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[–]Vigte[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (11 children)

Cool story right?

Except... only one of these two can be the skeleton of our ancestor - and only one can be the "first to walk upright".

Which is it?

Australopithecus Prometheus or Australopithecus Anamensis?

My problem is that no "scientist" can be omnipotent or all knowing - and thus, cannot see the conflicting realities they are spinning by not being up to date on the cutting edge of their field.

AI sorting of data is not new but honestly, if Aaron Schwartz could download all of JStor all that time ago - why are we still suffering through the intellectual poverty of implicitly trusting a labcoat to be up to date and well informed, when it's almost never the case?

Edit: Sure, everyone wants their discovery to be the greatest find - but that's just the typical arrogance that befalls many. Too many people use the excuse of "science" to (also) back up what they think (rather than what they know).

Science appears as a tool for unraveling mystery but is double-edged, as the concept of "doxa" or (un-knowing) can easily get lost in the concrete terms is demands of its followers.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (10 children)

Why we still got monkeys?

[–]Vigte[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

Hey, I'm all for us not being "descended" from apes - I just monitor the developments in anthro so I can debate/debunk properly.

That and sheer human curiosity.

Bruce Fenton's "Out of Australia" or "Into Africa" theory (though promoting evolution) is a really REALLY intriguing rabbit hole.

If you want to go REALLY out there, look up the "knuckle walking regression" "pseudo science" - the concept being that: how did these gorillas develop knuckles/wrist bones/hands to walk, if they weren't purely bipedal at some point and regressed to quadrupedal/bipedal dualism.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I've never heard of the gorilla regression concept. That's mind blowing.

Edit: In the least racist way imaginable, I feel like Steve Harvey is teetering on the edge of the knuckle dragging evolutionary regression...

Quick reminder: The "why we still got monkeys" was his intellectual contrabution to the evolutionary debate. It's a classic.

[–]Ian 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

I can see why you'd need to put that cheesy "vigte: blablabla" in the post title to save time since you can't spend your precious time in the convent field as per your other reply to me.

In my book you're not only [edited for unfair characteristics], you're now also a hippocrate.

I'd wish you'd stop using your post titles as a platform to push your post comments to the front page.

[–]Vigte[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

you're now also a hippocrate.

Hmmm

As I also told you before, you're free to ignore my posts if you don't like my style. This is the third time you've come into threads to complain about my titles, rather than discuss the topic at hand.

Did you ever stop to consider that perhaps as per your (original) advice, I tried to take more time adding more substance to my posts, rather than rely solely on the editorialized titling?

No, of course you didn't. You see the extra-work put into recent posts as me being a "hippocrate" (it's hypocrite). You simply want to derail my threads and sling mud because you don't like my opinion and/or writing style.

At the same time I realized you were (partly) correct and I could put more effort into my posts (by, as per my time-preferences - posting when I have the time to post things fully), I also realized I don't need to rationalize my titles to you - nor do I need to have any kind of set-in-stone rules for how I do it.

If u/Magnora7 takes issue with it, then I'll stop. Otherwise I'll have to request you stop this. If you can't handle that, I'll just block you. How's that?

Edit:

push your post comments to the front page.

If that's why I'm doing it, I must not be very good at it. You must be mis-seeing the front page if you're seeing my name up there lol - I haven't been up there in a while.

[–]Ian 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Did you ever stop to consider that perhaps as per your (original) advice, I tried to take more time adding more substance to my posts, rather than rely solely on the editorialized titling?

That's a central point in my argument against your statement that you only have time to comment in the post title. So yes.

Also, it's commendable that you choose to put several paragraphs of comment in the comment thread instead of the post title.

"hippocrate" (it's hypocrite)

Yes, thank you. Multilingual keyboards sometimes mess up and since I'm not even an ESL speaker and in large part self taught I often get it wrong.

You simply want to derail my threads and sling mud because you don't like my opinion and/or writing style.

No, I didn't like your title commenting (editorializing is changing the title itself, not appending an opinion I believe), I've never commented on your opinions or writing style in this context AFAIR. Me calling you out is because you've given me a reason for the way you do it and I didn't protest. But then you show that the previous reason was untrue. THEN I protest.

I also realized I don't need to rationalize my titles to you - nor do I need to have any kind of set-in-stone rules for how I do it.

That's true. The dangers of being free and doing what you want is that it might go against others interest. In this case, beyond my personal feels, is that I think it makes certain Saidit posts look infantile for new visitors.

Otherwise I'll have to request you stop this.

How about a deal, you stop doing what I don't like and I'll stop doing what you don't like?

If you can't handle that, I'll just block you. How's that?

That's what you've asked me to do with content I don't agree with, so it seems perfectly fair to me.

[–]Vigte[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Okay then, problem solved.

[–]Ian 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

☝️

[–]Ian 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Regarding your edit

Your posts have shown up on the default landing page on the mobile app a lot more than 3 times for me, I'm not stalking your posts - they're right in my face. And I'll agree, that's not the proper frontpage.

It's a shame really, because you posts are usually interesting and I'd be upvoting the content if there wasn't a constant mix in the presentation of content and comment... Thus boosting your posts towards the realq frontpage.

[–]Ian 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Why are there dogs when wolves? Check mate atheists.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)