When the truth hurts tell porkies. …
British civilians were urged to write to their sons, brothers uncles, cousins and fathers at the front line in WW 1. They were encouraged to tell the troops that things were pretty bad at home and to detail things like rationing and working conditions.
Not the sort of thing you'd want to hear when sitting in a swamp that smelt of your dead friends and that when the bombs stopped exploding you could hear the flies and rats eating them.
I suppose falling out with someone on a forum isn't quite in the same class of depravity but I have been pushing my beliefs so long now that I take it personally when a dullard confronts me over them.
I just fell out with the people on Phil Plait's BAD ASTRONOMY web site. They wanted me to explain myself and of course I wouldn't. The article I posted was sent to the outre nou forum for far out, off the wall thinking. So I expected to be left alone but of course modern science has its religious fanatics, like the rest of it.
I wasn't allowed to disagree with the theory of plate techtonics without writing all about how and why I felt that way. It was my thread starter. Anyone who wanted to disagree with my POV aught to have been placed in the same situation but no. Let them point out how scientific their theories are.
Plate tech is believed in by the masses so I must be wrong. What scientific controls did they use when they repeated the theories to reproduce their beliefs?
Well I pointed them to what I'd written here and anyone who reads it can see for themselves what I am saying WORKS.
Which is a lot more that can be said for geology, seismology and the rest of it. How many people's lives have been saved by all the worlds considerable stock of seismographs? And at what cost?
None. At plenty.