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I've said so several times over the years and linked to reliable online tests to facilitate self-understanding but was ignored.

I've noticed that there seems to be a pattern of posting by people on alternative type forums who are adamant their traditional views are the only ones possible to hold, no-one else thinks critically so is too stupid to understand etc. They make the most tiresome dirge out of any attempted conversation because they are convinced they know The Truth and will often post 4 times as much as one opponent as if convincing themselves the more they post their 'Truth' the more true it will make it be. Yawn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoskepticism
Truzzi attributed the following characteristics to pseudoskeptics:[5]

Denying, when only doubt has been established
Double standards in the application of criticism
The tendency to discredit rather than investigate
Presenting insufficient evidence or proof
Assuming criticism requires no burden of proof
Making unsubstantiated counter-claims
Counter-claims based on plausibility rather than empirical evidence
Suggesting that unconvincing evidence provides grounds for completely dismissing a claim


and I do like the sound of this one, Morton's Demon <cackle>
"Morton's Demon stands at the gateway of a person's senses and lets in facts that agree with that person's beliefs while deflecting those that do not. This demon is used to explain the phenomenon of confirmation bias."

I'm overjoyed that TMF have the Greyling facility, it stops me having to plough through so much dross to get to the interesting parts of a discussion.

Rune
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