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|Quote (Guts @ July 06 2008,06:27)|
|Quote (Alan Fox @ July 06 2008,06:24)|
|Ah I think Nelson/Guts is attempting the debating tactic of provoking a banning, sometimes referred to as "death by Cop", I believe. |
This is all very illuminating, Sir.
(Edited for spelling)
No i'm trying to provoke actual thought, which is absent here. No one knows my position? Are you friggin kidding me? This thread is pages and pages long, and accusations abound, but no one knows my position? How batshit insane is that. I could write a book on it.
You're not actually provoking anything, though, except the willingness to let you carry on for as long as you like. It's not so much giving you enough rope as allowing you to pay out as much rope as you like, a la Aristophanes.
Refusing to state your position then throwing turds at people who ask, is certainly a path to enlightenment for anyone who cares to follow the thread. As a reader, I now feel very well informed about your actual position, because it's clearly demonstrated in all your postings. Am I wrong about what's being demonstrated here? It certainly looks like a classic example of a certain sort of behaviour - and not one recognisable as an attempt to debate.
If you want a debate, it's very simple. State your assumptions, state your evidence, state your logic and state your conclusion. A proper understanding of all four is necessary to make progress.
If you don't believe we're smart enough to understand this, why are you still here? Are you not smart enough to educate us?
Instead of throwing turds, why not expend that energy throwing evidence and logic? They're far harder to scrape off, when they hit.
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Fainted at the breakfast table
Children, let this be a warning
Never do it in the morning -- Ralph Vaughan Williams