So, ok, let's take all the sea captains' words at face value.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.robinson wrote: So while landlubbers, "scientist", were busy dismissing the very idea that rouge waves could exist, Captains and people who actually go out on the high seas were well aware of the reality, the dangers, as were ship builders.
One more reason "scientist" are considered full of shit by people who live in the real world.
You sound like those guys that claim scientists are 'teh stoopid' because one guy said the earth might be in a cooling trend in the 70's.
Scientists, as a group, understand the natural world better than anyone else. Even those that spend a lifetime observing it first-hand, as they are limited by their own biases and frail human perceptions.
Now, where are the mermaids, sea monsters, floating islands, etc?
Anecdotes may often have some grain of truth. They may also involve nothing but perceptual error.