Why do smart people believe stupid things?

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  1. WillReadmore

    WillReadmore Well-Known Member

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    dupe
     
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  2. Lil Mike

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    ???

    Your comments have nothing to do with my comment, and of course I guess that's what I should expect. For clarity, here are your comments:

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    I assumed you were referring to "not of the same human pattern" as intersex people. I'm guessing now that you meant trans.

    Now please explain to me what in my reply made you think "we were better country when we treated anomalies with violence and exclusion?"

    Really curious since you accused me of preferring some sort of violent regime.
     
  3. WillReadmore

    WillReadmore Well-Known Member

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    Wow!!

    I don't have anything to explain. You carved up my sentence, thus making it nothing like I said.

    For an explanation, read my post.
     
  4. Lil Mike

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    I replied to your post in #73 and recopied it and responded again in post #77. It's not the Talmud. We're not going to spend years studying your sacred scribbles.
     
  5. WillReadmore

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    No.

    I pointed out that you failed to copy what I said in total and thus GROSSLY misrepresented me.

    THAT, Mr. Mike, is a reflection on your inability to reasonably discuss and issue - especially when you have NOTHING of value to say.
     
  6. Polydectes

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    He doesn't want to talk any the subject. He wants to virtue signal about trans people. The same boring discussion that has happened millions of time
     
  7. Lil Mike

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    I neither misrepresented you or edited you. If you can't defend your own positions don't try to blame me for it.
     
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  8. Polydectes

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    This is the point of fashionable irrational beliefs.
     
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    Sigh...but there are times when he seems so close to wanting to have an actual discussion, then it's the Lucy and the football gambit.
     
  10. Polydectes

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    What is expressing that's what this thread is about.

    He has left objectivity to express a fashionable irrational belief. It's not about discussion that's not about rights it's not about any of that it's about showing you how sophisticated he is.
     
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  11. WillReadmore

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    You edited a quote that came from one of my posts, giving it an entirely different meanint.
     
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    If you had something, you would state it.
     
  13. Polydectes

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    That response doesn't make sense.
     
  14. Lil Mike

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    no
     
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    From what I have read......
    it seems to me that a powerful desire by a "man" to become a "woman".... is rooted in the information that can be discovered through Past Life Regression Under Hypnosis such as was done by Helen Wambach Ph. D. or Dr. Chet Snow and by Dr. Walter Semkiw.... [who made the Miss Anne Frank and Barbro Karlen case famous]!

    Your nomination for Nobel Prize in Literature?


    Or.. .take a look at chapter five of the near death experience account of Mr. Christian Andreason.....
    http://www.allaboutchristian.com/spirituality/index.html


     
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  16. WillReadmore

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    This is a misconception.

    Men are not becoming women - or vice versa.

    They are recognizing who they have always been.
     
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    First thing: someone once said "education is the process of learning more and more about less and less until you know absolutely everything about absolutely nothing"

    Second, advancement in academics is often gained by disproving the work of other equally intelligent academics.

    Third, academics are humans, not automatons focused purely in science and truth; they are humans, with human failings and egos. The deal with politics and fame, and rivalries and personalities just like the rest of us. They have egos, and jealousies, and rivalries, etc.
     
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    To a degree you are correct......
    over these past few days a family member is visiting from the USA and she has gone through some astonishingly powerful experiences......
    one of them was a powerful several hour long regression under hypnosis!







    I read both of Dr. Wambach's books during my Theological Crisis decade of 1990 to 2000.
     
  19. WillReadmore

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    OK, so you see education as a problem, wasting so much opportunity for manual labor.
     
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  20. Bullseye

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    Huh?
     
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    So I take it that you have no proof that the Bible is trustworthy. Got it.
     
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    I didn't say that. But it sounds like you hold the Bible in suspicion.
     
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    No it's not the education itself that's the problem it's the ideology that goes along with it. If we could separate the knowledge from the ideology I think that would benefit everyone.
     
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    No they're recognizing who they have never been and never will be.

    I don't think you're a sex plays that important of a role in who you are but some people don't seem to think that. I refer to these people as backward. On this topic I'm a bit of a postmodernist. There should be no barriers for men or women because of that there should be no desire to change your sex outside of mental issues.
     
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  25. WillReadmore

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    So YOU know more about who they are than THEY do??

    Sorry, but that's ridiculous.
     

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