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2012-11-11 11:20:34 PM
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RoyBatty: Cordelia Fine is a Ph.D neuroscientist and psychologist and writes frequently in magazines and books about gender differences and the lack thereof in the brain


... No, she doesn't... which is why:
my asking you to demonstrate that she does not implicitly argue again and again that the male and female brains are not different is extremely
inane.

RoyBatty: However, instead of showing us using Fine's own works that Fine does not think that men and women's brains are mostly alike


As equally easy a task as showing us using Fine's own works that Fine does not think that RoyBatty loves goats. Since she never says it, reasonable people would assume she never intended to assert it. But then there's Roy - "if she's silent on something, she surely must have meant it!"

RoyBatty: you, immediately accuse me of having a goat fetish and saying I have to prove I do not, and say it is unreasonable of me to ask you to demonstrate something that Fine has never said.


Yes, Sparky. I'm making fun of you.
If that wasn't clear, I'm saying that "the likelihood of you having a goat fetish" and "Fine having said that men and women's brains have no differences whatsoever" are equal.

RoyBatty: So let's review, in response to a description of Fine in an interview as saying that she can't accept that boys and girls brains are as different as we assume


1) A "description"? So you acknowledge that she never said that? Shiat, then why are you trying so hard to put words in her mouth?
2) The words you're trying to put in her mouth are "she can't accept that boys and girls brains are as different as we assume," so why are you arguing that she's saying there are "no differences whatsoever"? Are you even sure what you're saying?
Shiat, Roy, I think it's time to get off the bottle. You're starting to worry me.

I ask, would it be accurate to paraphrase Cordelia Fine as saying, "wrt the brainz, there is no difference between men's and women's brainz?"

Nope. But we answered that already. Between this and the above, I'm really concerned for you.

RoyBatty: I would think this is a straight forward question and easy to answer by picking up her latest book and reading it.


Yes, you should do that. And maybe when you come back with page numbers and quotations rather than "descriptions of interviews", we'll stop saying "whoo, boy, there goes RoyBatty again, putting words in someone's mouth, lying about what they said. I wonder why he has such an agenda? What exactly is he trying to hide? What feelings of shame does he have, deep inside, that give rise to such hostility that he has to lash out at everyone around him? Doesn't he realize that if he could be honest for a change, both with us and with himself, he might finally find the peace that he's so scared doesn't exist? Poor Roy... Poor, poor Roy."
2012-11-09 04:25:42 PM
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JericoPaladin: The rigor of language is that they mean different things to different people.


Actually, the entire point of language is that words mean the same thing. That's what enables communication... If blooby purple sunday elbow, four alfalfa cold spring. See how that works?
2012-11-09 02:53:32 PM
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JerkyMeat: ...meant to be stuffed full of dick.



But almost certainly not your dick,, with a personality like that.
2012-11-09 02:45:22 PM
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So, this guy has a book, and it's about some woman's book, and he's referencing a Slate "article."

So, uh... hm.
2012-11-09 01:40:48 PM
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*clicks link*

WTF is RealClearScience? Like RealClearPolitics?

*reads first lines*

Yep, just like RealClearPolitics.

*closes tab*
2012-11-09 01:33:50 PM
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Boys have penises and girls have vaginas.
 
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