You are correct. Being called an expert IS subjective. Based on the definition of expert, Brent Blanchard does fit the description, maybe not STUNDIES, but in the dictionary (don't worry, you can check the definition in websters and its basically the same thing) Brent does posess the extensive knowledge in a particular area of study (Controlled Demolitions).
So are you both willing to drop the argument about the question of Blanchard being called an expert?
I know I am.
Please try not to follow your friends tactics as they do not impress many people. In case you hadn't notice (obviously you haven't) Stundie has given credit to Blanchard for being knowledgeable in the area of demolition, as do I. However, I am knowledgeable in MMA yet I am not an MMA fighter, as Blanchard is knowledgeable in demolition yet he does not demolish buildings.
An outside perspective is always different to being in the middle of the experience.
Many of the quotes supporting Blanchard that have been posted refer to him being an expert in the field of demolition. This is very different to being a demolition expert. Many of the quotes supporting Blanchard have also been provided by his own companies.
Blanchard may be considered an expert in the field of demolition, that does not make him an expert at demolishing buildings.
What do you think of this question Stundie proposed as I can see both of you have conveniently ignored it:
Person (A) whose makes a living and has previous experience of planning, rigging and demolition buildings.
Person ( who monitors and watches demolitions but has no experince of planning, rigging and demolition buildings.
Whose the expert and more importantly, who you going to call?
Is it A or B? I know who I would be calling the expert and who I would be calling to demolish my building. Perhaps this question will just be ignored once more.
How many times is it now Stundie?
Stundie has posted alot. Do you skip over all of them? The one with the firefighters/officer at the phone is quite a good one. Interesting you are not willing to write down that you admit there is a possibility of explosives. You kind of admit it in a round-a-bout way but I can see that the idea seems to scare you. A common occurrence with devotees of the official story.
Edited by Wandering, 03 May 2012 - 11:59 PM.