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Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By ganzfeld
:lol: Well, personally, I'm not that...

:lol:

Well, personally, I'm not that interested in the bogus science of flatland. I am, however, quite interested in 1) What makes a jab at a fool funny rather than just a cheap shot (if not...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
Key words being "greater than it is" and...

Key words being "greater than it is" and "Wikipedia". (ETA And it's baffling that people including whoever writes this Wikicrap accept the links to illusory superiority despite the fact that none of...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
Where did you get those claims about Flat...

Where did you get those claims about Flat Earthers?

The real lesson we could have and should have learned form Dunning-Kruger and their ilk is that it happens in every domain and, therefore...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
We're talking about flat-earthers (particularly...

We're talking about flat-earthers (particularly the ones crocoduck met) not any other group.

So is the claim that they "claim to have superior knowledge" compared to those who actually do? That's...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
I read the whole post. I don't see why you would...

I read the whole post. I don't see why you would see that as the Dunning-Kruger effect. What do you think Dunning and Kruger found in their research that you observed in the people you met?
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
What proportion is it? I'm prepared to be shocked.

What proportion is it? I'm prepared to be shocked.
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
I agree with this, except for the frustrating...

I agree with this, except for the frustrating part. I don't find Flat Earthers frustrating. But I get that people are frustrated by different things.
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
Really? Please explain what you mean by that.

Really? Please explain what you mean by that.
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
I don't think it's necessary to point out the...

I don't think it's necessary to point out the lack of evidence for this particular belief at this time. I think this is more a matter of people asserting their own ego. i.e. Not "I've made better...
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
If this forum were about ridicule, I would have...

If this forum were about ridicule, I would have left long ago. On the contrary, this is the most thoughtful group of people I've ever known. I don't know what you mean by anger and all that first...
Forum: Social Studies 14 January 2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
I Watched an Entire Flat Earth Convention Here's What I Learned

https://www.livescience.com/62506-flat-earth-convention.html


I liked this approach more. (I do think ridicule might have its place, for example when trying to circle the wagons, rally the...
Forum: Social Studies 14 January 2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
Yeah. You know, that's why I liked it. They...

Yeah. You know, that's why I liked it. They (almost) never poked fun. (The humour was there sometimes but it went away for the most part. I took that as a smart editorial decision.) We did here a...
Forum: Social Studies 14 January 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
People always seem to want to make fun of others...

People always seem to want to make fun of others irrationalities. I guess as entertainment it's no big deal but it's I do not like the "More Rational Than Thou" movements. "My High Horse is More...
Forum: Social Studies 14 January 2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
Big deal. Being able to repeat some simple fact...

Big deal. Being able to repeat some simple fact one learned in school is only hardly much more impressive than repeating the wrong fact learned from elsewhere. Any one of us can say E=mc<sup>2</sup>...
Forum: Social Studies 14 January 2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 872
Posted By ganzfeld
(To the OP, not you RichardM...) So? Why is it a...

(To the OP, not you RichardM...) So? Why is it a "hole" in their plan? No one is asking them to do the navigation. We all use relativity in our phones to navigate but it doesn't care what we...
Forum: Social Studies 11 January 2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By ganzfeld
For the record, I didn't say "if you understand...

For the record, I didn't say "if you understand them they aren't boring". There may be plenty of people who understand them who nevertheless have no interest.
Forum: Social Studies 11 January 2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By ganzfeld
Yes, it is boring in the same way that all great...

Yes, it is boring in the same way that all great games are boring: Chess, Go, Curling, Biliards... If you don't understand them, they're all boring.

(Obligatory comment on the OP: Yes, please get...
Forum: SLC 11 January 2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 127,184
Posted By ganzfeld
Anthony 'Doo-Doo Butt' Ward arrested following...

Anthony 'Doo-Doo Butt' Ward arrested following road rage-style shooting

Who here has heard of "Inbox Infinity"?

Weird cat behaviors
Forum: Rantidote 07 January 2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,428
Posted By ganzfeld
Heh heh. Funny! But even if it looked like a...

Heh heh. Funny! But even if it looked like a primate species other than the one it's supposed to, I'd prefer it to the version that looks more like the only blue-eyed tie salesman in Nazareth rolling...
Forum: Rantidote 06 January 2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,428
Posted By ganzfeld
I love that restoration. That's my favorite...

I love that restoration. That's my favorite rendition of Christ, without any irony, sarcasm, or joking. I feel it captures that moment in the Christ story and so much more. The previous version does...
Forum: Rantidote 06 January 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,428
Posted By ganzfeld
Nothing lasts - neither digital or analog....

Nothing lasts - neither digital or analog. Everything will be corrupted. It's just good fortune for Star Wars to have been corrupted so early in its history and by someone so close to the original....
Forum: Fun House 04 January 2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By ganzfeld
I don't get this joke and I don't think it's...

I don't get this joke and I don't think it's appropriate.
Forum: SLC 01 January 2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By ganzfeld
Cheer I'm wishing all snopesters, their families and...

I'm wishing all snopesters, their families and friends a very happy and healthy 2019!
Forum: Moot Court 30 December 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,180
Posted By ganzfeld
No one has ever claimed vets 'believed' in the...

No one has ever claimed vets 'believed' in the cause of the war nor that those killed in acts of terror were there because they believed in the cause of the place. So they already wouldn't fit the...
Forum: Rantidote 27 December 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 109,483
Posted By ganzfeld
Yeah, I didn't find that type helpful but some of...

Yeah, I didn't find that type helpful but some of the bad reviews actually pointed out what they thought was bad from the standpoint of what makes bad movies. The ones that were positive were mostly...
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