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000ike
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10/20/2011 5:57:14 PM
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I'd like to see someone refute this. I have yet to find a website that is as serious, with as much intelligent people as this. Yahoo answers for one, is full of bias and incoherent replies that almost always lack sense or fairness. Other debating websites seem a bit disorganized. Is this really the center-point of worldwide viral intellectualism, or can you come up with another online intellectual community that trumps ours?
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10/20/2011 6:02:33 PM
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I have to say. Before two months ago, I never was on any site at all that involves interaction with other members. I never used myspace, yahooanswers, blogs, chatrooms, nothing. This was the site that got me hooked and now I spend so much time on it. If two months ago, someone suggested that I would be spending my free time writing debates and playing mafia online, I would have laughed my @$$ off. But here I am. So, to answer your question, no I don't believe there is another site like this.
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10/20/2011 6:39:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I don't find the people around here to be particularly intelligent to be honest. There are always a few.

And before anyone gives me sh!t for saying that, you know it's true.

Most of the people I know personally though seem to be on the level of Godsands.
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000ike
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10/20/2011 6:44:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 6:39:37 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
I don't find the people around here to be particularly intelligent to be honest. There are always a few.

And before anyone gives me sh!t for saying that, you know it's true.


Most of the people I know personally though seem to be on the level of Godsands.

You're confusing intelligence with agreement. I think you're just trying to be a contrarian. The people here are pretty smart even though some may have dumb ideas.
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
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10/20/2011 6:45:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 6:44:02 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/20/2011 6:39:37 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
I don't find the people around here to be particularly intelligent to be honest. There are always a few.

And before anyone gives me sh!t for saying that, you know it's true.


Most of the people I know personally though seem to be on the level of Godsands.

You're confusing intelligence with agreement. I think you're just trying to be a contrarian. The people here are pretty smart even though some may have dumb ideas.

What is the criteria of intelligence, 000ike?
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10/20/2011 6:52:03 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 6:45:38 PM, Man-is-good wrote:

What is the criteria of intelligence, 000ike?

Here you go again. Do you have something to add to the thread or are you just going to flood this place with meaningless interrogative questions as usual?

When you're not chasing Izbo, and asking his random questions that inevitably lead to squabbles, I seem to be the next target. Get a new hobby.
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10/20/2011 7:02:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 7:01:04 PM, Raisor wrote:
No.

it wasn't a yes or no question. It was, can you think of one better?
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10/20/2011 7:03:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 7:02:46 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/20/2011 7:01:04 PM, Raisor wrote:
No.

it wasn't a yes or no question. It was, can you think of one better?

That is a yes or no question.
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10/20/2011 7:05:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 7:03:31 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 10/20/2011 7:02:46 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/20/2011 7:01:04 PM, Raisor wrote:
No.

it wasn't a yes or no question. It was, can you think of one better?

That is a yes or no question.

oh lol, well you know what I mean. He should name a better a site.
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10/20/2011 7:11:30 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 6:44:02 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/20/2011 6:39:37 PM, CosmicAlfonzo wrote:
I don't find the people around here to be particularly intelligent to be honest. There are always a few.

And before anyone gives me sh!t for saying that, you know it's true.


Most of the people I know personally though seem to be on the level of Godsands.

You're confusing intelligence with agreement. I think you're just trying to be a contrarian.

No, I'm not.

Oh, hah, I bet you think I'm proving your point.
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10/20/2011 7:15:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I know one thing though. Yahoo Answers is filled with idiots. Like Crpyto. I wonder why crypto close his account though? I was about to pm him but it seem he deleted his account or something.
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10/20/2011 7:15:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
There are a ton of really good blogs that have much higher levels of discourse or are more educational.

This site serves a specific purpose though and I think it serves that purpose well.
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10/20/2011 7:17:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 7:15:49 PM, Mysterio wrote:
I know one thing though. Yahoo Answers is filled with idiots. Like Crpyto. I wonder why crypto close his account though? I was about to pm him but it seem he deleted his account or something.

A mod probably closed his account...Usually when someone closes his/her own account, it reads "Account deactivated", not closed...
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10/20/2011 7:43:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 5:57:14 PM, 000ike wrote:
I'd like to see someone refute this. I have yet to find a website that is as serious, with as much intelligent people as this. Yahoo answers for one, is full of bias and incoherent replies that almost always lack sense or fairness. Other debating websites seem a bit disorganized. Is this really the center-point of worldwide viral intellectualism, or can you come up with another online intellectual community that trumps ours?

Bing, the decision engine!
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10/20/2011 7:44:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 7:43:28 PM, Mikeee wrote:
At 10/20/2011 5:57:14 PM, 000ike wrote:
I'd like to see someone refute this. I have yet to find a website that is as serious, with as much intelligent people as this. Yahoo answers for one, is full of bias and incoherent replies that almost always lack sense or fairness. Other debating websites seem a bit disorganized. Is this really the center-point of worldwide viral intellectualism, or can you come up with another online intellectual community that trumps ours?

