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Offline Reginald McGraw

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Re: Let's start this season off right
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2006, 11:54:04 AM »
Yes, an argumentative style that I use is to present something absurd as a comparison.  By doing that I hope that the logical mind evaluates the comparison and finds that absurdity is present on both ends.

Sometimes when I do it, I just throw out phrases.
I guess when I do that, I'm assuming the blanks get filled-in in peoples minds.  But that's a silly expectation...especially when I have to ask you to spell out what you're talking about because I can't.

Also, the emotional charging has probably already happened for me if my phrases are causing you to charge.  Maybe I'm too emotional.

Charge!!

Here's what I was thinking when I wrote the first post...

Oh that's funny.
It doesn't really work that way, but it's funny.
I should post.
No, I shouldn't.
Okay, I will.
I'll post something that points out that I think this would not work.
Okay, this will be fine.
And now, I would like to mention that I also thought it was funny.

Also, I would like to note that I think it's great that we can discuss things we care about, but also find dark humor in the same things.

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Re: Let's start this season off right
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2006, 12:34:48 PM »
It's not an argumentative style - there's no argument. "Arguing" or "debating" with you is more like shadowboxing than actual discussion of events, because you're going to throw out simple phrases like rhetorical non sequiturs.

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Re: Let's start this season off right
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2006, 12:36:11 PM »
I'll try to be more concrete in the future.

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Re: Let's start this season off right
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2006, 12:46:47 PM »
If there were really rules and styles to arguments, we'd all be in a happier world.

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Re: Let's start this season off right
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2006, 12:51:30 PM »
There are. We're just not taught how communication works in grade school. I think studies in communication and media are essential parts of education nowadays, and every high school should have that as part of their curriculum.

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Re: Let's start this season off right
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2006, 02:53:46 PM »
If there were really rules and styles to arguments, we'd all be in a happier world.

Yes, like how our rules for elections and wars have made everyone much happier.  Mmmm.
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Re: Let's start this season off right
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2006, 04:02:00 PM »
I think a larger point would be that here are no rules in the world and we're all satanic and horrific.