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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

Someone here has a problem understanding what unassailable means
In his opinion his opinion is virtually unassailable.

and anyone who's worked with physical and natural scientists would know that they're just as subject to variable intelligence as any other discipline. In my professional career I've known PhD's who were sharp as a razor, and others who were complete fools.
Edited by RUR - 7/11/13 at 1:52pm
post #122 of 132
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In his opinion his opinion is virtually unassailable.

and anyone whose worked with physical and natural scientists would know that they're just as subject to variable intelligence as any other discipline. In my professional career I've known PhD's who were sharp as a razor, and others who were complete fools.
In college, the joke was that PhD stood for "pin headed dope". smile.gif
post #123 of 132

Much ado about nothing

 

In every movie there is a moment or two of comic relief. Fifield and Milburn, like Hudson from Aliens, are there for one reason and one reason only. To hang a movie based on these characters seem a bit overzealous.

post #124 of 132
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Maybe Idiocracy is a documentary and the Prometheus scientists of the future are an accurate portrayal.

If I took my time I could probably write up a virtually unassailable proof of that. I'm so depressed now ...
post #125 of 132
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In my professional career I've known PhD's who were sharp as a razor, and others who were complete fools.
You mean they're just as human as the rest of us? I hope you understand that some people don't think of scientists that way.
post #126 of 132
It's not uncommon for people with specialized knowledge to develop tunnel vision, seeming foolish from an outside perspective. For working scientists, a Ph.D. just gets you in the door, the new post-doc kid, you still have to prove yourself worthy.

Being subject to the same human foibles as the rest of us just makes them human, not idiots.
post #127 of 132
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You mean they're just as human as the rest of us? I hope you understand that some people don't think of scientists that way.
Like any other appeal to authority argument - They're scientists so they can't make mistakes! - it has zero value.
post #128 of 132


I'm as passionate as the next guy when it comes to movies but I believe some of us have gotten off the "let's debate" bus and transfered onto the "so's your old man" express. Take a breath, remember that it's just a movie, then go and yell at somebody that REALLY deserves it...like your kid. biggrin.gif
post #129 of 132
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Originally Posted by iamian View Post

Much ado about nothing

In every movie there is a moment or two of comic relief. Fifield and Milburn, like Hudson from Aliens, are there for one reason and one reason only. To hang a movie based on these characters seem a bit overzealous.

Agreed, though Hudson was awesome in his role and impact on Aliens. Check out his lines on IMDB. He has a TON of classic lines. I think folks expect that kind of impact and integration for the "other" characters.

Hudson: Hey, maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal!

I can hear him say it now.

Many, many more, but most are not family friendly. smile.gif
post #130 of 132
Which way do you prefer to communicate?
1. Sir, your schedule shows that you have an appointment with a psychologist at 2 and then a nutritionist at 3.
2. Sir, your schedule shows that you have an appointment with a scientist at 2 and then a scientist at 3.
post #131 of 132
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If I took my time I could probably write up a virtually unassailable proof of that. I'm so depressed now ...
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I'm as passionate as the next guy when it comes to movies but I believe some of us have gotten off the "let's debate" bus and transfered onto the "so's your old man" express. Take a breath, remember that it's just a movie, then go and yell at somebody that REALLY deserves it...like your kid. biggrin.gif
AVS's comics are loose today....cool.gifbiggrin.gif
post #132 of 132

Too many inside jokes/comments that only a few diehards on this forum can follow. Recommend shutting this one down, Larry.

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