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Re: UN no longer against execution of homosexuals
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2011, 03:36:12 pm »

Fourth thing that can happen: Person sees how ridiculously they've been acting, and stop doing whatever it was.

In this case, continuing to rely on anecdote rather than data after being asked not to.

The second paragraph is an excellent demonstration of the validity of Lukipela's objection to linking random YouTube users as evidence. Who cares if someone in Romania isn't racist? Congratulations for them. That's wonderful, really. It has no bearing on the overall discussion.
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Re: UN no longer against execution of homosexuals
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2011, 08:50:18 pm »

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Fourth thing that can happen: Person sees how ridiculously they've been acting, and stop doing whatever it was.

That's a result of #1, if the person is reasonable (why I called #2 "manageable").

The second paragraph is an excellent demonstration of the validity of Lukipela's objection to linking random YouTube users as evidence. Who cares if someone in Romania isn't racist? Congratulations for them. That's wonderful, really. It has no bearing on the overall discussion.

Well, it isn't a random YouTube user, it's one that I'm subscribed to and highly respect. But that doesn't matter; I wasn't linking to her as evidence, I was mentioning what I thought was her position at the time. Since I have no reason to give more weight to a member of a forum than to a member of YouTube, I didn't. When Luki mentioned that his claim was based on research and not on personal experience, I conceded.

But, responding further, if the fact that I misinterpreted someone else is a demonstration for why YouTube videos shouldn't be linked to, it is also a demonstration for why NOTHING should be linked to, whether it be a reliable source or some random blogger. ANYTHING can be misinterpreted, not just YT videos.
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Re: UN no longer against execution of homosexuals
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2011, 09:18:09 pm »

Now, now, there's no reason to resort to nihilism or Descarte's demon.
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