Originally Posted by RWetmore
This intern, allows them to continually convince themselves they have some special insights that only a select, elite few are privy to.
We have an intern?
Anyway, the sad part is this accusation is so off base. It's not some secret, special insight for an elite few. It's pretty much publicly available knowledge. The science of psychoacoustics, human audibility, as well as that of the validity of DBT's and the various biases they confront (which happen to make them a foundation of medical research), is not a secret "elite" knowledge, it's FREAKING SCIENCE!! It's not a magic club! It's in textbooks and stuff!!
Where is this secrecy you find? How is elitist secrecy educating people who aren't familiar with the actual science on a topic. It's fun to pick up the scent and hound krabby and mcnarus, but would you consider JJ and Arnyk "wannabe psuedo-scientific hacks?" Because they are saying the same stuff, and their list of qualifications is fairly extensive if you need to be reminded.
I dunno, if the guy who helped design MP3, founded Neural, and is now lead scientist at DTS labs, tells me something about human audibility, I tend to listen to him. I find I get fairly far in life by respecting the knowledge of credible experts who can back up their assertions with documentation and solid logical underpinnings.
To me, the only "special insights that only a select, elite few are privy to" are those folks who think their systems are so darn awesome that they can hear the differences between interconnects, power cords, and other such nonsense.
What's most amusing is the unstoppably persistent strawman argument that the so-called "objectivist" position is based on a few DBT's.