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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    You aren't disproving what this man has said about sea levels. You are simply seizing on an academic eccentricity to discredit him.

    Dr. Shockley argued that the higher rate of reproduction among the less intelligent was having a dysgenic effect, and that a drop in average intelligence would ultimately lead to a decline in civilization. He made a scientific case to support that. I'm pretty sure that you disagree with that position, whether your opinion is based in science or not. Either way, it doesn't alter the fact that Dr. Shockley is a Noble Prize winning scientist who co-invented the transistor and was a founding father of Silicon Valley.
    Well, how far back do you want to go? Do you want to talk about how Isaac Newton experimented with alchemy and other nonsense?

    The fact of the matter is that there is no reason for someone living in this age to believe in dowsing. And yet Mr. Mörner does... or at least claims to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    Well, how far back do you want to go? Do you want to talk about how Isaac Newton experimented with alchemy and other nonsense?

    The fact of the matter is that there is no reason for someone living in this age to believe in dowsing. And yet Mr. Mörner does... or at least claims to.
    There is always reason to believe that there is a reason why people do what they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    Well, how far back do you want to go? Do you want to talk about how Isaac Newton experimented with alchemy and other nonsense?

    The fact of the matter is that there is no reason for someone living in this age to believe in dowsing. And yet Mr. Mörner does... or at least claims to.
    just shows much much of an arrogant prick you are. All those centuries of experimenting with alchemy lead to chemistry and biology and other forms of science. The same goes for the the traditional medicine that lead to western/modern medical understanding of the human body and how things work. Dowsing lead to research in using other forms of technology to search for underground bodies of liquid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    just shows much much of an arrogant prick you are. All those centuries of experimenting with alchemy lead to chemistry and biology and other forms of science. The same goes for the the traditional medicine that lead to western/modern medical understanding of the human body and how things work. Dowsing lead to research in using other forms of technology to search for underground bodies of liquid.
    My point exactly. It's easy to see why traditions such as alchemy endured in world awash in nonsense. It's not easy to see why anyone would want to pick it up today because we have something much better-- chemistry. And the same goes for dowsing. If you practice dowsing, you are a crank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    There is always reason to believe that there is a reason why people do what they do.
    Except when it comes to the hoax known as AGW...then nothing is to be questioned...just accepted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    My point exactly. It's easy to see why traditions such as alchemy endured in world awash in nonsense. It's not easy to see why anyone would want to pick it up today because we have something much better-- chemistry. And the same goes for dowsing. If you practice dowsing, you are a crank.
    no, you completely missed my point and proved it.
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