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msmcghee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-31-08 03:15 PM
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5. Having incorrect beliefs about how the brain works . .
Edited on Thu Jan-31-08 03:21 PM by msmcghee
. . doesn't make anyone a fanatic IMO. Just incorrect.

But most would agree with you anyway - not me. Most people are certain that their own conclusions are always the result of a careful and objective logical analysis - not a result of their beliefs. They call it "critical thinking" when they do it.

Those who don't share their conclusions are of course, dumb (as in, "Netanyahoo appears to me to be significantly dumber than Olmert.") So, at least you're in the majority. Enjoy it. :thumbsup:
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  -Opposition leader Netanyahu: Olmert is incompetent, unfit to lead bemildred  Jan-31-08 01:31 PM   #0 
  - I do believe a Netanyahu government would have . .  msmcghee   Jan-31-08 01:36 PM   #1 
     - Netanyahoo appears to me to be significantly dumber than Olmert.  bemildred   Jan-31-08 01:51 PM   #2 
        - You continue to believe that things like this have something . .  msmcghee   Jan-31-08 02:02 PM   #3 
        - Yeah, I'm definitely a fanatic, and it warps my thinking. nt  bemildred   Jan-31-08 03:09 PM   #4 
           - Having incorrect beliefs about how the brain works . .  msmcghee   Jan-31-08 03:15 PM   #5 
              - Well, in any case you definitely ought to ignore me.  bemildred   Jan-31-08 03:22 PM   #6 
              - I don't ignore anybody. n/t  msmcghee   Jan-31-08 03:24 PM   #7 
                 - Damn. nt  bemildred   Jan-31-08 03:26 PM   #9 
                    - You've just responded to four of my posts.  msmcghee   Jan-31-08 03:56 PM   #13 
                       - Well, sometimes I do.  bemildred   Jan-31-08 04:13 PM   #15 
              - Just to be sure ...  bemildred   Jan-31-08 03:25 PM   #8 
              - I've made this statement several times here . .  msmcghee   Jan-31-08 03:45 PM   #11 
                 - Kind of a Catch-22, huh?  bemildred   Jan-31-08 04:10 PM   #14 
                    - "They don't believe how their minds work, . .  msmcghee   Jan-31-08 04:35 PM   #19 
                       - And how is it determined whether facts are objective or not?  bemildred   Jan-31-08 04:50 PM   #22 
                       - Isn't all this blather about "objective facts" and "factually supported beliefs"  bemildred   Jan-31-08 05:09 PM   #24 
                          - How the brain works. My belief.  msmcghee   Feb-01-08 12:00 PM   #26 
                             - Isn't "provisional belief" sort of an oxymoron?  bemildred   Feb-01-08 12:19 PM   #27 
                                - I don't think you understand what the scientific method is.  msmcghee   Feb-01-08 12:41 PM   #28 
                                   - Ah, probably not. nt  bemildred   Feb-01-08 12:52 PM   #29 
              - Are your conclusions based on "the result of a careful and objective logical analysis"?  breakaleg   Jan-31-08 03:30 PM   #10 
                 - That's a good question.  msmcghee   Jan-31-08 03:51 PM   #12 
                    - well I've only been here a matter of months  subsuelo   Jan-31-08 04:26 PM   #16 
                       - True, but one reason for that is that . .  msmcghee   Jan-31-08 04:41 PM   #21 
        - Dumb?  Lurking Dem   Jan-31-08 04:27 PM   #17 
        - OK, he's smart but he would make rotten decisions. nt  bemildred   Jan-31-08 04:29 PM   #18 
        - See, the thing is I think his political views are dumb.  bemildred   Jan-31-08 04:37 PM   #20 
        - ITA !!!  LeftishBrit   Jan-31-08 05:08 PM   #23 
        - Really? Have you heard him speak?  Shaktimaan   Jan-31-08 07:09 PM   #25 
 

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