Originally Posted by SloopJonB
I was thinking more along the lines of respect than "awe".
I guess we mere peasants just don't have the subtlety of thought or understanding to grasp the concepts you seemingly have at your fingertips.
I mean, a mere 40 years of sailing, boatbuilding and studying design isn't that much of a base of knowledge is it?
When did I say it wasn't much of a base of knowledge? I accused you of not understanding what I wrote - that has no bearing on how much experience you have. And did I call you a peasant? No, I explained in no uncertain terms where you went wrong, and how you went wrong.
As for "respect": I do have respect for when respect is due. But regardless of who I'm talking to, I get annoyed when people continue to misunderstand, or worse; misrepresent what I'm saying. And while I got annoyed with Bob, I'm glad I was finally able to make it clear we were talking about the same thing, and that I wasn't disagreeing with him. I'm not saying it is his fault per se, I'm saying I wasn't able to make it clear to him at first.
You then come along and demand respect on his behalf, utterly unaware that we were "clear" with each other, that there weren't actually a disagreement.
Why do you have a problem with me using a figure of speech? Do I have respect for Bob's know-how and skill set - of course. Do I think it's "artistry" - of course not. It's about using one's knowledge and skills and apply them. Some things will be "intuition", but since intuition is based on one's knowledge base, it still comes down to being skillful.
And, as for this:
Originally Posted by outbound
It is said- It's more dangerous to not know what you don't know then to have insufficient knowledge as if you are truly alive you can learn.
If you're implying that I suffer from the Dunning-Kruger
effect (look it up), you couldn't be more wrong. I'm not claiming to know more than Perry about boat design. I have made it clear that I attempted to explain things with a different wording, and in 3d rather than 2d. That doesn't mean we weren't talking about the same thing, nor that we were disagreeing.