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Originally posted by Nightchild
reply to post by avraell
It is really so unnecessary to remark on someones looks in such a way, and especially so if you KNOW that the person in question might read it. Very low.
As for the "subject" himself, I am neutral. I know such abilities exist, but apart from that, I am- as said- neutral until I have seen more of this guy.
Indeed, though, the topic is very interesting, no question.
Originally posted by avraell
It's SO unnecessary to pretend that people don't judge based on appearance.
In fact, it's disrespectful to the uglies.
It's kind of like telling a disfigured person he/she has an equal chance of having a good sex life / marriage.
I guess these pretensions are what holds society together though.
I am more interested in what makes you *know* that these abilities exist though.
Oh of course people judge apparences, no one is denying that. However, most of them are luckily mature enough to not be rude and disrespectful about it. To have a strongly negative opinion about someone is one thing, to blatantly state it in the open is another, which I am sure that you realize if you give it a good pondering.
First, Opinion is not the same as fact. Second; Who is the uglies? Considering that an individual that is considered ugly by ONE person, is not considered such by each and every of the whole World's remaining population, the question remains who decides it? You? Hardly. There are people genuinly thinking supermodels and Miss Universe are ugly, while other consider them "Hot". In short, a personal taste is not a marker for everybody elses taste.
Well, actually He/She does, depending on what they make of it. If they only sits there, not much will probably happen, though, just as with anybody else.
Well, I wouldn't say that mutual respect alone is what keeps Society together, but it sure is an important part of it, yes.
No you are not. A genuine interest is displayed in a much different way. Rewind and try again.
Originally posted by avraell[/i
It doesn't matter - ugly people have to make up for being ugly, they are overlooked both sexually and at professional interviews (if you don't believe me on the last one, google some studies). Basically, society is a bunch of facetious whores - "I am not going to tell you, you are ugly, but I am sure as hell not sleeping with you." The end effect is the same. The only difference is that lying placates the incompetent, so they are less likely to, say, shoot up a school or pull a suicide bombing. This is essential for our legal / social system to work. Give that some good pondering.
Blah, blah, blah, blah.
I want to say "that's the dumbest thing I have ever heard," you know, for emphasis...but I have heard a lot of dumb #. Do me a favor, cut your #ing nose of and tell me you still have the same chance of having a successful romantic life with the woman of your dreams, whoever that may be.
lol, mutual respect. Unless it comes to sharing money, love, or anything else of value. It's certainly nice to share pleasantries and good wishes though - they don't cost a thing.
Yea, that attention people don't get in real life, you show it to them here to keep pretending.
Definitely the most efficient way to get more bull#.
Originally posted by Nightchild
edit on 2-12-2010 by avraell because: (no reason given)
I don't have time to watch over 100 videos and since you didn't provide any specific links I just picked one that had telekinesis in the title:
Originally posted by WWu777
YouTube - darrylsloan's Channel
Originally posted by free_form
As far as I know, Randi's challenges requirements are ridiculous.