MysticalWheel wrote:Gemini Hopeful wrote:MysticalWheel wrote: I don't understand why someone who simply persists in arguing a position should be considered exceptionally smart. I would certainly call myself intelligent, but I highly doubt that I am significantly more or less intelligent than most of the people who have participated on this thread.
Sigh. You just don't get it. It's NOT what you are arguing, it's HOW you are arguing it.
Oh, I get it. I get that it's perfectly reasonable to call someone a "douche," "fucktard," "idiot," and then some, just because their tone seems dry or pretentious. Maybe if my original statements were actually read for what they are, that is, an intentional contrast between the very serious bulk and the flippant conclusion of "Shut up", mostly for the purpose of comedy, then this entire charade would not have occurred. But even with that aside, there are plenty more instances of your "douchery" that occur on multiple posts, in multiple threads, on these boards. Because I do not usually see the same ferocity of response that accompanied my original statements, even before I posted any follow-up, I must conclude that the argument "it's not what, but HOW you are arguing" is evanescent. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go to a shoe sale, and then work on apps.
*Winner by TKO*