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Lets rename AboveTop Secret to " Lets argue about everything anyone posts " !

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posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by Newagekid2012
I always found that arguing because of conflicting viewpoints actually generates some great info. Especially when you have those people that just link articles back and forth to further their arguments.


But so few do 'link articles' to support their viewpoint. Most just 'yell' what they believe without and reason or thought without any substaniation.

A civil (I repeat civil) argument, with supported arugments and limited scope, does, in fact, does serve the interests of growth and understanding.

Most of the so-called arguments I see on ATS and I'm new are just people screaming - you're wrong, I'm right, you're an idiot and that is not productive.




posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 01:20 AM
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Originally posted by Openeye
reply to post by Free4Ever2
 


There actually is quite a bit of consensus on this site,



I wonder if you really mean consensus as in deliberate and reasoned agreement. I see most of the gun 'debate' to be sensationalist and unreasoned in the extreme and that is why I am not participating.



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 01:25 AM
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Originally posted by wwwchronos
This forum needs a elite forum, or part of it, for respected, checked, confirmed, valid members. A checkers, not arguals.

Blame pokemons for all


Maybe with a test for admission? Rules of evidence, fallacies, debate.



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 02:05 AM
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Well I actually never suggested that said consensus was based on reason or logic, as it does not have be. It could be just as unreasonable as an uneducated opinion, or based on an ad populum.



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 05:52 AM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 03:55 AM
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Originally posted by sealing
There is a simple way to slither through ATS
without a scratch.

Step 1. Avatar. You with assault rifles. Female? assault rifles and cleavage
Step 2. Ron Paul 2000 & whatever for your signature.
Step 3. Although its your signature never wander into Political forums.( because I'll get you)
Step 4. Never ever agree that an OP's pic or video is anything but CGI.
(Whether it's UFO's or lost pyramids) Never, even if your pretty sure 'that's a damn alien.'
Step 5. This is key,.. Never go back to a page you commented on.
This way you'll never encounter any arguments.



This made me laugh harder than it probably should have. It's too bad that most (if not all) of it is true! However, most of the time I don't go back to a page is because I forget I posted there. Oops on my part!





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