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posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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OK, next one...

I see your are a CAFFEINE expert, what is that?

I'm drinking a large cup of "8 O'Clock" coffee, but I'm partial to "Dunkin Donuts" brand, you?

Let the war begin:




[edit on 23-7-2010 by OldThinker]




posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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When I was young my friends and I would have these wild discussions over pizza and soda, and what's remarkable in retrospect is that they rarely became heated debates. We threw ideas around and then another would either see something in the idea and add his own two cents, or disagree freely and constructively offer his own counterproposal.

Looking back on those days it's quite remarkable how little of the usual combative ego was there, in any of us. In late adolescence I started attaching to ideological causes and investing my ego into them, and in discussions I became either combative, or quick to agree and change the subject. The "basic anxiety" had taken root.

I'm a hair's breadth away from 27 now, and I've been working on rekindling that child-like open-mindedness, though with more experience and thus more ability to be critical.

I think it's important to have a foundational philosophy of being interested in the truth above all else. Then "losing" a debate can be interpreted not as a blow to one's status, reputation, ego, etc., but as a gift that your "opponent" bestowed upon you: the gift of truth. We should thank people who change our minds.

I think it's a good thing to say "touché" to a debate opponent every now and then.


[edit on 23-7-2010 by NewlyAwakened]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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You see I am incapable of speaking any ill towards the bean, as there are truly none that are inferior, they are all beautiful in the eyes of the maker...err barrista anyway.

Plus with your apparent quick wit and fast underoo search function I see I am clearly out matched.
I bow to you sir or maam whichever.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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NA, a very thoughtful/introspective post, my friend!

Glad you joined...

I've found that each decade of life brings an "ah ha"

"epiphany" Neat word too



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 09:53 AM
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How awesome my best buddy and I have been arguing point counterpoint for almost 30 years. and one of our good ones was pizza and crust types.
Good stuff you just triggered a good old memory.
We still do not see eye to eye on all points even though we both face the same direction just in seperate lanes.
We never argued badly though.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 09:55 AM
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Thank you!

If you think of another, stop on in and we'll go!!!

Tease? KOBE or LaBoob?



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by NewlyAwakened


We should thank people who change our minds.


That really could be the next ATS tagline, really



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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ok ur right and im wrong ehh

1. ur a straight man

2. ur a pretty smart guy

3. your a great debater

ok prove me wrong



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by pez1975
.......

Regarding #2 and #3 just talk with my wife to disprove


I found a recent family photo to illustrate...




[edit on 23-7-2010 by OldThinker]

PS: I messed it up, but you get the point....


[edit on 23-7-2010 by OldThinker]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 10:46 AM
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Also, I guess ..."It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it. - Joseph Joubert

Source and other great quotes on DEBATE: www.quoteland.com...



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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Score!
You even pulled those out of the fire.
A bit manipulative but it worked.



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Let's see if another subject I failed comes back to haunt me:

I believe the key feature that distinguishes a Plant Cell from an Animal Cell is the presence of a Cell Wall.

Please explain why I am wrong.


PS: That is an awesome quote you, um, quoted before.

[edit on 23/7/2010 by Dark Ghost]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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Maybe because the term "wall" is ambiquous?

Does it always have to be on the "outside" to be a wall? hmm????


My house has internal walls in it doesn't it? I call um "mem-branes"

see: A better version: www.dailymotion.com...

[edit on 23-7-2010 by OldThinker]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:17 PM
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The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers.
-Larry Adler


?????

I don't think i agree with this one...

Certainly I know more than i did when I was younger, am I missing something here? what is Mr. Adler's point really


[edit on 23-7-2010 by OldThinker]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:22 PM
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The gulf oil spill is a serious health threat to all the world and people are dying from the chemical dispersants
Soon the coastal states will require evacuation due to toxic air!!



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
The gulf oil spill is a serious health threat to all the world and people are dying from the chemical dispersants
Soon the coastal states will require evacuation due to toxic air!!


I dunno?

Where does water come from? The earth....

Where does oil come from? The earth....

With it capped and the ongoing clean-up effort, that area may be the better for it after several million dollars is pumped into the economy. Certainly wouldn't have wished it on anyone, but the people of that area are resilient.

[edit on 23-7-2010 by OldThinker]



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:33 PM
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Come on OT,.. this was supposed to be a slam dunk
BAM !!
I feel cheated




posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
reply to post by OldThinker
 
Come on OT,.. this was supposed to be a slam dunk
BAM !!
I feel cheated



Don't be so quick there...


Oil In Ocean Shows Up On NASA Images: Half Of The Oil In The Ocean Bubbles Up Naturally From Seafloor
ScienceDaily (Feb. 20, 2009) — About half of the oil in the ocean bubbles up naturally from the seafloor, with Earth giving it up freely like it was of no value. Likewise, NASA satellites collect thousands of images and 1.5 terrabytes of data every year, but some of it gets passed over because no one thinks there is a use for it


www.sciencedaily.com...


hmm???



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
The gulf oil spill is a serious health threat to all the world and people are dying from the chemical dispersants
Soon the coastal states will require evacuation due to toxic air!!
Sir
shouldn't you be telling me I am wrong about these statements?
Work with me here



posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy

Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
The gulf oil spill is a serious health threat to all the world and people are dying from the chemical dispersants
Soon the coastal states will require evacuation due to toxic air!!
Sir
shouldn't you be telling me I am wrong about these statements?
Work with me here


double post

[edit on 23-7-2010 by OldThinker]




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