Re: WHAT A SMELLY WORLD! ff
Posted by mary on 4/17/04
Goofing off is good. Let's come back to this key point you made:
"...only those that have experienced it can understand or believe
If you say this based on personal experience, well okay, but I think
you should distinguish that from a broader conclusion. I've never
been shot in the leg, but I believe it can be very painful and
scary. (I've shot myself in the foot a few times, but that is a
different issue...) I've had plenty of pain before, so I can relate
to that. I've had blood flowing from wounds, so I know what that is
like. As I've told you before, I'm allergic to mold, and I have
asthma, so I know what that is like. So, my point is, I think it is
wrong to assume that others cannot relate to your experience. Now,
this isn't really a big deal for me, it is just that I see way too
many people here saying things like, 'well until you've experienced
it, you don't know/can't comment. That's a cop out, and I think it
reduces the credibility of the person saying it. Here, I will give
you a variation on the theme for your amusement: "The complainers on
this board can't relate to being right all the time like me until
they have experienced it."
Wishing you the best on a nice weekend,
>> Okay, now what is your basis for this statement? We see things
>> like this all the time here, but no factual support is offered.
>> Have you done some research on this? Have studies been
>> published? A survey perhaps? Is this something that can be, or
>> has been, quantified? I know you embrace the scientific method,
>> so let's hear more about this please.
>> Best Spring Regards and hope the day finds you well.
>> On 4/13/04, ff wrote:
>>> Yeah, it says a lot. I've always said that as many
>>> individuals experience environmental illnesses, it's their
>>> first time of entering into other disciplines, fields of
>>> expertise, science, whatever. Each one of these individuals
>>> sounds nuts. In total, as a 'group' they discredit and
>>> destroy hope of credible, capable scientists ever gaining
>>> legitimate interest in the subject.
>>> Another complicating factor is that, as legitimate as it may
>>> be, only those that have experienced it can understand or
>>> believe it.
>>> Finally, it goes back to cause and effect, and the lack of any
>>> hope of immediate feedback. If people fell over dead every
>>> time they had an exposure (the same exposure), or fell over
>>> dead everytime thay walked into the same building, it would
>>> not be long before they concluded "something" was present and
>>> it will kill you. With MCS, mold, etc., most affected people
>>> look OK to everyone else, they're not falling over dead.
>>> Compare it to a severe automobile accident, and rolling he
>>> victim into the courtroom all mangled up, in traction, limbs
>>> missing, etc. Now that's something that can easily be seen -
>>> "Oh my God, look at that poor injured person, damn near dead"
>>> OK Mary, it's easy to see why an ambulance chaser could be all
>>> that's required to win big in PI cases.
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