We are having a similar discussion on the DIY audio forum..about cables..as usual!!!
Never whoulda guessed!
Here is a post of mine from that thread. I find it fits here quite well. I was having a minor discussion with Jneutron. He is a Physicist, the kind of guy who tells exploratory physicists in supercollider research whether their given experimental desires are even remotely possible or not-then has to create the gear to do so. He's an amicable guy. We have relatively humane discussions. Me on the intuitive subjectivist/philosophical side of the table, and he sorta on the other. We both prefer not to label people, and I'm not here to put words into his mouth.So we'll leave it at that. Be it known, though, the moderators there have bigger hammers and use them more often. The DIY audio crowd is just plain nuts.
I'm not really interested in the measurements, or the math, John.
As a matter of fact I went out of my way to totally do away with any math, in any way possible, in anything that I do. (I'm talking hard math, calculus, record keeping, lab books, etc, etc) It's sort of a pointed argument of 'walking the walk' but still coming across with the goods, at the cutting edge..as a way of showing clearly to the 'objectivist' (I dislike labeling anyone, - it is a word I am forced to use) crowd that one can still do cutting edge work..without any of the numbers, whatsoever.
Ie analytical work is obviously necessary but that rigorous structured systems will not always take one as far as the given person may go. Some people can and do operate well outside of such caste systems and --do extremely well, thank you very much. The idea of doubting someone as they do not fit into the 'defined methodology' is quite insulting, to say the least. (Not saying that you indulge in such) Ie, open your mind. That old saw. One that many a 'scientist' is in serious need of having a boot up the ass on. I'm about to deliver one.
An example being Crick, nearly on his deathbed, admitting to a horrified near-religious-about-structure 'system' of 'investigation', in his given field..that he intuited the basics of the DNA spiral while wasted on LSD. Horror of horrors!
Both Sy and Anatech (Sy and Anatech are moderators on that forum
) are aware of this particular item's existence. Both are silent for the moment as I have asked them to be. Neither of them have heard said cable, but both are highly intrigued, as the science rather explicitly shows it's face as the item itself is acknowledged in it's existence. Pardon me, I'm sure you know the Latin phrase for this point, I forget it for the moment.
What I'm saying is I did this one, for the vastly larger part without any math, without any records, without writing a single thing down, without any rigorous testing systems and without any education. All this was done clearly as a point of destination, and the methodology was specifically chosen by me, when I was 18. I am 43. This is one result. It was and is a running experiment in non-linear thinking, which has spanned....25 years. So, you won't get any math, no research papers, no white papers. Merely the object itself. Which, in the end, is more than enough.
You may find this cable to actually be useful as a tool in helping you wrangle some considerations you have in your own line of work. It is a very interesting thing, this cable.
I would hazard a guess that it might actually be far more difficult to do things the way I'm doing them, but for me.. it is a natural....and it's a blast.
We both know that the objectivist crowd, by it's very nature, will likely do everything in it's usual non-self reflective capacity to ignore such a 'trick', but it's worth a shot. I'm not wasting my energy, it's the way I operate. I've done this on the AVS forum about 8 times now. The pattern is that the objectivists are slapped down into silence for about a month (when I provide a dang amazing result). Then their senseless buzz begins again.
Sometimes I think it is connected to specific aspects of social structure within the context of mental wiring surrounding emoting and empathy, but that is generally a sentence that many an objectivist would see as an alien language...which says it all. One of my favorite lines, 'hoisted by their own petards'.
But then again, most blatantly verbal objectivists are not at the top of their given trade, and are really the mass of engineers marching through the rather stonily silent intuiters among them, who are the ones who get the real work done. Ie, balance.
Balance requires at least an even amount of intuition along with the extreme objectivism, otherwise nothing works. The universe is about balance. And those who practice life within extreme objectivisim -like a religion- are almost, to a man, incapable of seeing that, due to the radical position of extreme objectivism.
"Our stone, is nothing but Gold digested to the highest degree of purity and subtle fixation. It is fixed and incombustible like a stone, but it's appearance is like that of a very fine white powder." Eirenaeus Philalethes
"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream." -- Malcolm Muggeridge.