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27-01-2014, 07:01 AM
RE: Irrational optimism
(27-01-2014 06:59 AM)Chippy Wrote:  Those that use this "demotivational poster"--e.g. our Tourette's Chimp--also understand irony:

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A KKK member catching fire is ironic just "...like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife" is ironic.

I assume you meant, "just like"?

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27-01-2014, 01:20 PM
RE: Irrational optimism
(27-01-2014 01:13 AM)diddo97 Wrote:  
(27-01-2014 01:04 AM)Chippy Wrote:  So you think I ought to question everything?

So ... you do follow dogma?

And you don't?

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27-01-2014, 06:26 PM
RE: Irrational optimism
(27-01-2014 01:04 AM)Chippy Wrote:  
(27-01-2014 12:52 AM)diddo97 Wrote:  I'm just questioning everything. You don't seem to be, even though atheists generally preach that.

So you think I ought to question everything?

You can question "questioning everything"
Eg once robust evidence is established for something it is just a distraction to keep questioning - one needs to get on to the next topic.

Eg if I ask:
"is driving at 120mph and trying to look at a map at the same time dangerous/negligent ? and the answer is yes & need to drive safely based on principles or right speed & concentration - I don't need to keep questioning is it safe to drive at 120mph. (unless I'm doing professional F1 racing etc, but not with the map @ same time)

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27-01-2014, 09:05 PM
RE: Irrational optimism
(27-01-2014 06:26 PM)Baruch Wrote:  You can question "questioning everything"

That's what my question did. Smile

It seems that I need DLJ to follow me around to flag when I'm being ironic and to loudly read out my subtext. Smile I think he says it is a public service for "Murikens".
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27-01-2014, 09:42 PM
RE: Irrational optimism
(27-01-2014 01:20 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(27-01-2014 01:13 AM)diddo97 Wrote:  So ... you do follow dogma?

And you don't?

It's impossible to escape being illogical.

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27-01-2014, 10:16 PM
RE: Irrational optimism
(27-01-2014 09:42 PM)diddo97 Wrote:  
(27-01-2014 01:20 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  And you don't?

It's impossible to escape being illogical.

That is a self-refuting statement. If it is true then it represents at least one statement that is logical.
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28-01-2014, 12:06 PM
RE: Irrational optimism
(27-01-2014 09:05 PM)Chippy Wrote:  
(27-01-2014 06:26 PM)Baruch Wrote:  You can question "questioning everything"

That's what my question did. Smile

It seems that I need DLJ to follow me around to flag when I'm being ironic and to loudly read out my subtext. Smile I think he says it is a public service for "Murikens".

But a chargeable service for Aussies.

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28-01-2014, 12:52 PM
RE: Irrational optimism
Optimism is overrated and useless. That is all.
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