right and we are ALWAYS wrong no matter what counter we present. You just say I am going off on tangents when in fact it is you refusing to even argue any other points but the two you keep obsessing over.
We are never going to give you the answer you want so this discussion is over. Crawl back under your rock and live in your limited mythological universe.
What a tic...
In the other thread--- which you continue to stray from the two questions asked--- I specifically and repeatedly emphasized how my focus in the thread would be restricted to the two questions.
Nonetheless you continued to go off track and instead of keeping the conversation on topic, found new and novel ways to introduce a sundry list of other objections.
It is almost as if you think by having a wall of text in objection the sheer number of such will satisfy the argument.
Unfortunately for you, it doesn't work that way.
In order for a single point to apply, it must be established beyond contention.
I could list 50 reasons why the internet doesn't exist but not a single one of them would be compelling or accurate, so why would I offer them and hope to prevail?
This is the primary purpose behind my intention to keep the focus on but two points: establish them or demolish them, either way the conversation is advanced.
I have acknowledged repeatedly that I may be completely wrong on the topic, but in order for that to hold sway, the evidence which I am presenting must be examined (without distraction) and a determination as to its veracity.
Unlike you and other self-described scienc-y types, I am beholden to actual scientific examination which requires an open, inquisitive mind first and foremost.
It requires a non-biased consideration of the facts of the examination.
It also requires proper observation as well as mathematical agreement with reality.
And finally, it requires logic and the ability to apply the same to the findings.
In the spirit of concession, I started this thread to address one of the objections you continued to offer in the other thread.
And even here, you cannot stay on topic, choosing instead to wander off on all manner of auxiliary issues instead of the one at hand.