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Response to The Doctor. (Reply #40)

Sun Jan 15, 2012, 04:27 PM

58. and yet it's a direct quote from her



Sorry, but that undermines the "it isn't about her at all" argument. I doubt you're right that even if you hadn't quoted her directly "she would still have barged in, claimed it was 'about her', but then accused (you) of 'dishonesty' for changing the quote."

"If you can answer the OP without the prejudice of believing I'm talking about SB, I'd appreciate it, but it appears as though this study has been contaminated."

I already did: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=172198 -- "as quoted, I don't think it suggests the pictures were the cause of the gender determination n/t"

As to interchangeability, I don't see the quote from this OP and the quote from your other OP as interchangeable.

For one thing, the "logical" comment appears to draw specifically from a fairly well-known (and sexist) stereotype that men are better with logical thinking than women are. There's no stereotype (that I'm aware of) about women liking nature or posting nature pictures. Given that, and not knowing any other context, I found myself pretty willing to accept your interpretation of the "logical" post.

For another, posting great nature pictures is something a poster on a message board might get a reputation/become identifiable for. When I read your OP I didn't know it was about ashling and seabeyond, but I actually thought of ashling because he's the poster who posts all the great nature pictures. (I don't think on most boards making logical arguments would be a uniquely identifiable trait.) Given that, a non-causal interpretation of the comment in this OP popped first to mind.

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