Re: Debunking pseudoscience: Why horoscopes really work

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Date: Tue Nov 13 2001 - 19:31:23 GMT

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    Not one of your better efforts, Wade.

    "Didactic" can be applied to any clear, concise statement, so it's not a
    very effective insult. Not that a couple of all-purpose, gratuitous insults
    could serve any kind of constructive purpose. It's not as if you're saying
    something that I could then respond to. All I can do is throw it back in
    your face, where it came from.

    You do make one point, though-- that science is a function of the mind-- and
    it's not so much didactic as banal. In this case, all I can do is applaud
    your keen discernment. Bravo!


    > On 11/13/01 11:42, Dace said this-
    > >Science can be treated one of two ways, either as glorified engineering
    > >compartmentalized philosophy.
    > How didactic.
    > Compare this to treating it as a function of mind, which is what it is-
    > the way the senses and the intellect work out the world.
    > And in the absence of dogma, it always gets it right.
    > But it's tough to avoid, dogma.
    > But, who wants a dog for a mama, anyway?
    > - Wade

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