Bing, the decision engine!
We have our second exception to the "intellegentesia" of DDO....other than 000ike.
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"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
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10/20/2011 7:44:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 7:44:24 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
At 10/20/2011 7:43:28 PM, Mikeee wrote:
At 10/20/2011 5:57:14 PM, 000ike wrote:
I'd like to see someone refute this. I have yet to find a website that is as serious, with as much intelligent people as this. Yahoo answers for one, is full of bias and incoherent replies that almost always lack sense or fairness. Other debating websites seem a bit disorganized. Is this really the center-point of worldwide viral intellectualism, or can you come up with another online intellectual community that trumps ours?

Bing, the decision engine!
We have our second exception to the "Intellegentsia" of DDO....other than 000ike.
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
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10/20/2011 7:52:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 5:57:14 PM, 000ike wrote:
I'd like to see someone refute this. I have yet to find a website that is as serious, with as much intelligent people as this. Yahoo answers for one, is full of bias and incoherent replies that almost always lack sense or fairness. Other debating websites seem a bit disorganized. Is this really the center-point of worldwide viral intellectualism, or can you come up with another online intellectual community that trumps ours?

Well, the XKCD forums for starters. This site is decent but not amazing. But from our lack of intellectual dominance rises forth one of the site's great strengths; a generally welcoming and accepting community which tolerates less intelligent people so long as they are willing to at least defend their ideas.
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10/20/2011 7:58:48 PM
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If this site lacks intelligent people, it is because of the fact that it caters to politicians and people with political views. In all honesty, decisions that are made to day will not drastically change tomorrow. Communist, Absolutism, Socialism, these are all ideas, and they don't really matter, you would live your life regardless. Religion is a matter of opinion along with many other subjects. If every one thinks that they are right, then doesn't that make everyone wrong?
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10/20/2011 8:06:45 PM
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At 10/20/2011 7:58:48 PM, Mikeee wrote:
If this site lacks intelligent people, it is because of the fact that it caters to politicians and people with political views. In all honesty, decisions that are made to day will not drastically change tomorrow. Communist, Absolutism, Socialism, these are all ideas, and they don't really matter, you would live your life regardless. Religion is a matter of opinion along with many other subjects. If every one thinks that they are right, then doesn't that make everyone wrong?

lol you sounds very confused. The policies of today will better or worsen the life of tomorrow. We ultimately seek the best method of obtaining fairness and happiness for all people. Means of attaining this goal differ between different ideologies. You seem jaded by the sea of opinions, but the fact is they are significant. You would not simply live life wither way. Being alive is not living. It is freedom, happiness, or rest that characterizes life. In this sense, when one is dead, he lives at last.
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10/20/2011 8:10:09 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 8:06:45 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/20/2011 7:58:48 PM, Mikeee wrote:
If this site lacks intelligent people, it is because of the fact that it caters to politicians and people with political views. In all honesty, decisions that are made to day will not drastically change tomorrow. Communist, Absolutism, Socialism, these are all ideas, and they don't really matter, you would live your life regardless. Religion is a matter of opinion along with many other subjects. If every one thinks that they are right, then doesn't that make everyone wrong?

lol you sounds very confused. The policies of today will better or worsen the life of tomorrow. We ultimately seek the best method of obtaining fairness and happiness for all people. Means of attaining this goal differ between different ideologies. You seem jaded by the sea of opinions, but the fact is they are significant. You would not simply live life wither way. Being alive is not living. It is freedom, happiness, or rest that characterizes life. In this sense, when one is dead, he lives at last.

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10/20/2011 8:15:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 5:57:14 PM, 000ike wrote:
I'd like to see someone refute this. I have yet to find a website that is as serious, with as much intelligent people as this. Yahoo answers for one, is full of bias and incoherent replies that almost always lack sense or fairness. Other debating websites seem a bit disorganized. Is this really the center-point of worldwide viral intellectualism, or can you come up with another online intellectual community that trumps ours?

I don't know if the members are more intelligent then people on other sites. I know I'm not very intelligent. But what makes this site unique is it's mostly open, not controlled by one ideologically. And there are some members here with opposing beliefs I can actually ask honest questions and get honest answers. Most of that goes on in pm because of the rest of the members here. But that is mostly because of the chaos and derails they introduce to the conversations. Except people like izbo.

Sure I could go to a Catholic only website and talk about my beliefs, but I won't be challenged on most of them. I've learned more about my Faith here (in certain aspects) then in Catholic only websites or my own personal studies.
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10/20/2011 8:17:09 PM
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At 10/20/2011 8:06:45 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 10/20/2011 7:58:48 PM, Mikeee wrote:
If this site lacks intelligent people, it is because of the fact that it caters to politicians and people with political views. In all honesty, decisions that are made to day will not drastically change tomorrow. Communist, Absolutism, Socialism, these are all ideas, and they don't really matter, you would live your life regardless. Religion is a matter of opinion along with many other subjects. If every one thinks that they are right, then doesn't that make everyone wrong?

lol you sounds very confused. The policies of today will better or worsen the life of tomorrow. We ultimately seek the best method of obtaining fairness and happiness for all people. Means of attaining this goal differ between different ideologies. You seem jaded by the sea of opinions, but the fact is they are significant. You would not simply live life wither way. Being alive is not living. It is freedom, happiness, or rest that characterizes life. In this sense, when one is dead, he lives at last.

