intellectual Discourse

intellectual Discourse

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  1. So much yes. All the yesses. This is yet another way I can spin in circles for someone else’s purposes instead of pursuing what I need to get done for my own purposes.

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  2. Tattooed on people’s eyelids?!

    Defend that argument.

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  3. Rugger Ducky says:

    Kurt von Finck why don’t you tell us why it’s a terrible idea. In song form, if possible.

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  4. Oompa! Loompa! Doopity-doo!
    I’ve got another puzzle for you.
    Oompa! Loompa! Doopity-dee!
    If you are wise you’ll listen to me.

    What do you get when you tattoo your lids?
    Antibiotics and a doc saying, “You DID?!”
    And people who need tattoos are not like we.
    They’ll read their own lids but still will not see.

    Oompa! Loompa! Doopity-do!
    Block and report and move down the queue.
    Oompa! Loompa! Doopity-da!
    Take this advice and you will go far.

    Happy now, Rugger Ducky? Can I have my reward herring?

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  5. Rugger Ducky says:

    Most definitely. Or would you like some cheese and wine instead?

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  6. Vile temptress!

    And yes, please.

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  7. Where else in the world will I be able to find such discourse?
    Y’all are brilliant and I lol

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  8. Rugger Ducky says:

    Melody Peters alas, I’m singing the same lament.

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  9. I just block people who demand proof. (Go ahead and ask me to prove it.) 😉

    (This is, of course, meant in total jest… Usually I get sucked into hours of research, crafting an elaborate thesis, which gets met only with a moved goalpost or gets completely ignored.)

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  10. Find a Diaspora* instance and join. Most G+ people have gone to Pluspora. But you can join any pod and interact with any other.

    pluspora.com – pluspora

    https://podupti.me/

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  11. Josh Blaha says:

    This is is true. There is no obligation to “fucko(s) on the Internet” who demand proof. However, it’s amazing how quickly intelligent opponents become “fuckos” when people have no basis for their beliefs. Then you have to wonder: which one is the true “fucko”?

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  12. It’s a balancing act. In rigorous argument, the burden of proof is always on the one making the claim. But yes, it can be a huge time sink, and if someone is arguing in bad faith (eg: shifting the goalposts), then walking away may be the right call.

    I guess it can come down to who you’re trying to persuade. The bad faith individual… or the quiet lurkers.

    Your time, your call…

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  13. It also depends on whether I’m trying to persuade anyone of anything. You know sometimes I’m just living my life and it’s not actually up for debate. If I say happy birthday to a friend I am not inviting random people to demand to be convinced that that person is my friend or that they deserve to have a happy birthday.

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  14. Pete Hardie says:

    I just ask for sources for their position. If they can’t present any, out they go. If they mention Breitbart, out they go

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