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Saturday, June 25th 2016, 9:28pm

Jacque Fresco on "Problems of Values" (May 3, 2011) - translation problems

https://dotsub.com/view/beb44308-6e87-4315-8c55-eef9273962b0

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A scientist doesn't believe in anything,
neither accepts, rejects or holds in abeyance;
that is, does not make a judgment
until verifiable evidence is produced.

What is the meaning of "holds in abeyance"? Doesn't he mean "neither the scientist postpones his decision"? But if that is the case he is actually postponing his decision by not accepting or rejecting the idea?

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Sunday, June 26th 2016, 11:23am

To consider/base himself on something as being true or false before the verifiable evidence is produced? That would be kind of accepting or rejecting, but holding a final decision for later on, like establishing your position somewhere in a middle ground...

As a silly example: "No one has proven that God doesn't exist yet, so in the meantime I'm assuming it does".

It does not look like it means "neither the scientist postpones his decision". Because that way there wouldn't seem to be an alternative. I mean if you don't accept, reject or wait for evidence (postpone your judgment), before it is actually produced, what else is left?

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Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 10:01pm

The end of this video illustrates my point!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_E3iMrq-UA

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