- Nov 25, 2009
If we can't put our trust in science and the scientific-method, then we may as well...
You clearly did not get what I was trying to tell. And I really do not appreciate your tone.
It's about people. The so called 'scientific method' has attained religious status and it's zealous followers it's priests that can do no wrong. But however you want to turn it around it is always about interpretation. Setting up a test, any test, requires a preconceived Idea. Preconceived by... people! And interpretation is done by... people. You put to much trust in certain people, attributing to them a total lack of bias or emotion, while especially scientists have very strong 'beliefs'. 'Science' always comes with a certain worldview because the sentience is done by people.
I'm not a hypocrite as you so finely put it, just very experienced in the human way of thinking and very pragmatic. Testing humans will never get you a 'fact', except when you dissect them. Any results will always be stochastic. You cannot say: 'Chinese are tall', or tiny. Or yellow skinned (very racist example, I know, sorry). Compared to what? And which one of the 1bln are you referring to?
The scientific method is just 1 way of getting results. And a pretty good way. The trouble starts when people start hijacking it to prove they are right.
To me you sound like an angry young man. To quote Will Smith in I robot: "You must be one of the dumbest smart people I know". But don't worry, hopefully one day you will see that there's more to the world than what you learned in school - even a scientist needs love when he comes home. It just requires a choice: do you want to take the red pill or the blue pill. It's all about the wanting part.
Oh, and FYI: I make or modify all my equipment and cables etc. myself. I don't 'believe' in audio voodoo but I'm also not that stupid that I don't try it because... "it's just impossible". Now that is stupid. And all too common in the scientific community. This whole hobby is about enjoyment. So there no reason to snap at each other.