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(The Conversation (Academic))   You are entitled to your opinion, and I am entitled to call your opinion bullshiat   (theconversation.edu.au ) divider line
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2012-10-11 01:03:54 PM  
5 votes:
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
2012-10-11 02:39:01 PM  
2 votes:

gopher321: Opinions are like assholes...everybody's got one.


And nobody wants to hear it.
2012-10-11 01:40:55 PM  
2 votes:
dilbert.com
2012-10-11 01:37:57 PM  
2 votes:
I prefer to operate on the basis that everyone is entitled to my opinion.
2012-10-11 01:24:51 PM  
2 votes:

gopher321: Opinions are like assholes...everybody's got one.


mimg.ugo.com
2012-10-11 02:23:15 PM  
1 vote:

UseLessHuman: So here's the where it turns ugly. Other Religions are just people asserting their opinions without facts to support them and insisting that they have a right to make rules and laws for other people because enough people are willing to support their assertions. That's the part that sickens me right there, the ignorant arrogance and the willingness to enforce it on others. Every time science or facts come into the conversation to disprove their assertions suddenly we're "disrespecting their faith". It's not about putting down your faith, it's about picking up facts. If you want to have a belief without any basis in fact that's fine, but don't expect to pass laws over other people because of it(many do), don't expect to receive a free pass on taxes or accountability because of it(many do), don't expect that every other person in the world will treat your beliefs and Gods with the same respect you do because it isn't going to happen no matter how hard you believe it.

 

FTFY, now you seem more introspective.
2012-10-11 02:16:00 PM  
1 vote:

NannyStatePark: meat0918: Sticky Hands: I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death my right to mock you for it.

Spoken like a true socialist.

//Words my father said to me when I said something similar to what you said. Needless to say, I don't speak much with him anymore since he went off the deep end.

I'd call that libertarian myself.

On Fark, it's open season anyway. Just when I think that things are getting civil I get called names or told by someone what I must think of something marginally related to the issue. If i didn't find it entertaining I'd leave.


That's the nice thing about Fark, someone is always ready to tell me what I believe.
2012-10-11 02:14:21 PM  
1 vote:

Slartibartfaster: "down her in Texas" bugs me a bit, but I Accept it


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2012-10-11 02:10:53 PM  
1 vote:

pkellmey: mooseyfate: It's not like he's a tin-foil hat wearing nutjob, he's just incredibly ignorant about that one particular topic.

I always fall back on "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

I've found that conspiracy theories are fun to play with even if you know it's nearly complete bs. Most of the conspiracy theorists I know question every fact, but give all sides of the discussion equal weight, which is the real problem.


I love conspiracies and crazy assed tin foil hat jobs.

I just don't take them seriously. One of my favorite things to do is to spin up an even crazier story and spin it on them as if I'm dead serious about it.

Did I tell you how Lewis and Clark were actually attacked by aliens in Vermilion, Ohio, and as a result every President of the United States since Monroe has been under their direct mind control?

It's a damn fact, right there in the journals!
2012-10-11 02:01:27 PM  
1 vote:

pute kisses like a man:
one can be smart and stupid simultaneously. for example, ask me about some stuff, and I'm like a brilliant source of wondrous truth and insight. ask me about my wife's feelings, and I may as well start eating cat litter and aggregating potatoes. 


Intelligent men use the following phrase liberally during discourse. "I don't know."

For example with the aforementioned retard, his opinion is based on something he thinks he knows. If he were truly intelligent, he would in fact say things like this:

"I don't know how much heat is required to weaken steel I-beams to the point of failure."

"I don't know how much fuel a 727 carries, or what it's burning temperature is."

"I don't know how long it takes or how difficult a task it is to wire up an entire building with high explosives so we could fake a collapse using Boeing jets as cover."

/ WRT your wife's feelings, I have found the best approach is "I can't know. Have some chocolate?"
2012-10-11 01:58:16 PM  
1 vote:
It drives me up the wall when reporters value neutrality above objectivity. How many times have we seen stories on creationism that contain a paragraph that starts: "Most scientists believe the earth is 4-5 billion years old"?

No, dipshiat. Don't distance yourself from it. The sentence you were looking for is actually "The earth is 4-5 billion years old."
2012-10-11 01:55:49 PM  
1 vote:

gopher321: Opinions are like assholes...everybody's got one.

 

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2012-10-11 01:39:29 PM  
1 vote:

meat0918: The Dog Ate My Homework: FTA: Firstly, what's an opinion?

Firstly? A professor of philosophy actually uses this non-word? Good lord.

But that aside, it's actually a very interesting article.

I liked it.

You can't really argue over taste. But when your opinion is that vaccines cause autism, or the moon landing was fake, or the president was born in Kenya, well, I dunno what to say except, you're wrong and sadly no amount of facts will get you to change your mind.


I have a 0 tolerance policy for retards. I base this on my opinion that you can not reason a person out of a position if they did not first reason themselves into it.
2012-10-11 01:35:07 PM  
1 vote:

Leeds: That article was a good read.

It's something that needs to be quoted in fark religion threads. Creationists, flat earthers and moon landing deniers deserve to read that article so they can feel appropriately bad about themselves.


I think I see a small flaw in your plan.
2012-10-11 01:30:47 PM  
1 vote:
He's a liberal arts professor. What he means is that "you're entitled to your opinion, and I'm entitled to fail you if it disagrees with mine"
2012-10-11 01:25:34 PM  
1 vote:
That article was a good read.

It's something that needs to be quoted in fark religion threads. Creationists, flat earthers and moon landing deniers deserve to read that article so they can feel appropriately bad about themselves.
2012-10-11 01:22:21 PM  
1 vote:
Wollongong? What a stupid name.

/just my opinion
2012-10-11 01:18:39 PM  
1 vote:
Opinions are like assholes...everybody's got one.
2012-10-11 01:18:35 PM  
1 vote:
You have the right to free speech.
You do not have the right to be free of ridicule or consequences of that speech, especially if you're being a goddamn idiot when you say what you want
 
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