Joined: 15 Dec 2004 Posts: 9487 Location: Blue Canadian Rockies
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:19 pm Post subject:
Why you guys want to keep arguing with card carrying members of the Flat Earth Society is beyond me....
Don't you know that conspiracy theorists, like people who forsake chemo for Ginko powder, are at heart individuals with deep seated issues with authority? This distrust of any "official" information, combined with a certain lack of intellectual curiousity, results in fruitcakes who take satisfaction in believing anything as long as it refutes the mainstream version of events. They are particularly good at ignoring factual evidence in favor of snippets and suppositions that they convert to their perverted notion of "evidence". In time, this vacuous worldview comes to characterize their entire personality, and for all practical purposes they become like vegetables - wholly predictable in their consistent failure to think critically.
So, again, why waste your time arguing with them?
I tend to agree, but I guess we're as stupid as they are.
I would rather see peope like freedealin make more ridiculous predictions so I can mock him when they don't come true, but he's onto that game and has retreated to the usual CT/Truther shtick..
Its the old saw about wrestling with a pig. You both get dirty but the pig enjoys it.
Joined: 07 Jan 2005 Posts: 15772 Location: Ponderosa
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:21 pm Post subject:
ahhhh, said the blind man, so that's why I see so many aluminum bottles in yoga class. I just thought I had ceased to be hip or sumtin _________________ Other vegetables have a hard time competing with potatoes.
If they were as few and as generally ridiculed as the flat earthers, it'd be no problem.
But there are too many of them to ignore. They're not going to be convinced, but their ravings must be marginalized. The more common and accepted these absurdities become, the more the rest of us will suffer for it.
Anyway, your post did your share of the necessary work.
As for BPA ... well, there's the rub on the slippery slope of shades of gray, eh? Where to draw the line, when none of us have the time ...
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