by F-line to Dudley via Park
KEN PATRICK wrote:i use questions as a simple method of directing thinking to non-factual statements. 'brow-beating' because i point out some incorrect statements? not so. i'm of the opinion that some posts are supercilious in attempting to portray railroad knowledge. being dismissive of my posts reflects shallow thinking. althought uncomfortable for some to contemplate, there are many instances where posts herein are not reality-driven. this i believe is a shining example of that. ken patrickExcept...passing off your own internal monologue as fact is no better than what you're accusing others of doing. Especially when you won't accept factual counterarguments vs. your own gut feeling, or when you double-down on "industry experience" as trumping cited factual counterarguments. You have copped to this habit in the past, so do not think we aren't well-conditioned here on RR.net to desire some corroboration when you start riffing like that.
I will say it again: why are we speaking in such absolute assumptions when corroboration of facts is as easy as sending an e-mail for those so very well-invested in the topic to push such strong opinions on the topic? Why should others be your research assistant to a point you're pushing over them? We go through this every time. Every time people shrug "Ken, why are you yelling at us? We don't know the bloody answers." Is it too much to ask to back up the ferocity of one's dissenting opinion with just a smidge of independent corroboration for a change? "Industry experience" is not some black box nobody else can see inside of. Facts are transparent and independently verifiable. You seem to have a chronic reluctance towards that independent verification thing and validity of.