If you are calling people stupid here,and I have been following your posts,you may find your self in good company somewhere. And it may not be here. You seem to be flaunting yourself as smarter than everyone else.Our members here are entitled to their opinions,but if you feel the need to call them ignorant or "less educated" and perhaps not having the "supreme" knowledge you seem to have,take it somewhere else.
Hi Ken the Moderator.
I didn't call anyone stupid. I didn't say that I was smarter than anyone else, although I do have more knowledge on certain subjects that I have studied extensively, just as everyone here has more knowledge than I based on their areas of expertise (like bees, I'm sure!). Such is life. It's a product of experience, not necessarily intelligence. I do think that there are people here who are unwilling to learn. I give them facts that they can see, touch, measure, or calculate for themselves, if they so wish. They ignore the facts and answer with 'Yea well, I think...
' and then accuse me of rhetoric. Whatever, I can see that there is no latitude for constructive dialogue with those folks, so I wish them well and look for those who are receptive to new information. What would you call me if I was your neighbor, I asked you if I should split my hive now, you said no because there are no drones yet, showed my your broodnest with drones just starting to develop, and I still said 'Yea well, I think
it will be OK'? I can imagine what you would think, and if you were polite, you'd say best of luck, good day.
I didn't say anyone was not entitled to their opinions; quite the opposite, I think I have been respectful (although maybe occasionally flip for humor), gracious, apologetic, and wide open to spirited discussion. I try to address everyone's questions, citing my facts and directing folks to additional sources to corroborate my posts. I do not always get the same in return. And yes I do let people know when they are unequivocally wrong. I did not call any one person ignorant, other than the human race in general. We have been and continue to be largely ignorant of many aspects of the world around us, including the consequences of many of our actions. I thought this was common knowledge. And I clearly included myself in 'we'. Sorry if anyone was offended by my portrayal of humanity. But that, sir, is my
opinion. I hope you don't kick me out just because you disagree with me.
Why am I here talking about these things? 2 reasons. (1) I think everyone everywhere can benefit from a better understanding of science. As I said to BTS, why wouldn't we base such things as policy as everyday activities on our best most objective understanding of the world around us? I am sure there are people here who have never had the opportunity to study science, and I thought they might appreciate hearing about it from an actual scientist. Several people said they enjoyed reading my posts. If that ceases to be the case, I will gladly take it somewhere else
. (2) I think a better understanding of science in general, and evolution specifically, benefits beekeepers. For example, someone with a solid understanding of natural selection might address the varroa issue completely differently than someone just looking for a quick fix. We all want to be better beekeepers, right? I have tried to use examples using bees as much as I could, in this and the other thread on climate.
Please let me know if I have broken any rules.