So you play with MS Paint all day long, eh?
The original version (from Antony Flew, Thinking about Thinking, 1975) was a bit more interesting than the one about the sugar.
But certainly it is one of the most common fallacies -- perhaps the most common fallacy -- in any discussion dealing with the shortcoming of groups whereof some of the participants in the discussion are members. Most notably, it's ubiquitous in religious discussions ("Well, okay, they may have murdered thousands of people, but real Christians never did such a thing") and in discussions of the _un (if there's a difference).
Originally Posted by Anthony Flew
The adherence to the principles tends to define said r34l.
Which brings the conflict: Which principles are dominant?
For example, I see this one a lot when it comes to CMA:
"R34l CMA has, in principle, always adapted"
"r34l CMA has to look like r34l CMA to be r34l CMA" (see begging the question)
So nobody knows what the true is, because the true is supposed to define the true, but the true adheres to principles of tradition, but traditionally those principles say to adapt to other principles, thus compromising what the true is...
Last edited by NJM; 6/20/2008 5:13pm at .
Originally Posted by Phrost
Wait, a ninjer would actually know how to deal with that...
I'm actually pleased at this necro, it's a good refresher. This fallacy seems to be most often used during _ing _un discussions. Any video of fail = "no true _ing _un practitioner would..." or more likely, "that's not real _ing _un".
And dude, we need to take up a collection to get Phrost some more furniture and some decorations!
Based on his graphics skills -- which I'm sure depict his reality with 100% realism and clarity -- I'd say we need to invest in a "Feed the Phrost" fund.
Originally Posted by wingchundo
He looks damn skinny in those pictures of his life that he posted.
I've got too much crap in my office as it is. Hell, here's a pic of what it looks like right now:
(click for full)
dust once in a while!
And why would you want hippies entering your "backdoor"?
:5nuclear: * Dives into bomb shelter and seals door.* :5nuclear:
If you can't laugh at yourself,
Others will be happy to do it for you
The 2 most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
A distant cousin of mine . Yes do vote for him.
Originally Posted by Freddy
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO