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Reply #114: You also have misunderstood the purpose of Bazant Zhou. [View All]

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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 01:50 PM
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114. You also have misunderstood the purpose of Bazant Zhou.
It is fallacious to accuse Bazant Zhou of not doing something it was never intended to do. It's like blaming a Rothko for a lack of perspective drawing.

It is fallacious to dismiss what Bazant Zhou actually does because it does not do something you think it should be doing.

It is your assumptions that prevent you from understanding what Bazant Zhou does.

It is your own problem that you cannot understand how Bazant Zhou puts the visual evidence into a proper context.

The numbers don't lie. Bazant Zhou began the process of putting numbers to the visual evidence. In the course of doing that, Bazant Zhou demonstrated a simple numerical fact about those buildings - that the structure below had no ability to arrest the force of the descending upper section. Further work has refined that demonstration and gotten the numbers closer to the visual evidence, but this does not deny the validity of what Bazant Zhou demonstrated.

And you can be flippant about things you don't understand all the live-long day. You're only fooling yourself.
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