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Poppet
On that basis, feel free to accept my authority, too:
Mon Nov 7, 2016 9:03am
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PhD (from a very, very good school), publication credits in my current field (philosophy of science), publications in my academic specialty (semiotics). Numerous academic awards, including a couple rather prestigious ones. I've made a pretty extensive investigation into a couple areas of modern physics (always an interest of mine).

Backed yourself into a corner with that reflexive (but ill-considered) defense of the Bauer troll, didn't ya? Here's a way out for you: Appeal to authority is a fallacy ("argumentum ad vericundiam"). You're welcome.

  • Therefore, I suggest your ankle biters are not worthy to dare to dismiss your learned assessments. You have built your foundation not upon sand but upon a granite rock. I am sure the majority of your ... more
    • On that basis, feel free to accept my authority, too: — Poppet, Mon Nov 7 9:03am
      • (you) and an expert (jb). Tis true, you have credentials, and very impressive. For some time I have thought you might be Marsha McNutt incognito. Virtual reality is so unfair, and unkind, so dry. We... more
        • Good job I wasn't drinkingBob the builder, Tue Nov 8 10:41am
          or I would have spat my tea all over my laptop. bauer, an expert? That is at the same time, the funniest, the saddest and the most delusional thing ever posted on this board.
        • Nothing to do with "personalities."Poppet, Mon Nov 7 11:20am
          Mine is "difficult" (shall we say...). That has jack to do with my expertise, some of which is at the core of some of the discussion here (logic and the nature of proof). Bauer is expert at,... more
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