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Re: Defending The Indefensible - Dickenson

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 14:14:29 -0000
Fwd Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 17:26:52 -0400
Subject: Re: Defending The Indefensible - Dickenson


>From: Viktor Golubik <Diverge247.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 16:42:21 EDT
>Subject: Re: Defending The Indefensible

<snip>

>Science simply uses models to characterize and predict events.
>The models shouldn't be mistaken for the literal truth. Yet, we
>must admit that we certainly have confidence in many and we've
>come a long way. Hopefully, closer to understanding some of our
>dilemmas.

<snip>

Hi Viktor,

While I'd like to agree with the tone of your message, the more
we examine our `science' the more it appears to be made up of
circular arguments. Like "apples fall from trees due to the Law
of Gravity" - No they don't. The so-called Law of Gravity is
merely a mathematical description of the event, not a "law" at
all; science actually knows of no explanation for "gravity". We
tend to confuse our mathematics, which is necessarily all
tautology, and our technology, which is the result of trial and
error, with `science'.

"It has been speculated that, of all groups, scientists and
engineers might be the most devastated by the discovery of
relatively superior creatures, since these professions are most
clearly associated with the mastery of nature rather than with
the understanding and expression of man ... Advanced
understanding of nature might vitiate all our theories at the
very least, if not also require a culture and perhaps a brain
inaccessible to earth scientists".

That someone would make such a statement is maybe only
realistic, but it's somewhat scary all the same.


Cheers

Ray D




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