On Dawkins I couldn’t answer for what consensus with New age hippies is my objection to him and other mainstream academic scientists is their clinging to conventional modes of thought essentially Platonic and empirical Matthew arnold, John Ruskin, Thomas Paine are more in my line of country and this guy also this quote he gives from Albert Einstein who has been horribly misrepresented and badly served with lesser people hitching a lift on his broad intellectual shoulders.
I consider it quite possible that physics cannot be based on the field concept, i. e., on continuous structures. In that case nothing remains of my entire castle in the air gravitation theory included, [and of] the rest of modern physics. — Albert Einstein
The other bloke was the Nobber guy I posted his standing wave video he has a programme still on the I player about cold fusion, well he along with Dawkins reject the thought of people like Maurice Cotterall completely ignore the contributions of Nikola tesla and probably have never heard of Emmanuel veriskovsky ( when worlds Collide?) . Cotteral has and electronic theory for Gravity theres also Hannes Alvers and his Plasma work.
Theres a lot of hype for the string theory guys the Nuclear age guys and those that say hydrocarbons are all that are really economically viable its establishment statist bull shit and to me like the left right debate the empirical scientist as aethiest and organised religion debate is a similar statist establishment diversion.
Philistine online etymology.
O.T. people of coastal Palestine, who made war on the Israelites, mid-14c., from O.Fr. Philistin, from L.L. Philistinus, from Late Gk. Philistinoi, from Heb. P’lishtim, “people of P’lesheth” (“Philistia”); cf. Akkad. Palastu, Egyptian Palusata; the word probably is the people’s name for itself.
“person deficient in liberal culture,” 1827, originally in Carlyle, popularized by him and Matthew Arnold, from Ger. Philister “enemy of God’s word,” lit. “Philistine,” inhabitants of a Biblical land, neighbors (and enemies) of Israel (see Philistine). Popularized in Ger. student slang (supposedly first in Jena, late 17c.) as a contemptuous term for “townies,” and hence, by extension, “any uncultured person.” Philistine had been used in a humorous fig. sense of “the enemy” in Eng. from c.1600.
Back to somewhere over the rainbow another few days I think to get it down.