A question I have to ask...

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  1. saveliberty
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    Some of us don't feel compelled to go on a tirade only to fall on deaf ears. Note my short sentence with little need for more follow up.
     
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    Unless I'm specifically intending to present a dialectical argument, I'm unlikely to present references that strongly present the counterargument(s) to the one I'm making.

    I tend to be quite well aware of the strong counterargument(s) to mine so that I'm prepared to rebut them. Also, I nearly always can argue from the standpoint of the counter to my own position, but were I to do so, it'd be purely as an academic exercise, and I don't post for the sake of exercising or tickling any abstract interest I may have in advancing a position for the sake of doing so. I did that in high school and college. Those days are, for me, long gone.
     
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    So glad you enjoyed it.
     
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    I want to be a Jedi!
     
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    Archeologist.
     
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    Makes no sense to say "I read this ... here it is ... ."

    Complete ignorance.
     
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    One sided arguments are mostly rhetoric.

    Watch out for rhetoric. It will rot your mind.
     
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    I have thought about your query Xelor for the past couple of days now and I believe these are the various relevant answers:

    1 - People come here for cyber companionship.

    2 - They lead fairly isolated lives and the Internet is the only place they can experience any back and forth interplay with human intellects.

    3 - They are stuck in a relationship that has fizzled out and they need more.

    4 - Some have ego's and therefore they embrace rhetoric and fallacies to promote their own sense of aptitude to hide their true ineptitude.

    5 - Some are extreme extroverts who cannot make decisions on their own and need input from others to do so.

    Ok that's my short list.

    :D
     
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    Yup ... ego ... just like I listed.

    You are right in some cases JoeMoma .
     
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    TY for your reply. I'm going to infer from what you've posited that your answer to my question is "no."
     

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