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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 09:04 AM
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29. It's possible; on reflection, I'm being hard on the guy
What he's saying isn't really 'out there' (what I've seen of it, anyway); it's just his claims for how earth shattering it all is that set alarm bells ringing. As you say, humility is sorely missing from his writing, while, if you take someone like Carl Sagan, or Jared Diamond (who the guy likes), they just explain things, without claiming to be special.

He keeps on using the words 'evolution' and 'science', but from what I can see, he's just making hand-waving observations on sociology and psychology, with no connection to evolution (apart from saying "we're all the same species, with the same potential" - hardly a revolutionary idea), or, indeed, a concept of what 'science' really is (I think he may have a chip on his shoulder about that - with no training, or research, peer reviewed or otherwise, he still thinks he's a 'scientist'). If he just made them as normal posts, to, say, DU, they might fit in quite nicely. It might be worth enduring the colour scheme of the website sometime, when I'm at a loose end.
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