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    Take the weakest thing in you
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    Anyone else feel this way when posting? Like you're constantly being criticized for not quoting long chunks of texts or reiterating stuff you learned from a book? That you get bored after 2 posts in a debate so you leave, especially when you realize the person you're debating with is stubborn and will just twist your words? That you don't write novels for posts? that what you're curious about, others see as dumb/retarded/useless.

    I'm sorry I will never be an intellectual, it's just not who I am. I still love to learn.
    Yes I agree 100%. What I find intresting is that in the last years either I have met an increasingly larger amount of people like this or their numbers are growing.

    I dont know, I normally manage to stay away from such people but mysteriously their numbers in my environment are growing. Smart-Alecs, people speaking languages I dont understand, people ignoring basica natural laws, people believing in quantum physics, I dont know, I guess it the life's biggest challenge you'll ever be able to take on, which is staying yourself without loosing the sense to wonder as in the sense to learn.

    I personally thing that one of the prices you pay for being someone who likes to keep the balance with things, is that you probably will never be a genius. Or that you exactly because of that will bhe a genius, it is a matter of definition. One thing is more important than anything else tho and I learnt that in life: it's not important in life if you are a genius or a smart-alec, who quotes tons of text. Those two have in common that they constantly need to compare themselves to the rest of society to understand that they are geniuses and this situation puts them in a constant battle with other people. They'll never learn to enjoy the company of others and even more important, they'll never learn about themselves, cause they are to busy giving weight to the opinion of others about them.
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    *feeds prplchknz genius-pills*

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    You should try harder.


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    I don't read long posts. I skim quoted messages.

    Are you saying dumb shit?

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    >postmodern jam session<
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    I'm guessing Postmodernism Generator, which was inspired by Sokal:

    http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo/

    Here's a random sample:

    Expressionism and the precapitalist paradigm of context

    In the works of Smith, a predominant concept is the concept of semanticist sexuality. Therefore, the characteristic theme of the works of Smith is the defining characteristic, and subsequent futility, of neotextual society. The subject is interpolated into a precapitalist paradigm of context that includes language as a totality.

    If one examines Marxist class, one is faced with a choice: either reject expressionism or conclude that culture serves to reinforce sexism. However, Hanfkopf[1] suggests that we have to choose between Marxist class and Sontagist camp. The main theme of Reicher’s[2] critique of the precapitalist paradigm of context is the bridge between class and society.

    “Truth is responsible for the status quo,” says Baudrillard. Therefore, in Mason & Dixon, Pynchon deconstructs Marxist class; in Gravity’s Rainbow, however, he reiterates expressionism. Sartre promotes the use of subcultural theory to read sexual identity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    Anyone else feel this way when posting? Like you're constantly being criticized for not quoting long chunks of texts or reiterating stuff you learned from a book? That you get bored after 2 posts in a debate so you leave, especially when you realize the person you're debating with is stubborn and will just twist your words? That you don't write novels for posts? that what you're curious about, others see as dumb/retarded/useless.

    I'm sorry I will never be an intellectual, it's just not who I am. I still love to learn.
    I tend to dislike most intellectuals. But I do have my own definition of intellectualism. As a group intellectuals can be just as biased and subject to faulty group think that every other social subgroup. If not often more due to the fact that we do have a natural tendency to agree with seemingly complex explanations even when these can be demonstrated to be faulty. (studies on the topic).
    So if someone's main hobby is quoting academic types the very source material they use will protect them from most counter attacks and give an unjustified feeling of self worth knowing that reporting specialised knowledge is after all not structurally different in terms of data processing than talking about "what tom and katty did at last night's party".

    I respect people with a highly developped ability for critical thinking, including of themselves and their own actions. Because after all, that's what seems to me, to justify one's claim to be first and foremost an individual rather than a subtype of a cultural geshtalt with a secondary property of self awareness.
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    I tend to dislike most intellectuals. But I do have my own definition of intellectualism. As a group intellectuals can be just as biased and subject to faulty group think that every other social subgroup. If not often more due to the fact that we do have a natural tendency to agree with seemingly complex explanations even if false (studies on the topic).
    So if someone's main hobby is quoting academic types the very source material they use will protect them from most counter attacks and give an unjustified feeling of self worth knowing that it's after all not structurally different in terms of data processing than talking about "what tom and katty did at last night's party".
    It's not that i mind people using acadmeic sources as back up to their arguments. Hell if some one tells me x is true i want to see a research study that proves that. What I hate is when people don't have any original thoughts.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Intellectuals...

    that's the quickest way to get me into bed.
    a cat is fine too

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