Originally Posted by Megaohmz
Actually what I was trying to say in a sort of cryptic manner, is that no matter what someone believes, there is always out there one who does not believe, but knows.
It's funny because I believe in God not because of faith, but because I have experienced a sort of miracle that I will keep to myself. I actually think that faith is a really good way to get yourself into trouble, which is why I only study religions for political/historical knowledge. I think that organized religion is the elites way of trapping minds and controlling the populace. This has a negative effect on people who are atheists, and see through the manipulation. They will "never believe in a creator, or universal conscience" unless a bearded man comes down and tells them he is God and "proves it".
So in a way I disagree with the video, not because of logic, but because of my personal experiences. The video is logically arranged in a way so that it makes sense. It would be folly to believe in something that you don't "know", but it would also be equally ridiculous not to investigate something that everyone is on a bandwagon with. I like the video in a way because you can show it to people and make them look wrong, since it talks logical circles around and in on itself.
One thing I, being a scientist believe, is that the more questions are answered by science, the more questions will exponentially follow. It is like peeling back reality, and realizing it is all just there to mess with you in a way. When they find the higgs boson will that suffice? Is the higgs boson made of yet even more infinitely small particles, with multiple infinite dimensions?
It's easy to question science. It's something else to overturn a century of hard results, tests and real-world experience. This isn't some theoretical deal. It is hands-on, hardcore reality.
The - literally - billions of electronic tests conducted over 100 years lend credence to known electrical theories. Millions and millions of people have tested equipment with millions of devices. If something as fundamental as RLC had flaws, it probably would have shown up before 1910.
As for the psychological aspect, I could humiliate you with a coathanger and a blindfold.
I think that, on some level, you know you cannot pass a listening test.
Every believer goes into hiding when pressed to take a test. I've seen a lot of argument, but believers are always afraid to put their belief to the test. No one will listen with their eyes closed. No one will buy a $5 DMM (Harbor Freight has them, cheap) and see what's going on. As far as I can tell, every believer is terrified about confronting the truth.
Me? I bought some expensive cables. I actually still use some silly silver thing between my tonearm and phonostage. It came with the SME IV arm. It works. No magic, but it works, so I kept it. I had the others for a few years and listened daily. I also put them on my test gear - I have a nice DMM, LCR meter, oscilloscope, frequency counter, and a few other things. All measurements and tests were the same as other cables. They all sounded the same.
I didn't have firm beliefs before I went through the cables. But now I do, especially in light of all the reports and measurements I've seen. My opinion was formed on direct experience, tests and the reports of others who did the same.
If you have faith, put it to the test. See what happens. If you turn out to be wrong, why have faith? If you're afraid to test faith, then do you actually have faith in the first place?