Should intellectual Dishonest be more strictly moderated?

Discussion in 'SF Open Government' started by Kittamaru, Aug 17, 2015.

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Should Intellectual Dishonesty be more strictly moderated/punished?

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  2. No

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  4. I dont' care

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  1. tali89 Registered Senior Member

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    What's been stopping you before now? Indeed, why do you even need an ignore list? Are you so weak-minded you cannot simply *not read his posts*?

    What's rather humorous about all this is that from what I can garner from his posts on the Politics forum, Magical Realist is politically left-leaning. For example, he's definitely pro gay-rights. However, because he holds some quaint beliefs that are ultimately harmless, some of the most well-know lefties on this forum go to every effort to belittle him. It's fascinating watching left-wingers consume their own kind as soon as their beliefs differ from the party line on even the slightest most obscure thing.
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    So f*cking what?
    His politics have sod all to do with it.

    Actually his views aren't at all "ultimately harmless" - they deny the scientific process, logic, rationality and, as has been shown, intellectual integrity. But, then again, your posts don't contain much rationality, for example:
    I think you'll find that the "efforts to belittle him" are a result of his behaviour (as outlined above), not because of his claims.

    Yeah, more evidence that you lack any reasoning powers. In short, that final sentence of yours is utter meaningless shite.

    Oh, forgot these:
    Because - as indicated[1] - I hadn't realised until now the depth of his delusion.

    Oh, did somebody post before thinking? It appears so.
    How about: MR's posts - especially his initial ones in his threads - take up a lot of room. Putting him on ignore allows faster scrolling through pages.

    1 Perhaps the implicit meaning escaped you. I wouldn't be surprised.
     
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  5. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    And once again tali tries to make everything about "teh evul libruls".
     
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  7. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Indeed... and it is entirely off-topic and irrelevant... and as such has been dealt with accordingly.
     
  8. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    And we have many examples of "scientists" who believe unicorns are real, who believe that 9/11 was an inside job, that the world is run by the Illuminati, or that we are all slaves of giant lizards. Claiming that a "scientist" "believes" something means exactly zero. What can he PROVE? That's really the only important question.
     
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  9. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Ah man, you know silly things like "proof" and "evidence" are taboo concepts to the crank crowd
     
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  10. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Oh my god.

    I'll get the firewood.
     
  11. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Remember, if they burn, they aren't a witch

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  12. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Well they roast.

    Myuu above, just because we carry torches and pitchforks doesn't mean we're imbeciles.
     
  13. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    well,
    this thread seems to be improving
    it's still meaningless,
    but,
    at least,
    it's gotten humorous
    thanx
     
  14. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Fair enough - I'll take a rump roast please - wonder if human bacon is as good as pork bacon

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  15. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    But if they weigh the same as a duck, they are a witch.
     
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  16. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    So true.
    That's why peer review collectively on any scientific endeavour is the most likely to be correct. Democracy in science if you will, but democracy based on available evidence and proper logical interpretations.
    Fred Hoyle, in my opinion among the greats, despite his one imbellishment re 'Steady State" theory.
    Who could argue Nikola Tesla was not a genius? Yet he argued against Einstein's SR/GR and also had problems accepting the structure of atoms.
    Peer review is not perfect, but the best we have.
     
  17. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    OK, I is bumping old thread...

    Anyway, what gets you more infraction points (naturally, without context) posting like a lippy bitch, or, scientific untruths rather arrogantly? I just read some other posts and got a bit disgruntled.
     

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