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Forum: Amusement Bark 19 January 2019, 03:28 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
Another cool cartoon ruined by TV and movies. We...

Another cool cartoon ruined by TV and movies. We must have had almost every book of them. (At least every one published between '50 and '75)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By ganzfeld
United Kingdom I'm just skeptical is all. The thing is, people...

I'm just skeptical is all. The thing is, people talk about Brexit all the time, but like everyone has a camera on their cell phones and, isn't it a bit weird that no one has ever photographed one?
Forum: Social Studies 17 January 2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,677
Posted By ganzfeld
Roll eyes Be careful. If you make any criticism of the...

Be careful. If you make any criticism of the article, some here will see it as having "a personal investment in" Flat-Earther ideology.
Forum: Social Studies 17 January 2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,677
Posted By ganzfeld
OK. Sorry if I offended you. I've said my...

OK. Sorry if I offended you. I've said my opinions, too, and I hope everyone knows I think it's fine to say an opinion. Someone might ask you why you have that opinion. Also OK. In my opinion.
...
Forum: Social Studies 17 January 2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,677
Posted By ganzfeld
Who said you can't make the claim? I was just...

Who said you can't make the claim? I was just wondering where you got that info. If you don't want to talk about it, fine.
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,677
Posted By ganzfeld
Our eyes and brains are extremely bad at...

Our eyes and brains are extremely bad at understanding reality from observations, especially at that distance and size. So I think it would be terrible advice to trust that kind of observation....
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,677
Posted By ganzfeld
While I think meeting a few and talking to them...

While I think meeting a few and talking to them is a great way to begin understanding, I don't think it's a good way to form an opinion about any group.

What I know, for what it's worth, comes...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 50
Views: 1,677
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: 1,128
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: 1,128
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: 127,421
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"?

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