Tomorrow as in the greater tomorrow; years, decades, centuries...

There have been few things that have changed life as we know it, people living in the 1500s live basically the same lifestyle as us. Agriculture, housing, large communities, are "big decisions". Weather you live in a socialist or communist country, you still are going to go to work to be able to get money and eat, its been this say for the existential of society.

My point; politicians are stupid, I'm was alive when Busch was in office, I'm during Obama's term, I'll be alive during the next president's term, and for the most part, will be doing the same thing.
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10/20/2011 8:27:08 PM
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I don't think any one site is best, others are definitely worse than DDO in terms of variety(Mises) but have us beat to death in terms of quality(Mises again Lol). I also sometimes like to frequent this left libertarian forum(you know Ancaps, agorists, mitualists, etc.) the conversation there I think is more worthwhile. They don't have any 000ike's who ignorantly reject an entire intelligent school of thought or any of the dead horse beatings that go on in the religion forum.
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10/20/2011 8:28:29 PM
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At 10/20/2011 8:27:08 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I don't think any one site is best, others are definitely worse than DDO in terms of variety(Mises) but have us beat to death in terms of quality(Mises again Lol). I also sometimes like to frequent this left libertarian forum(you know Ancaps, agorists, mitualists, etc.) the conversation there I think is more worthwhile. They don't have any 000ike's who ignorantly reject an entire intelligent school of thought or any of the dead horse beatings that go on in the religion forum.

True. But, like you said, I prefer the variety--the wide view of beliefs and opinions.
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10/20/2011 8:29:41 PM
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At 10/20/2011 7:15:55 PM, Raisor wrote:
There are a ton of really good blogs that have much higher levels of discourse or are more educational.

This site serves a specific purpose though and I think it serves that purpose well.

This.
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10/20/2011 8:32:56 PM
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At 10/20/2011 8:28:29 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 10/20/2011 8:27:08 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I don't think any one site is best, others are definitely worse than DDO in terms of variety(Mises) but have us beat to death in terms of quality(Mises again Lol). I also sometimes like to frequent this left libertarian forum(you know Ancaps, agorists, mitualists, etc.) the conversation there I think is more worthwhile. They don't have any 000ike's who ignorantly reject an entire intelligent school of thought or any of the dead horse beatings that go on in the religion forum.

True. But, like you said, I prefer the variety--the wide view of beliefs and opinions.

I don't deny variety is interesting, but at the moment I'm more interested in disputes and problems within anarchism, which don't get much light on this site.
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10/20/2011 8:34:18 PM
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At 10/20/2011 8:32:56 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 10/20/2011 8:28:29 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 10/20/2011 8:27:08 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I don't think any one site is best, others are definitely worse than DDO in terms of variety(Mises) but have us beat to death in terms of quality(Mises again Lol). I also sometimes like to frequent this left libertarian forum(you know Ancaps, agorists, mitualists, etc.) the conversation there I think is more worthwhile. They don't have any 000ike's who ignorantly reject an entire intelligent school of thought or any of the dead horse beatings that go on in the religion forum.

True. But, like you said, I prefer the variety--the wide view of beliefs and opinions.

I don't deny variety is interesting, but at the moment I'm more interested in disputes and problems within anarchism, which don't get much light on this site.

Of course, I guess it depends on how convicted one is of his/her beliefs. I'm fairly strong, but wishy washy. You are much more firmly held in anarchism.
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10/20/2011 8:34:30 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/20/2011 8:32:56 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 10/20/2011 8:28:29 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 10/20/2011 8:27:08 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I don't think any one site is best, others are definitely worse than DDO in terms of variety(Mises) but have us beat to death in terms of quality(Mises again Lol). I also sometimes like to frequent this left libertarian forum(you know Ancaps, agorists, mitualists, etc.) the conversation there I think is more worthwhile. They don't have any 000ike's who ignorantly reject an entire intelligent school of thought or any of the dead horse beatings that go on in the religion forum.

True. But, like you said, I prefer the variety--the wide view of beliefs and opinions.

I don't deny variety is interesting, but at the moment I'm more interested in disputes and problems within anarchism, which don't get much light on this site.

Social, I promise I will NOT be like 000ike, who tosses balls or starts rejecting philosophies or adequate ways of thinking (in other words, a clown mistaking himself for a gentleman)...but I fail to see what is good in anarchism...
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10/20/2011 8:35:25 PM
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At 10/20/2011 8:27:08 PM, socialpinko wrote:
I don't think any one site is best, others are definitely worse than DDO in terms of variety(Mises) but have us beat to death in terms of quality(Mises again Lol). I also sometimes like to frequent this left libertarian forum(you know Ancaps, agorists, mitualists, etc.) the conversation there I think is more worthwhile. They don't have any 000ike's who ignorantly reject an entire intelligent school of thought or any of the dead horse beatings that go on in the religion forum.

School of thought?...more like breach in thought.
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