EvilYeti wrote:I don't believe any scientists have dismissed the idea that rogue waves could exist. If you have evidence to the contrary, please present it.
Insane ramblings of the mentally ill deleted.
Most importantly, you need to see a psychiatrist.
Beyond that, I've studied oceanography and worked at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California.
My office was down the hall from that of Walter Munk's, whom is generally credited with *inventing* the field of physical oceanography.
I've worked on broadband seismic networks and for awhile even played with the data feed from the Pacific tsunami warning network just for fun.
And I'm saying you are full of shit; re: your claims regarding scientific opinion.
Scientists are concerned only with what they can measure and quantify. Anecdotal evidence is just that, anecdotal.
This goes for rogue waves and mermaids alike. And I'm sure, if pressed, oceanographers pre: 1995 would have said rogue waves were more likely to exist. However, many of them won't comment on anything unless its been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
It's precisely this sort of commitment to rigorous methodology, in fact, that ultimately proved rogue waves exist. Notice that pirates, sailors, sea captains, surfer dudes and anonymous net kooks like yourself contribute nothing but noise.
I did, however, see this quote in the wiki article:
Once thought by scientists to exist only in legends, rogue waves are now known to be a natural ocean phenomenon. Anecdotal evidence from mariners' testimonies and damages inflicted on ships have long suggested they occurred; however, their scientific measurement was only positively confirmed following measurements of the "Draupner wave", a rogue wave at the Draupner oil platform, in the North Sea on January 1, 1995. During this event, minor damage was inflicted on the platform, confirming that the reading was valid.
No scientist would say they didn't or couldn't exist. They merely said they were skeptical that they *did* exist. It's a subtle but important difference.
Regardless, you reek of envy and failure; like all the other lulzers.