Posted: Jun 19, 2019 3:19 pm
by Cito di Pense
Jayjay4547 wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:
Jayjay4547 wrote:What is really bothering me here, is my growing suspicion that you are playing me and I have been ludicrously falling for it.

Oh I am playing you JJ. I am toying with your arrogance and pomposity, your self-absorbed ignorance.

Jayjay4547 wrote: I just can’t square your behaviour over those pics, with that of someone who as you say, has spent his adult life studying human evolution and teaching it to undergraduates... In my experience, professional teachers are all over their material and eager to explain it; to take and own the role of mentor.

Great, now add into that equation a potential student who is ignorant, arrogant, and who has spent years using evasive argumentative strategies to continue a line of argumentation that is fundamentally hostile to not just the discipline but the entire methodology uniting all the sciences.

It’s not so dramatic. My position is simply this: Origin stories, like all historical stories, reflect the position of the teller and further his ideological position.

No, your position is not simply about an origin story and what ideology it reflects, or you wouldn't have spent so much effort trying (and failing) to show you have any technical competence in arguments relating to fossils, and failing to own up to some monumentally bonehead ignorance you have demonstrated in regard to analyzing fossil evidence.

Bonehead? No pun intended. But there you go, withdrawing into the innermost shell of the story you've constructed. It's all you've got, now.

Jayjay4547 wrote:There’s no part of my position that is hostile to the entire methodology uniting all the sciences, as you put it.

It's not that your attitude is hostile to anything but atheism. Your scientific competence does not extend to divorcing your ideas about human origins from your hostility to atheism, or you wouldn't keep retreating into your little ideological shell when embarrassed by the limitations of your scientific competence.

Jayjay4547 wrote:In the first place, I doubt that you are as authoritative as you pretend.

Science is not about authority, JJ. If that's your view of science, than you are hostile to the enterprise of science, your limp protest notwithstanding. Let's add to that, then, that you have not shown scientific competence in any field. You have claimed it, but the kinds of bonehead ignorance you manifest leads me to doubt that you possess the requisite disciplined attention to the details of scientific investigation to be a success in any topic that requires it. Your obsession with trivia you apparently believe support your pet ideology obstruct your capacity to conduct your investigation scientifically.