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(Reuters)   Harvard University researcher says intelligent discussion is hard to find on-line   ( divider line
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2002-04-11 10:11:45 AM  
They must be done seen Fark.
2002-04-11 10:12:16 AM  
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2002-04-11 10:12:38 AM  
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No shiat sherlock
2002-04-11 10:13:39 AM  
Does this count as intelligent?
2002-04-11 10:13:48 AM  
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2002-04-11 10:13:51 AM  
she isnt any better then the rest of us it seems.
2002-04-11 10:16:27 AM  
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
2002-04-11 10:16:51 AM  
I am are too intelligant.
2002-04-11 10:17:57 AM  
"With a discerning eye and a step away from mainstream message boards, thoughtful, if heated, debates can be found."

Heated? Always. Thoughtful? Never. September 11 seemed to kill off most of the intelligent dialogues on FARK.
2002-04-11 10:18:38 AM  
I spend a little time on Yahoo chat and that place is typically a wasteland, devoid of original ideas or intelligent conversation.
2002-04-11 10:18:55 AM  
jus cuse he got some edjumacation, he thinks he's better'n us? lets go assrape him!!!!
2002-04-11 10:19:37 AM  
case in point- FARK
2002-04-11 10:20:50 AM  
All I wanna say to this Harvard dude is
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2002-04-11 10:20:59 AM  
Me not intelijent enuf to go to harvurd, so eye play on the box with letters and pikchurs.
2002-04-11 10:20:59 AM  
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Sorry, it needed to be done.
2002-04-11 10:21:25 AM  
this article reminds me of when my buddies and i use to go and intellectually challenge the christian teens on yahoo.
that was before it became a wasteland though, and some of them had yet to turn into porno-spam-bots
2002-04-11 10:21:38 AM  
I don't know- as stupid as some Farkers can be, it's not that hard to wade through the muck and find intelligent conversation. It does happen.
Plus, we all tend to gang-rape serious retards.
2002-04-11 10:21:48 AM  
intelligence is overrated
2002-04-11 10:21:58 AM  
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Not exactly something you need a Harvard education to figure out. Yes, the web allows everyone and anyone to publish their brain nuggets freely, but it doesn't in any way insure that any of these opinions are worth publishing in the first place...
2002-04-11 10:22:20 AM  
I'd rather chat with the Farkers than discuss with the Harvardites. Farkers are much more fun.
2002-04-11 10:23:29 AM  
The most intelligent thing on the internet involves finding a way to get more boobies ON the internet.
2002-04-11 10:24:21 AM  
I think we do ok around here. There are yahoos, and hell, I'm one of 'em sometimes, but I've found some pretty intelligent debate here. We talk talk about fullerenes, bosons, cloning, the middle east, and call anyone who disagrees with our opinions liberal Nazi fundie poopooheads. The last part needs a little work...
2002-04-11 10:24:44 AM  
Stupid is good.
2002-04-11 10:25:25 AM  
So there aren't any intelligent discussions on the internet except for where there are intelligent discussions? Ooofah, do I feel stoopid.
2002-04-11 10:25:42 AM  
Only the smart die young. Right Clarkins :-)
2002-04-11 10:27:01 AM  
I'm guessing Mr. Harvard posted on Yahoo and it resulted something like this:

Mr. Harvard: Indeed sir, but you have to remember the Geneva Convention stipulation of 1978 which refutes your ill-planned response!

+P5yKo-K1d+: STFU HaVarD Wa11 Hack LMR!! OMG AOL FGG1T!!!!!!@$@
2002-04-11 10:28:58 AM  
BoneDaddy is absolutely correct. I have seen some incredibly intelligent, clever and insightful anywhere on this site. I have also seen some of the most ridiculous, arrogant, pig-headed commentary, ever, as well. I have also seen Boobies!
2002-04-11 10:29:07 AM  
Jebus, Bone_Daddy mentioned Nazis........

Godwin's Law has been invoked, and so soon too..........sad. ;-)
2002-04-11 10:30:37 AM  
I find fark the best informed site on the net!
2002-04-11 10:31:59 AM  
Palexc - thanks - I was going to ask someone to post that!
2002-04-11 10:32:06 AM  
2002-04-11 10:35:57 AM  
Bet we get laid more often though.
2002-04-11 10:37:04 AM  
Intelligent discussion hard to find on the Internet? Yes. As opposed to everyday life, where you can find intelligent discussion at every turn.

Isn't it time we had a boobies post??
2002-04-11 10:37:08 AM  
I find fark the best informed site on the net!

An obvious double psychology troll on Harmonia's part.......compliment us and catch us off guard....I'm not falling for it, noosirreee.......oh, wait........
2002-04-11 10:37:36 AM  
hehehehehehe.... his name is 'WOOD' hehehehehehehehe
2002-04-11 10:38:29 AM  
I'm with Bigpeeler on that one. Well, not with him, but you know what I mean.
2002-04-11 10:39:48 AM  
Hotdog: pardon my n00b, but whats godwin's law?
2002-04-11 10:40:58 AM
2002-04-11 10:42:33 AM  
Hard to find an intelligent teacher at Harvard... Bunch of followers. Locked in their silly box of knowledge, all of which is atleast half bullshiat save the sciences.
2002-04-11 10:44:35 AM  
04-11-02 10:30:37 AM Harmonia
I find fark the best informed site on the net!

Hm, looks like somebody hijacked Harmonia's account.
2002-04-11 10:45:17 AM  
I seem to have no trouble finding intelligent conversation. Just say you're a 13 yr old girl. Then you get to talk to lots of mature people. :P
2002-04-11 10:46:50 AM  
AND...Fark may be the only site where there's an appropriate image waiting or ready to be made for the sake of discourse. God Bless America.
2002-04-11 10:48:45 AM  
Doesn't someone have to compare people/governments to Nazis before it satisfies Godwin's Law?

Eh, it's only a matter of time anyways, why am I bothering? <g>
2002-04-11 10:49:20 AM  
04-11-02 10:40:58 AM Hotdog

Godwin's law is cool. And true.
2002-04-11 10:49:25 AM  
I do like this place, my other forum (At this newspaper, is full of British Nazis and Israeli army dudes.

Compared to that Fark is rather restful!
2002-04-11 10:50:59 AM  
Its here if any of you fancy a look:
2002-04-11 10:51:20 AM  
There are always morons trying to hijack every intelligent discussion on the internet... except here...
2002-04-11 10:53:18 AM  
Hey, yeah, Harmonia, I'm gonna go there right now and...

2002-04-11 10:53:50 AM  
Godwin's Law? Splain. I keep fergettin about n00bs...

Godwin's Law
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
2002-04-11 10:55:14 AM  
thanks for the link Hotdog.
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