Proposal: Auschwitz Holocaust Claims Are Unsubstantiated

Discussion in 'Formal debates' started by steampunk, Jun 9, 2012.

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  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    These are all matters for the Debate itself (if it happens). They are inappropriate for the Proposal thread.

    These "gas claims" you intend to dispute are not clear, anyway. But that can also be dealt with in the Debate context.

    All we're doing here is determining (a) whether anybody will agree to debate your topic; and (b) if so, what the rules of the Debate will be.

    Nobody will attempt to establish anything here on the topic itself.

    You still seem to be confused about how this subforum operates. The rules are in a sticky thread on the forum topic list. Go and read them.

    We'll get to that if the debate ever gets off the ground.
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Moderator note: 2 posts have been deleted for attempting to debate the topic in the Proposal thread.

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    If you people really can't restrain yourselves, why not open a separate thread in the History forum and post links to evidences for the Holocaust (or gassing at Auschwitz or whatver)?
     
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  5. steampunk Registered Senior Member

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    James R. defined that for me by threatening to ban me. But, he said I must back up my position and perhaps I could get some help understaing where I have gone wrong.

    My original comment, I know was sloppy, but paraphrased was 'Auschwitz stuff is bullshit'. I was asked to back that up. I have clarified it. I have not changed the intial meaning of that comment, only spiffed it up from it's ruggedness.
    I have stated that I am scientific thinker. We won't claim things are true unless we have the evidence.
    So, here I am. Where is the evidence? Why can't you provide it? You act like the Christians who think the onus is on the Atheists that we must disprove God exists. I know that argument,and if that is all you want to make this, you only mean to troll and you are refusing to help anyone understand the initial scientific argument used to determine the gassing occurred at Auschwitz.

    I have made several claims here which helps define my position, here are a few:

    - The Auschwitz gas claims are not scientifically supported.
    - No one can provide a link to the authoritative scientific source to these claims.
    - No one has provided a link quoting the scientific argument on the Auschwitz gas killings.


    I have provided some evidence to use to argue my position.
    - Chemical testing links.
    - Nuremburg Trials


    I have to agreed to admitting:
    - American film of the Nazi Camps containing prisoners

    I have disagreed with using the Rudolf autobiography on grounds that no proof has yet been provided that it is authentic. I open to accepting it with a convincing authenticity proof.
    I am not accept Lleuchter's finding, because it's not officially accepted by the scientific community.

    I am open to accept evidence that would support a scientific claim that Auschwitz gas killings really did occur, so you might as well stop your shitty attitude with me.

    I never said I wouldn't except this sort of evidence.
     
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  7. steampunk Registered Senior Member

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    If anyone is ready to argue accepts my rules. Please say so. I want to get this over with.

    I need an opponent, and my opponent and I need a judge. Remember, my rule that the judge can have statements restricted from the argument if they are not empirically supported. I will not allow court decisions to replace scientific proofs either.
     
  8. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    what about the information witold pelicki brought out of the camp?
     
  9. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    This is just ridiculous.
     
  10. Balerion Banned Banned

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    How about you two just debate, and a moderator decides if the evidence/arguments are valid as you go along? You're never going to agree on it otherwise. Just go in guns blazing and let a moderator sort it out as you go.

    Or, you know, you could do what should have been done days ago, and ban steampunk for hate speech.
     
  11. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    I've given you some indications, but either you've glossed over it, or ignored it completely.

    I'm aware of that. Although I haven't commented until recently, I've been following this thread since you first posted it, but therein lies the problem, at least from my perspective anyway.

    Do you not believe that Zyklon-B was used in the capacity it is claimed to have been?
    Do you not believe that 1.2 million people (According to Hoess anyway) were killed there?
    Do you not believe that Auschwitz was capable of processing that many prisoners?

    All I have asked you is what precisely it is about the Auschwitz claims that you don't believe. In my opinion, that point needs to be clarified before any reasonable debate can occur.

    Of course you have, you have made what, on the face of it, is an extraordinary claim and provided precidely zero evidence to support it.

    I don't think you have clarified it sufficiently, James on the other hand seems willing to accept:
    "The claim that Auschwitz was used by Nazis as a gassing facility to systematically kill Jews does not hold up under scientific scrutiny."
    Personally, I think that's too broad a topic to be able to be debated effectively.

    That's nice. Do you see my tagline? Under my username? Do you know what that means?

    This is a logical fallacy, the specific name escapes me, for the moment. But this is directly analagous to asking for a definitive text proving modern tectonic theory or evolution, and then claiming victory when none is forthcoming. This is precisely the tactic that creationists use, including your unwilling to read through texts containing evidence, and your insistence on being spoonfed soundbytes.

    Which gas claims?

    See above.

    Right, and given that he is dead, what standard of proof do you require as to its authenticity that might be able to be met here at sciforums.

    It's not that it's not 'officially accepted by the scientific community', it's more like that his hypothesis has been tested by the scientific community and rejected as being false (IE his work has been effectively debunked).

