Serious Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Dante, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Dante
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    Lots of people say they want a serious discussion. Somebody want to start? It is pretty simple to avoid the trolls. Staying on message is pretty simple. It may take time between posts, but if you go to your User cp, you should be able to subscribe to this thread and keep it easily accessible.

    Go for it.


    or not.

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    Why do I consider myself a liberal?

    I think this is a simple yet difficult question to answer.
     
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    Avatar4321 Diamond Member Gold Supporting Member

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    And yet, you dodged your own question.
     
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    Demanding an answer that fits a presupposed/preconceived framework is a sign of weakness. Understanding and investigation of ideas and thoughts goes far beyond the tricks.tactics of debate.

    The problem as I see it is that most educated people with limited intelligence confuse debate with argument.

    nuance.

    One can win a debate and still be wrong factually and intellectually. Arguments stand on their own. Then there is the honest ad open investigation of ideas. This is where opinion comes in. Opinion that is wrong is not to be confused with false argument.

    What is it that people really want here? Of course people come here and other places to spam, troll and have fun...but for many there was an initial urge that was far deeper. What happens to that? What kills serious discussion and tamps down the urge to seek out ideas and other opinions, variety of views...conversation tinged with knowledge?

    I know I don't have all the answers, but there is something I do know that many others do not.

    D.
     
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    Serious discussions are way overrated.
     
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    OK....Credit where credit is due....that was kinda funny.
     
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    I agree. Moreover, I concur.

    Nonetheless, I reserve the right to change my stance on this issue.
     
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    I think I figured out how to resolve the very serious problems with Pakistan.
     
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    go on
     
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    I second the motion, raise you $20, and Call.
     
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