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2/11/2014 2:42:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Correlation Is Not Causation. This site was the first place I encountered this phrasing of the concept.
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2/11/2014 3:45:40 PM
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What has debate.org taught me?

Some people are just really stupid.
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2/11/2014 3:54:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 3:47:26 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
Being grammatically correct on the internet actually does pay off.

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2/11/2014 5:17:47 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
That I will never truly decide whether I have a sliver of faith in humanity or absolutely no faith at all.
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2/11/2014 5:27:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 5:17:47 PM, Zaradi wrote:
That I will never truly decide whether I have a sliver of faith in humanity or absolutely no faith at all.

Hope is over rated.
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2/11/2014 6:09:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 5:27:28 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 5:17:47 PM, Zaradi wrote:
That I will never truly decide whether I have a sliver of faith in humanity or absolutely no faith at all.

Hope is over rated.

What's hope?
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2/11/2014 7:00:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 3:47:26 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
Being grammatically correct on the internet actually does pay off.

There are exceptions:

http://www.debate.org...

;)
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2/11/2014 7:03:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
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2/11/2014 7:06:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 6:09:53 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 2/11/2014 5:27:28 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 5:17:47 PM, Zaradi wrote:
That I will never truly decide whether I have a sliver of faith in humanity or absolutely no faith at all.

Hope is over rated.

What's hope?

This was the subtopic of one of my papers. I was arguing why hope is irrational.

The dictionary definition of hope is: v. to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true; n. the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen.

As you can see, the definitions involve thinking something could happen. This is different from "wish", which is not an emotion as much as a reaction. Hope is more analogous to faith, as in the subject both wishes and believes something will happen. I called this bias, and I defined hope as biased expectations.

By "hope for humanity", I'm assuming you mean you mean that you wish and expect the human race as a whole to progressively become better at survival and gaining happiness. There is nothing wrong with wishing it will be the case, since wishing is unaffected by the situation. But you said you hope, and you lose hope, thus implying you have expectations, and they fluctuate.
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2/11/2014 7:32:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 7:00:24 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/11/2014 3:47:26 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
Being grammatically correct on the internet actually does pay off.

There are exceptions:

http://www.debate.org...

;)

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2/11/2014 7:35:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 7:32:44 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
At 2/11/2014 7:00:24 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/11/2014 3:47:26 PM, MassiveDump wrote:
Being grammatically correct on the internet actually does pay off.

There are exceptions:

http://www.debate.org...

;)

Palm, meet face. You two are going to be spending lots of time together.

Lol, well you see, I found his arguments way easier to follow despite the fact that the grammar was not "conventional." =)

His opponent used proper grammar and stuff but his wording was very confusing.
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2/11/2014 7:38:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 7:06:06 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 6:09:53 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 2/11/2014 5:27:28 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 5:17:47 PM, Zaradi wrote:
That I will never truly decide whether I have a sliver of faith in humanity or absolutely no faith at all.

Hope is over rated.

What's hope?

This was the subtopic of one of my papers. I was arguing why hope is irrational.

The dictionary definition of hope is: v. to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true; n. the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen.

As you can see, the definitions involve thinking something could happen. This is different from "wish", which is not an emotion as much as a reaction. Hope is more analogous to faith, as in the subject both wishes and believes something will happen. I called this bias, and I defined hope as biased expectations.

By "hope for humanity", I'm assuming you mean you mean that you wish and expect the human race as a whole to progressively become better at survival and gaining happiness. There is nothing wrong with wishing it will be the case, since wishing is unaffected by the situation. But you said you hope, and you lose hope, thus implying you have expectations, and they fluctuate.

Irrational hope (optimism) may actually bring about more practical success than the more rational options. Studies have shown (please don't hold me to this, I'm lazy) that more optimistic people are generally more successful then average people.

So it's sort of a paradox: irrational thinking may actually be rational.
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2/11/2014 8:02:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 7:38:46 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/11/2014 7:06:06 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 6:09:53 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 2/11/2014 5:27:28 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 5:17:47 PM, Zaradi wrote:
That I will never truly decide whether I have a sliver of faith in humanity or absolutely no faith at all.

Hope is over rated.

What's hope?

This was the subtopic of one of my papers. I was arguing why hope is irrational.

The dictionary definition of hope is: v. to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true; n. the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen.

As you can see, the definitions involve thinking something could happen. This is different from "wish", which is not an emotion as much as a reaction. Hope is more analogous to faith, as in the subject both wishes and believes something will happen. I called this bias, and I defined hope as biased expectations.

By "hope for humanity", I'm assuming you mean you mean that you wish and expect the human race as a whole to progressively become better at survival and gaining happiness. There is nothing wrong with wishing it will be the case, since wishing is unaffected by the situation. But you said you hope, and you lose hope, thus implying you have expectations, and they fluctuate.

Irrational hope (optimism) may actually bring about more practical success than the more rational options. Studies have shown (please don't hold me to this, I'm lazy) that more optimistic people are generally more successful then average people.

