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"Why You Can't Win An Argument With an Idiot".

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:44 pm
by bindeweede
A new video with not so much new material. and a sales pitch at the end. But worth a watch.



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Re: "Why You Can't Win An Argument With an Idiot".

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 2:56 pm
by chaggle
I have doubts about my mental abilities - does that make me intelligent?

By the way I don't think George Carlin is strictly correct about half the people being of below average intelligence.

Re: "Why You Can't Win An Argument With an Idiot".

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:09 pm
by Croydon13013
I know how to keep an idiot in suspense.

Re: "Why You Can't Win An Argument With an Idiot".

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:00 am
by Tony.Williams
I wonder how much of the research quoted involved women? I recall reading that women are far less likely to overrate their abilities than men.

In fact, I understand there is a general problem with all sorts of research - medical as well as psychological - being heavily biased towards men (and typically of white European origin) as subjects.

There is also a problem with medical research concerning children; there is an assumption that they will react to medicines in the same way as adults, but that might not always be the case. This is not easily overcome, as it is unethical to carry out medical trials on those not old enough to give their informed consent.