    I've tried to offer you advice, and so far all you have done is dismiss it as a shitty attitude.

    Maybe you should re-examine yours?
     
  12. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    I'm not even willing to entertain the though if he can't put forward a cogent topic or question for debate.
     
  13. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Some things are so vile and repulsive that no one wants to get too close to them.

    It's utterly unbelievable that an educated human being from a Western country, living in a time when Auschwitz survivors are still alive, many years after the post-Perestroika governments of the former Soviet bloc (including, specifically, Poland) have opened up the records of their countries' WWII Nazi-occupied governments to scholars from all over the world, can make such a patently ignorant assertion and pretend to be serious about it.

    In other words, no one really believes that you are serious about this. It simply has to be a very tasteless attempt at humor, or a childish prank. If you were serious, no one would want to get too close to you for fear of being associated with you. And no one would want to read this tripe because it would be literally nauseating.

    If you want to be a pariah, write back in a few years and tell us how it's working out. You're clearly not going to find anyone who wants to play along and pretend that this is a serious debate.
     
  14. steampunk Registered Senior Member

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    Oh, and with that standard, I guess I wouldn't have an argument would I because you'd have that ability too? Your strategy is transparent to me. You want weak standards because you have weak evidence. You will be protecting an argument that never had to endure scientific scrutiny.

    The only way stop the nonsense created from historical lies written by the winners is to rigorously let science determine the facts.

    I will except only if it pertains to gassing or is relevant to gassing at Auschwitz. I will except under the condition that it may or may not be fact. If I challenge it, and it cannot be empirically proven, it has no place in this argument.

    It is not my problem if you cannot substantiate your claims. Don't ask me to have faith in anything you have to say. I will not ask this of you.

    I will provisionally accept evidence from anyone, provided it's relevant to the matter. But that won't stop me from challenging it.

    I will accept any analysis provisionally. If it cannot be supported empirically, I will challenge for it's removal.

    If you can support your claims empirically and those accounts are relevant, yes.

    Yes. I'm very suspicious of you even mentioning this. I'm warning you, that your whole argument must be this way. And If I find that A is not supported, you can't use B, C or X until you make an acceptable A. I'm not allowing any room for missteps in your arguments. In our PMs, you were having some trouble with that. Remember I asked for evidence and you equated that with racism and anti-Semitism? That doesn't follow. I plan on having this kind of abject reasoning banned from this debate.

    This seems to be your way of saying that you don't want to be put in check and have your statements restricted when you can't provide empirical evidence. I know there is a risk for a bad judge, but I'd rather take that risk, then just let you run your mouth. You want weak standards for evidence and you don't want a judge. You are building your credibility here you realise that? You sound like you are ready to just burst forth with a pack of lies.

    I suggest that the judge deny anything that is not empirically represented, with the exception that an explanation can be made for things of the subjective nature. A canister of gas, would require a photograph or else you cannot ever use the phrase 'a canister of gas'. Subjective evidence would be something like introducing a logical fallacy and requiring that an opponent rephrase their argument so it's not in the form of a fallacy.



    We don't need to time travel or perform experiments. We are here to argue with any evidence that has been established and can be linked to on the Internet.

    James I plan on using things that all have empirical basis. I am baffled to think I could provide you a method to prove the truth a fraud. As books go, subjective things are fine if they fit rational argument, but statement of objective objects must have some empirical correlation to evidence offered. Use any source you want, but I will be there to ask for empirical support.


    I very good at detecting bullshit. I'm good at extracting evidence. And when you don't have it, I can make that obvious. My authority is natural law.
     
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  15. Balerion Banned Banned

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    I was talking from an evidence standpoint. There's no way he's going to allow any evidence that goes against his argument if he's given veto power, and the debate simply won't happen.
     
  16. steampunk Registered Senior Member

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    Trippy, you surprise me. This helps. You are the first one to at least establish statements that imply these things occurred.

    Now let me tell you how my mind works. Notice how you used the word believe up there? I'm one of those people that don't believe. I'm not fucking joking about this either.

    Ok. We have to go to the next step to understand my mind a little further. I separate knowledge from belief. Things I know are things I've experienced through my human senses.

    I also gain knowledge through inductive observations. This requires extrapolation. This is where probability comes in for me. Things are for me are probable about the past and future. I may come to know things about the past or future, if they are inductively strong arguments. If something is for the most part true, it's knowledge. If it's not for the most part true and a person thinks it's true, that's what I call belief. Again, I can't do that.

    This is where I am with this gassing claim. I haven't the evidence that forms an empirically strong argument that makes me know it's true. Since my mind won't believe things anymore, you probably think I am a bad person. I have to understand it, know it, to say it's true. I can't believe it and say it's true.

    So, those questions up there you have asked don't make any sense to me. I have to see the scientific argument to begin to tell you that knowledge of this event is being received in my mind. As I receive facts, it is possible I will know it to be true, if it's inductively strong.

