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Thread #76904   Message #1367666
Posted By: harpgirl
30-Dec-04 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: The WMD that is never mentioned
Subject: RE: BS: The WMD that is never mentioned
Dave...a discussion which examines an idea. We only seem to be able to do this with songs at
mudcat. When I come upon an idea that is unconventional I get interested and excited. Why not argue both sides of the question instead of the no side?

I want to
know more. I don't have to swallow the conventional crap anymore. The question:

Is something like scalar weaponry causing disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions,
giant buildings to fall down)?... to me is a very interesting question. To dismiss these questions so
cavalierly is frightening to me.

Donuel is unconventional and seems to be a very interesting fellow. Yet he has been ridiculed and
dismissed here at mudcat. Why is that?

Some people around here just seem to have all the answers and are insistent that other ideas are
always bunk...It seems closed minded to me. I understand the need to make jokes...I like funnies
as much as the next person.

But to insist that something is not possible reminds me of a story my dad likes to tell about being
in aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan in the 40's. His professor told him that we
would never reach the moon. It was impossible. He has always inspired me to be open to new
information with that story.

Love, harpgirl

Main Entry: di·a·lec·tic
Pronunciation: "dI-&-'lek-tik
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English dialetik, from Middle French dialetique, from Latin dialectica, from
Greek dialektikE, from feminine of dialektikos of conversation, from dialektos
1 : LOGIC 1a(1)
2 a : discussion and reasoning by dialogue as a method of intellectual investigation; specifically :
the Socratic techniques of exposing false beliefs and eliciting truth b : the Platonic investigation of
the eternal ideas
3 : the logic of fallacy
4 a : the Hegelian process of change in which a concept or its realization passes over into and is
preserved and fulfilled by its opposite; also : the critical investigation of this process b (1) usually
plural but singular or plural in construction : development through the stages of thesis, antithesis,
and synthesis in accordance with the laws of dialectical materialism (2) : the investigation of this
process (3) : the theoretical application of this process especially in the social sciences
5 usually plural but singular or plural in construction a : any systematic reasoning, exposition, or
argument that juxtaposes opposed or contradictory ideas and usually seeks to resolve their
conflict b : an intellectual exchange of ideas
6 : the dialectical tension or opposition between two interacting forces