Zeteticism.

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Zeteticism.
« on: May 31, 2010, 04:27:38 PM »
If you want it defined,go here:http://www.sacred-texts.com/earth/za/za04.htm

Now,one particular section strike me as quite peculiar.

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Until the practice of theorising is universally relinquished, philosophy will continue to be looked upon by the bulk of mankind as a vain and mumbling pretension, antagonistic to the highest aspirations of humanity.

Is it me,or does this seem contradictory since he also talks about icewalls and such?

Re: Zeteticism.
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 04:35:29 PM »
If you want it defined,go here:http://www.sacred-texts.com/earth/za/za04.htm

Now,one particular section strike me as quite peculiar.

Quote from: ENaG
Until the practice of theorising is universally relinquished, philosophy will continue to be looked upon by the bulk of mankind as a vain and mumbling pretension, antagonistic to the highest aspirations of humanity.

Is it me,or does this seem contradictory since he also talks about icewalls and such?

Zeteticism is out of whack to begin with.  It's only the beginning to the Scientific Method; FE'ers like it because it conveniently leaves out the experimenting/testing/concluding/analyzing results parts.

Trolling makes me angry.

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Re: Zeteticism.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 10:53:46 PM »
The only part of FET which seems to be "zetetic" is that the ground appears flat in your own small viewing area.

Everything else (The UA, antimoon, sub-moon, bendy light, bioluminescent sun and moon, the ice wall, the conspiracy even though they state that it isn't actually part of the theory, harmful moonlight, the earth magically not producing a gravitational field, electrostatic repulsion keeping the stars planets and sun aloft, any map they can come up with, etc.) are theories with not even observational evidence to back them up, therefore are anti-zetetic. To make any of these predictions, you must first assume that the earth is flat, and that the RE explanations are wrong, which zeteticism forbids.
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Re: Zeteticism.
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 02:27:00 AM »
The only part of FET which seems to be "zetetic" is that the ground appears flat in your own small viewing area.

Everything else (The UA, antimoon, sub-moon, bendy light, bioluminescent sun and moon, the ice wall, the conspiracy even though they state that it isn't actually part of the theory, harmful moonlight, the earth magically not producing a gravitational field, electrostatic repulsion keeping the stars planets and sun aloft, any map they can come up with, etc.) are theories with not even observational evidence to back them up, therefore are anti-zetetic. To make any of these predictions, you must first assume that the earth is flat, and that the RE explanations are wrong, which zeteticism forbids.

Great answer!  It is amazing how they can be so blind to their own hypocrisy (assuming, of course, that they really believe in FET and are not merely trolling)!
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