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Re: Back to the Future: Reloading Again for the 7x300 Weatherby
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:11 AM
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Your analogy is pretty good, Paul, and offers an opportunity for me to point out something about "science".

QuickLOAD is a computer program that implements a mathematical model that describes a specific phenomenon - shooting a bullet out of a modern rifle. Too many scientists, (actually they are not TRUE Scientists, but rather priests of the religion of science), like to point to the infallibility of scientific "fact". They are, like most priests, con artists. As such they lean heavily on a FEW Truths (like the law of gravity, the motion of the planets, the laws of chemistry, etc.), to weave their CONS.

A sewing machine addresses a specific task: AUTOMATICALLY joining two pieces of fabric. HOWEVER, it is the skill of the tailor/seamstress that determines the quality of the PRODUCT that the machine produces. You cannot throw fabric at a sewing machine and expect a three-piece suit to magically appear. Even when the tailor/seamstress is highly skilled and experienced, they understand that each PIECE of fabric (not "type") has its own characteristic that must be accomodated. It is their skill and experience that allows them to adjust to the vagaries of each piece of fabric (LIKE EVERYTHING IN LIFE).

Computer models only get us "close", and that is ONLY true if the model is 1) VERY good, and 2) is used PROPERLY. The reason so many people believe that computer models "MODEL" a given phenomenon EXACTLY is because the priests of science have LIED about the capabilities of computer models TO MAKE THEIR PRIESTHOOD APPEAR MORE POWERFUL.

I have been at the business of computer modeling for my entire professional career. I have seen arrogant scientist claim that they are going to model "this" or "that" LIFE PROCESS. WITHOUT EXCEPTION, ONLY ONE of the following two outcomes have I seen:
1) They tuck tail and slink away from the project after decades of time and BILLIONS of dollars spent, or
2) The model is so complex that it is completely meaningless. In order to not get garbage out, the input is sufficiently complicated that by the time all the variables are filled in, YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER! Making the model meaningless. Think about our "weather" models. Except for very general application, they are useless. They can save neither time nor money NOR LIVES.

Too often, we look at ENGINEERING 'things' (like sewing machines) that WORK, and EXTEND the technology that developed that SPECIFIC TOOL to "What Man Can Do". Computer Numerically Controlled lathes and mills would be a good example. "Look what "science" can do!". And THEN we ascribe that ability to ALL our "machine-making" efforts. THAT IS WRONG. And the people do that are con-men, charlatans, voodoo priests, and snake-oil salesmen.

Mathematical models, implemented on computers, are only useful IF they can save us time and/or money. QuickLOAD is a good enough model that, if implemented correctly, can save time and money.

I should close by saying "Science, TRUE Science is not only not 'bad', it is the revelation of The Creator - TRUTH. The PRIESTS of science, just like the priests of EVERY religion, are responsible for corrupting the TRUTH."

The sermon for October 12th, 2018,
Paul
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