Originally Posted by JerryLove
Originally Posted by myinitialsaredac
Are you just trolling or have you tried it?
I would say if you have not tried it; telling someone they are not experiencing what they say is a bit of an unsubstantiated ridiculous statement or a personal attack...
So you'd have no issue with me telling you that the aircraft flying over my house make less noise when I wear a blue shirt than when I wear other colors?
As I have heard an airplane over my house I would disagree with you. However, if I lived in an area without any planes how could I say? While this seems odd, it is because I am arguing a fallacy.
You are straw manning a little as there may be differences in cables and cables do interact with the current (there may not, but it is a topic for discussion).
Going on this, if there are differences (play along, I am not saying either way) then they may change the AC sinewave (again they probably don't but play along) which in turn may affect something that uses AC power. (again I am in no way supporting this).
Understanding sound to be pressure waves, and the color of ones shirt not necessarily interacting with them nor the ability to perceive sound, it is a different argument. Bar if your shirt was really large and had a hood then maybe...
How can I believe either way in a conversation I know nothing about? If someone asked me do I think loop quantum gravity or string theory was the correct answer I would decline to provide an answer the same way I am doing now.
What reasoning did I provide? I simply stated that it seems illogical to render a verdict or better yet to render someone's experiences as false when one does not have any experience in the topic.
If you have no idea of how cables work (I can't say whether you do or not, nor am I alleging whether or not you do) then how can you draw a line for something that interacts with the cable?
In my opinion this is one of the issues with this "argument". There are too many unsubstantiated opinions floating around for people to sift through. Those that truly want to provide evidence with some conviction either way probably decline to simply because of the use of fallacies and emotion rather than logic.
Edit: To summarize, it is my opinion that people writing statements about anything to do with cables (and topics far beyond cables) should either: quote experience, discuss theory, discuss evidence. Without any of the three what is the point beyond trolling?
Edited by myinitialsaredac - 1/4/11 at 5:38pm