Tanstaafl72555's intro to philosophy....

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  1. tanstaafl72555

    tanstaafl72555 This account has been permanently banned Life Member

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    rantingredneck ....glutton for punishment..... Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Pretty much.
     
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    Unless you're a PhD, then you're always right. At least you think you are. What anyone else thinks is irrelevant.

    Present company excluded, of course.
     
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    It's working Tans, that's your most pithy post to date.
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    I agree with you on this.

    Mark this day and time down.


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    "Philosophy is the talk on a cereal box."
     
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    I think therefore I think I am right.
     
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    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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    Sounds like my daughter. 2nd year doctorate student who thinks she’s the smartest person in the room but forgets it was dad, a retired Combat Engineer who paid for her schooling. Now, who’s the smartest one?
     
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    The one that got someone else to pay for her schooling? :p
     
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    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet :D

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    Freaking savage bruh...


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    Sleipnir Not who you think I am

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    She's also not aware of too many things.
     
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    In all seriousness, I have met some REALLY smart people. Some have had doctorates in 5 or more subjects.... some have not. The smartest people have usually been the most humble, in that they are aware of the limits of human cognition. Not always, of course, as humility and arrogance are character qualities and have to do more with how secure a person is in him/herself. It was amazing to me to look at the formal study of this stuff and find out how much we declare is "proven fact" is in reality based on a whole gaggle of unprovable assumptions.
     
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    I find it interesting that Cynicism was once a serious branch of philosophy.
     
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    You would be the one to say that.
     
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    In a slight tangent to this discussion, I was listening to an interview with the guy who wrote the book, Look Me in the Eye. He's autistic and a top engineer in his field. He said you'll find that's a common pattern, top engineers with some degree of autism. Autism gives you a level of focus that most people don't have. Now, a consequence of this is social skills or lack there of. I used to joke in the hospital that there was an inverse relationship between the most intelligent and skilled doctors and bedside manner or ability to communicate with staff effectively in s pleasant way.
    The funny thing is that when we were evaluating our boys for autism, I discovered I had many of the traits. :D
     
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    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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    I knew that was coming.
     
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    Of course you did. Cause you taught your daughter.
     
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