Did any of you ever read about that volcano, in South America I think but I can't remember details, where the farmers got fed up and made a mammoth joint effort to stop its throat up and later on it exploded? I tried searching but found nothing so far.
I granted him the doubt that he wasn't able to sort out the things others told him.
...but that is no excuse for dismissing the competence of others out of hand. as you well know
Indeed, my remark about competence meant to include scientific method in general. That's why it isn't easy to get everybody to understand things. I've often been through this kind of thing with folks.
...the methods and means of scientific enquiry.
Nah, smoking ain't healthy, just don't let it get to you.
maybe i just need to fire up a spliff, eh?
Say, Turtle, do you know what's the first word a little baby volcano utters out of its mouth?
If you can't guess, you can see the answer by highlighting it here: "Magma!"