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#1 of 41 Old 06-16-2008, 11:31 AM - Thead Starter
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I have often heard the argument ..."Well, that many people can't be wrong."

But I have often wondered how many people agreeing on something it takes to become infallible.

This is a poll question
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I think everyone who subscribes to the "X number of people can't be wrong" school of thought is wrong.

It is entirely possible for all of humanity to agree on a topic and still be wrong.
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That argument is infallible. It's like the slippery slope argument It's the neutron bomb of debating.

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Humanity has never been wrong about anything!

HP, I sort of imagine you like Barney- with less hair. -Maccabeth
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I am still questioning humanity's 2004 election decision.

But maybe Kerry would have sucked worse.

Although it's hard to imagine.

Not that I want this thread to turn political.
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I would like an example , please
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afraid of a little **** storm, are ya, you pinko moonbat?

I was think more specifically about things all of humanity agreed on- like spontaneous combustion, alchemy, flat earth and pre-copernican theory.

HP, I sort of imagine you like Barney- with less hair. -Maccabeth
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take a look back at some of the scientific stuff. There was a time when we throught the atom was the smallest thing ever. There was a time when humanity thought the earth was the center of everything. There was a time when we believed heavier than air flight was impossible.
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Maybe so, but we all reconsidered and got it right. Maybe.

It just took a few thousand years.
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Everybody thought the Macarena was a good idea.


I rest my case.

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Three words:
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What was so wrong about the Macarena?

Evey decade or so, I think we need a new version of the hokey pokey.

But maybe I should take a poll to see if I am correct about this.
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Oh god, I remember writing a silly spoof of that song and posting it in the Clubhouse, with various CHers' names in place of the girl names. I'm such a dork sometimes...

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I am still patiently waiting for mambo #6.
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I remember that. It was cute.
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Right. And if we look back at our time from a thousand years from now, what do we currently believe that they'll have nixed?

When you look at religions/faith/life philosophy you run across the same thing. While some life philosophies lend themselves well to a stable, loving society, is that the same as being true or, more importantly True In The Universal Sense?
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I'd hate to guess how many times I did the hokey pokey at the skating rink when I was a kid. I loved how the singer hit the overdone vibrato on the word "head" in that song - You put your heeaad in, you put your heeaad out - hee-hee!! Ahhh, memories...

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That's a bit too deep for a Monday morning, dude.

Let's stick to bad pop music and dances, okay?

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Religeons and philosophies are influenced by the events going on around them- During the plague religion and philosophy was all about the end times and about how crappy life was.
At the dawn of the industrial revolution it was all about capital and production and movement from the agrarian based society.
When Liberal Societies were replacing monarchies (France and US in late 18th C) it was all about freedom and practice of democracy.
Post WWII and before WWII it was all about man's capacity for destruction.
Post WWII it was all about man's capacity for evil until the 1970's when it about man's capacity for corruption.
Post 1980's it all about man's capacity for consumption.

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But it's all the same - religion, science, art (even bad pop music). These are the ways in which we interpret our connections with your environment. Some of the ways we've formed this connection in the past we now consider wrong. Some of these interpretations will be considered wrong in 100 or a gazillion years or whatever.

So yea, the Macarena and the flat earth concepts are one and the same.
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well...Gore won the popular vote in 2000 and yet...

and on a less controversial note...WTF is up with Lite beer?...
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You better get yourself to this thread mister before you start a brouhau.

https://kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26611

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BTW...I've been meaning to tell you that I get a real kick out of seeing myself being quoted next to Sun Tzu.
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Sounds well-thought out, intelligent, and makes some sense.

Nevertheless, it also sounds rather like you've been smoking dope all evening and you're starting to reach the point where you can't shut up.

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