I'm from Missouri

This site is named for the famous statement of US Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver from Missouri : "I`m from Missouri -- you'll have to show me." This site is dedicated to skepticism of official dogma in all subjects. Just-so stories are not accepted here. This is a site where controversial subjects such as evolution theory and the Holocaust may be freely debated.

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Self-styled "experts"

It is often charged that I am unqualified to discuss various subjects -- e.g., coevolution and the law -- because I have no special training in those subjects and have not had papers in those subjects published in peer-reviewed journals. Yet the same people making these charges don't have any special qualifications either, yet they claim that they are refuting my ideas. They are a bunch of conceited ignoramuses.


Anonymous dootland said...

A common tactic to eliminate someone from the forum of ideas is by declaring that person ineligible to contribute by stating:

--your position has not been approved by a peer reviewed publication therefore your position is invalid

--you do not have a degree in the subject therefore you are unqualified to discuss the subject

These are flawed arguments because truth does not require someone to have a diploma to be discovered (although it can help in many cases) niether does truth need approval to be true.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 7:47:00 AM  

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