So it's sort of a paradox: irrational thinking may actually be rational.

Those who are not optimistic may not be doing so out of rationality.
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2/11/2014 8:03:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
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2/11/2014 8:04:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 8:02:09 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 7:38:46 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/11/2014 7:06:06 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 6:09:53 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 2/11/2014 5:27:28 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 5:17:47 PM, Zaradi wrote:
That I will never truly decide whether I have a sliver of faith in humanity or absolutely no faith at all.

Hope is over rated.

What's hope?

This was the subtopic of one of my papers. I was arguing why hope is irrational.

The dictionary definition of hope is: v. to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true; n. the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen.

As you can see, the definitions involve thinking something could happen. This is different from "wish", which is not an emotion as much as a reaction. Hope is more analogous to faith, as in the subject both wishes and believes something will happen. I called this bias, and I defined hope as biased expectations.

By "hope for humanity", I'm assuming you mean you mean that you wish and expect the human race as a whole to progressively become better at survival and gaining happiness. There is nothing wrong with wishing it will be the case, since wishing is unaffected by the situation. But you said you hope, and you lose hope, thus implying you have expectations, and they fluctuate.

Irrational hope (optimism) may actually bring about more practical success than the more rational options. Studies have shown (please don't hold me to this, I'm lazy) that more optimistic people are generally more successful then average people.

So it's sort of a paradox: irrational thinking may actually be rational.

Those who are not optimistic may not be doing so out of rationality.

Surely some people base their lack of optimism based on rationality?
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2/11/2014 8:04:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 8:04:13 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
At 2/11/2014 8:02:09 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 2/11/2014 7:38:46 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Irrational hope (optimism) may actually bring about more practical success than the more rational options. Studies have shown (please don't hold me to this, I'm lazy) that more optimistic people are generally more successful then average people.

So it's sort of a paradox: irrational thinking may actually be rational.

Those who are not optimistic may not be doing so out of rationality.

Surely some people base their lack of optimism based on rationality?

Of course, some.
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2/12/2014 12:23:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Don't trust most people. Stick in your group, and always expect the worse in the debate. If you don't pour your f*cking heart and soul into your argument, it comes out as a meaningless piece of writing.

...Also, noobs are really, really dumb.
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2/12/2014 12:37:37 AM
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I've learned to better accept and understand the views of others. I have learned there are two sides to any argument and to keep my ears open. I've learned lots of political issues from scratch, which is cool. And I learned how to debate better, obviously. This is pretty much the first productive website I've thoroughly enjoyed.

I also learned that if I don't restrict who can accept my debate, I'll get a fkn forfeiter.
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2/12/2014 2:12:51 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/11/2014 3:45:40 PM, Jonbonbon wrote:
What has debate.org taught me?

Some people are just really stupid.

I went in to this site knowing this, and I came out understanding it. Amen.
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2/12/2014 7:51:10 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
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2/12/2014 12:00:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/12/2014 9:00:08 AM, progressivedem22 wrote:
That libertarians are more pervasive than I thought.

I resent that. We're not all perverted.
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2/12/2014 12:05:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/12/2014 12:00:30 PM, Wylted wrote:
At 2/12/2014 9:00:08 AM, progressivedem22 wrote:
That libertarians are more pervasive than I thought.

I resent that. We're not all perverted.

I didn't say perverted; I said pervasive - "Having the quality or tendency to pervade or permeate." Granted, it was the wrong term, unless I was speaking of "libertarianism" as opposed to libertarians. The point was, there are more libertarians here than I thought.

Also, I was planning to respond to your post on the DDO Olympics, but I'll just say it here. I saw that you signed up in the economics section. Perhaps we can finally have that debate.
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2/12/2014 12:20:57 PM
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At 2/12/2014 9:00:08 AM, progressivedem22 wrote:
That libertarians are more pervasive than I thought.

Seriously, you did not know?
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2/12/2014 12:26:21 PM
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At 2/12/2014 12:20:57 PM, Fox-McCloud wrote:
At 2/12/2014 9:00:08 AM, progressivedem22 wrote:
That libertarians are more pervasive than I thought.

Seriously, you did not know?

Not really man, haha. I guess I've been living in the bubble of academia -- which is not to be confused with the Fox News misinformation bubble.
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2/12/2014 4:03:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/12/2014 12:26:21 PM, progressivedem22 wrote:
At 2/12/2014 12:20:57 PM, Fox-McCloud wrote:
At 2/12/2014 9:00:08 AM, progressivedem22 wrote:
That libertarians are more pervasive than I thought.

Seriously, you did not know?

Not really man, haha. I guess I've been living in the bubble of academia -- which is not to be confused with the Fox News misinformation bubble.

So just the MSNBC misinformation bubble.
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2/12/2014 4:07:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Better grammar and writing skills.

That half the population wants to be kept and supported by the other half.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

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