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"Why listen to the musings of somebody else?" (Amy Macdonald)   Share:  
Thrust of argument: It's in these lyrics by Amy Macdonald:

"I don't care

Who does her hair or

What clothes she wears

I don't care if it's YSL. I don't care if it's Chanel

What matters to me is a strong belief

All this beauty is skin deep

Don't care about hair, don't care about eyes

It's about what's inside

You'll never know who you'll meet on you way to the top

You'll probably see them again when your fame starts to drop

Down down, I'll meet you on the ground

It's no good with your hair and your shiny blue eyes

It's no good when you finally start to realize

I need something more

This pretty face don't work no more

What happened to achieving

What happened to believing in yourself

Why listen to the musings of someone, somebody else

I'm sorry I don't see and I can't quite believe it anymore

What happened to believing that beauty's in the eye of the beholder".
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: One of my good friends has seen Amy busking away, in her youth.

 

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Removal of resistance: So it sounds to me like her lyrics are very 'true', not words spoken without understanding what she's saying. Unification: Of course, one should not rule out listening to the musings of others before musing some more for oneself and coming to one's own conclusions. Otherwise why would I listen to Amy's song? Obviously. But there is such a thing as demagoguery - a problem, not just a silly-sound-related joke made in a Fry and Laurie sketch.

Feynman said in a few places, very emphatically, that it doesn't matter who you are or what your name is or your title or your bank account or what your friends say you're like or anything else, what matters, in science, when judging the truth of your theory, is what the data shows, whether what you say agrees with experiment/experience - on the part of the persons judging. If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong - it's as simple as that. There, in a nutshell, Feynman has told us, is the key to science. If it disagrees with experiment it's wrong. It can call itself Prime Minister or King of the World or anything else, it can wear flares, a grey suit, tweed, a burka, a g-string, a hawaiian shirt, a bandana, anything it likes, that makes no difference. If it disagrees with experiment/experience/testing, it's wrong.

Maybe another way to put it, which may be helpful for the people trapped in the conditions of our post-Feynman times, is this: TEST IDEAS TO FIND OUT IF THEY ARE TRUE. It's really not that much to ask. Billions have no access to toilets. To change this you have to be more honest, particularly intellectually speaking - ie honest in your mind, about what you call true and false, what you are lazy about and don't make any effort about. From consumer decisions to lazy political support for things like genocide, destruction of nations to loot them, and many even worse, even sicker things, the evidence of which is now higher than mount Olympus could ever pretend it is.

What is 'the scientific method'?

Well, I recommend you go and study the videos and writings recording the direct words of Richard Feynman about that and other matters. His opinions on NASA and Hiroshima are of vital importance also, in my opinion.
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