paul wheaton wrote:
In the end, I have to choose what is best for the community I am trying to build.
I just deleted a whole bunch of posts all by one person.
this is a good time to point out that I don't wanna publish somebody spewing "the truth", whereas I am comfy publishing folks presenting their position.
Stating "the truth" makes it so that if somebody has a different position, the only way they can present it is by entering into a conflict. And I like hearing different positions.
If anybody has questions about my policies, please take it up in the tinkering forum.
Why did you have to delete my posts? I wasn't being impolite, rude or preachy. Couldn't the thread just have been moved to a different part of forum? It seemed like we had a healthy discussion going on...
Matt Ferrall wrote:Many cultures have practiced very unscientific realities and created paridise/permi like landscapes.I might not groove on ritualized esoteric practices,but I have no doubt ,the intention put forth through such activites produces results.Reality is what you can get away with.I agree that we should be pushing the boundries of sustainability here regardless of its adherence to standard protocol.
paul wheaton wrote:I like the idea that there is a spiritual element to what they do. It could turn out to be that they are right.
Frankly, maybe the site could use a healthy dose of woo woo to help set a better pace ...
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:I'm going to quote someone who used to be more active on these forums who wrote to me something I thought was brilliant about biodynamic methods and folklore versus science:
since you have a container packed with rich organic matter and soaked with a nutrient rich solution, you basically create a biological hyper accelerator that allows the soil microbes to flourish and go nuts in a semi-protected environment for 4 weeks. So it's not really hocus pocus, it's science... just no ones bothered to update the language.
Once I started realizing that and doing some basic translations, I started looking at the traditional storehouses of information in both the pacific northwest cultures as well as my own celtic heritage. There is a vast treasure trove out there, just waiting to be translated and it's information put back into use. That whole 3 million year history of pre-agricultural trial and error exists in legends, lore, and festivals/ceremonies. We just need to decypher them
nancy sutton wrote:it CAN'T work (despite their lying eyes) if they don't know why; Semmelweiss had to be wrong, despite the evidence, et al.