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Author Topic: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence  (Read 4462 times)

Mister Pops

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #75 on: 05 June, 2019, 08:34:37 pm »
Sweet feckin Jesus, would ye ever just turn off your computers and go outside?
You may quote me on that.

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #76 on: 05 June, 2019, 08:55:00 pm »
Sweet feckin Jesus, would ye ever just turn off your computers and go outside?

No, no, no .....


its

"Why don't you turn off your television set and go and do something more interesting instead!"

Please.

If you're going to give us late twentieth century pop culture references then at least get them right!

Sheesh!   :o

BTW - Mods, can we please get this thread relabelled as the "light blue touch paper and then stand back" thread?

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #77 on: 05 June, 2019, 09:14:38 pm »
Sweet feckin Jesus, would ye ever just turn off your computers and go outside?

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #78 on: 05 June, 2019, 10:18:58 pm »
Sweet feckin Jesus, would ye ever just turn off your computers and go outside?

"I only said I dun gone outside so they wouldn't give me another jalfrezi enema!"

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #79 on: 05 June, 2019, 10:42:47 pm »
I do enjoy a good argument (not a slanging match - those are just tiresome), the way it stimulates and challenges the little grey cell can be quite exilerating. I sometimes hear a comedy program on Radio 4, I forget what it's called, where humorous debates are held under the title, "this house believes that..." The subject can be anything and they have an impartial chair and votes at the end and everything. I'd love to be able to participate in something like that.


I know the one you mean - wish I could remember what it was called!


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Maybe we should have a go? Pick a subject, serious or silly, two debators and a chair. Start with opening statements, then cross questioning, then chair and audience questions, closing statements and a vote or/and general comments. No rancour, no name-calling, no expectations - just good natured and civilised debate.

I commend this notion to the House!


Any suggestions on subjects?

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #80 on: 05 June, 2019, 11:11:43 pm »
[One other observation on the topic; we are (generally) a group of blokes in our mid to late 40's, with a lot in common.
The fact we're even here yammering on about a comic that we never gave up for 4 decades is embarrassing enough - but to have a genuine - genuine - internet argument with another grown man over this bullshit? Most wouldn't - it's just too uncouth.
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 :lol:

This little gem made reading through all that madness worthwhile!

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #81 on: 05 June, 2019, 11:53:12 pm »
I sometimes hear a comedy program on Radio 4, I forget what it's called, where humorous debates are held under the title, "this house believes that..." The subject can be anything

The frequently excellent Heresy? The starting point is received wisdom and involves trying to smash it to bits. You'd be surprised how often that gets results (maybe not you Sharky  :) ).

Also: what a disappointing thread. Why am I reading this...?!

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #82 on: 06 June, 2019, 01:14:42 am »

When I found out about debating societies I felt hugely let down that they didn't have one at my school. A grasp of, and practice in, proper debating might have proved hugely useful in my life, especially the most recent decade or two of it. (As a man with a great many axes to grind, I have only recently begun to explore the correct operation of the grinder.)

I do enjoy a good argument (not a slanging match - those are just tiresome), the way it stimulates and challenges the little grey cell can be quite exilerating. I sometimes hear a comedy program on Radio 4, I forget what it's called, where humorous debates are held under the title, "this house believes that..." The subject can be anything and they have an impartial chair and votes at the end and everything. I'd love to be able to participate in something like that.

Maybe we should have a go? Pick a subject, serious or silly, two debators and a chair. Start with opening statements, then cross questioning, then chair and audience questions, closing statements and a vote or/and general comments. No rancour, no name-calling, no expectations - just good natured and civilised debate.

I commend this notion to the House!

I'd like to start this thread, which the admins may wish to move, with the proposal: Stone Sour are better than Slipknot.

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #83 on: 06 June, 2019, 01:20:30 am »
I've heard of Slipknot, so they must be better.
fate amenable to change

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #84 on: 06 June, 2019, 06:55:14 am »



Any suggestions on subjects?


How about a nice, easy one to start with: "Does God exist?"


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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #85 on: 06 June, 2019, 07:12:50 am »



Any suggestions on subjects?


How about a nice, easy one to start with: "Does God exist?"

Yes, I do.
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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #86 on: 06 June, 2019, 07:51:21 am »

No you don't, you only think you do.


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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #87 on: 06 June, 2019, 09:01:00 am »
Also: what a disappointing thread. Why am I reading this...?!


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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #88 on: 06 June, 2019, 09:02:03 am »
Any suggestions on subjects?

How about a nice, easy one to start with: "Does God exist?"

A bit frivolous, I feel.  How about "2000AD in the nineties wasn't as bad as everybody makes out"?

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Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« Reply #89 on: 06 June, 2019, 12:33:32 pm »
Jim, tried to send you a message!