    I'm having trouble finding this evidence to your statement above, can you help me see it?

    If you can do that, you have to point to the scientific argument made for each one of you statements up there. I don't know where that is at. Why would you just want me to just believe. I don't know how to do that anymore! Belief is for children to me. Santa Clause, Jesus Miracles and UFO's.

    When I say these claims are unsubstantiated, this is true from my mind. People are angry because they think I'm actually saying this about reality. Then they call me racist. Then, they refuse to point to science regarding the statements and this indeed is cure to ignorance! So they insult me, threaten to oust me, and associate hatred with me. They are really confused people feeling lot of inner hate at someone who is curious to know the truth that sometimes has a smart mouth, but always a open mind.

    Oh, and I think I know something, I get a new piece of information or new insight that make what I knew inductively weak, I realise I was suffering from belief and I was wrong to say that it was true. I admit I have been wrong.
     
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  17. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    I remember now.
    plurium interrogationum
    The 'Many questions/complex question' fallacy.
    I think.

    Appeal to authority is only really fallicious if the person being appealed to can not reasonably be considered an authority.

    The way it gets bandied about by some posters around here the statement "Newtons laws of motion predict that when you hit a brick wall at 100 mph while not wearing a seatbelt, you are likely to wind up a thin layer spread accross the length and breadth of said wall" is an appeal to authority.

    So I resist the urge to ask Storm
    Whether knowledge is so loose-weave
    Of a morning
    When deciding whether to leave
    Her apartment by the front door
    Or a window on the second floor.
    Tim Minchin - Storm
     
  18. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    Then you haven't been paying attention, have you. Because I said much the same thing back here:
    http://www.sciforums.com/showpost.php?p=2946373&postcount=58
    And instead of responding to it reasonably, you went off on a tirade about my shitty attitude.

    be·lief noun \bə-ˈlēf\
    a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing

    On the basis of the emperical evidence freely available to myself, and anyone else who should care to look, I find myself of a state of mind in which I am willing to put trust in certain people, based on what they have said or written, and accept their conclusions on the basis of the evidence presented.

    In otherwords (for example):
    believe [on the basis of the evidence available] that Zyklon-B was used in the capacity it is claimed to have been.
    believe [on the basis of the evidence available] believe that 1.2 million people (According to Hoess anyway) were killed there.
    believe [on the basis of the evidence available] that Auschwitz was capable of processing that many prisoners.

    Don't try and make my words about something they are not. I'm not talking about having faith, I'm talking about putting trust in specialists in their fields to do their jobs properly, and in their peers to scruitinize their work. Because, as someone who does science for a living, as well as a hobby, I understand that science builds upon previous work. If you want to advance science, you don't neccessarily start with reinventing the wheel.

    Only because you appear to have twisted them to suit whatever purpose your serving.

    The figure of 1.2 million people came from Hoess at Neuremburg (IIRC).
    The evidence for the use of Zyklon B comes from a variety of sources, including analyses performed as recently as the '90s.
    The statement regarding the capacity of Auschwitz is based on math, eyewitness testimony, and peer reviewed & published work.

    If you want any further depth then that, that would have to wait until any debate proper began, or you got around to opening the discussion thread.

    The proposal thread is not the appropriate venue for that discussion.

    The proposal thread is for establishing the participants, rules, and topic of the debate.
     
  19. steampunk Registered Senior Member

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    And that means you don't know shit, because you believe. You see, me and you are different, I'll take the time and heat to understand. You bow down and kiss ass. You are the type that will march and perform a holocaust or atrocity. I know your type you hypocrite.

    Go fuck yourself, I hate ass-kissers.
     
  20. Believe Happy medium Valued Senior Member

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    How are you any better trying to argue such a horrible subject just for the sake of arguement?
     
  21. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    What surprises me is why would trippy engage with him in any type of intelligent debate??

    Thousands of pictures, skulls and eyewitness accounts are obviously not scientific evidence for him, so why take him seriously???

    Was this photoshoped or would this count as scientific evidence?:

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    This is the last Jew of Vinnitsa, being killed, before him there were 28 000 others....

    Case, thread closed, idiot banned...
     
  22. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    steampunk:

    We're not making useful progress here. So...

    I will debate you on this topic, but I will not accept any of your additional "rules" as suggested in this thread. I propose that we debate according to the Standard Rules for one-on-one debates set out in the sticky thread in this subforum.

    The issue of what counts as evidence can be part of the debate, if that's what you want to argue. We'll have it out there, rather than here.

    I have one additional request. Because I am very busy at present, I will not be able to meet the posting time limits set out in the standard rules. I will require at most 1 week between posts, with the time actually likely to be shorter than that (i.e. one week from the time of your latest post until my next post is due, unless otherwise agreed between us during the debate).

    Do you accept?
     
  23. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Moderator note: We'll be dealing with the "go fuck yourself" statement shortly. This is a breach of the site rules.
     
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