Re: [Debunking Debunkers] Re: Skeptics need to get some updated material
- "-I think these debunkers need new material."
Of course they do, but they have a problem...they place their faith in
"Science," as it is known at the time. And that pretty much means
sticking with old, hackneyed material, for established science tends
to cough up new ideas only when its elders croak, which means things
move pretty slowly. I remember reading an incident that occurred in
France in the late 18th century. What I'll describe was attributed to
the famous chemist Lavoisier, though I later read that it may have
been someone else...no matter, the story remains the same. A group of
French peasants said that stones had fallen from the sky. They had
produced luminous trails as they fell. And, after being located on
the ground, were warm to the touch. Lavoisier was sent by the French
scientific academy to investigate. He believed the peasants were
being truthful in their accounts, but...he concluded that these stones
had not fallen from the sky, but had been struck by lightning. That
accounted for the crashing explosion the peasants had heard and the
luminous trails. That's why the stones were warm. And finally, the
eminent chemist stated that they couldn't have fallen from the sky,
because, "Stones do not fall from the sky." Seems logical...heh, heh...
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