Want to discuss your feelings about the topic and other more subjective topics? Go ahead knock yourself out. But keep it friendly, with no cheap shots, pot shots, bomb throwing, flaming etc...
Occasionally, we get a keyboard bully that decides to put a stick in the ground here, they won't like it here and they won't last unless they change. That also is our "official policy"
The greatest advancement that heat treating has made in the recent past, is that it is no longer considered a “black art”. I think that is great! It’s not a black art, sorcery or magic,… but it is still art.
The big push has been to make heat treating “more scientific”, which is also good,… as long as we don’t lose site of it’s true nature and leave some room for all valid paradigms.
Paradigm: : a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about.
... If you don't believe me, I invite you to research this fascinating topic on your own, (with an open mind),... and see for yourselves.
(You may need to look outside the knifemaking community and more into convectional science and the scientific community in general.)