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Old 07-05-2008, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: Argument through ignorance

I don't see a problem with that kind of reasoning.

When prompted to choose between two different objects, you either opt for the logical and obviously superior one or for the familiar one in case of one being unknown to you.

Especially with polls and such, you are prompted to give an answer. Though, without being able to fully know the options available and being asked to choose, one shall ultimately pick one just to be able to choose something. Since, if you option for not being able to choose, it will usually either result in being called names or your opinion to be ignored.

So, from a tactical and humane point of view, this may be a logical fallacy, but it is one usually derived from necessity.

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I don't see a problem with that kind of reasoning.

When prompted to choose between two different objects, you either opt for the logical and obviously superior one or for the familiar one in case of one being unknown to you.

Especially with polls and such, you are prompted to give an answer. Though, without being able to fully know the options available and being asked to choose, one shall ultimately pick one just to be able to choose something. Since, if you option for not being able to choose, it will usually either result in being called names or your opinion to be ignored.

So, from a tactical and humane point of view, this may be a logical fallacy, but it is one usually derived from necessity.

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Thing is, if you have no idea at all whatsoever about one choice in the poll, I think you shouldn't participate at all.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:11 AM
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Thing is, if you have no idea at all whatsoever about one choice in the poll, I think you shouldn't participate at all.
If I hadn't said that on one of my posts in this thread, you would sound smarter. -_-
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If I hadn't said that on one of my posts in this thread, you would sound smarter. -_-
If you were less of a jerk, you would seem likeable.

Anyways, I don't get the point of this thread, really. It's a known logical fallacy -- what is there to discuss? :\
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:47 AM
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If you were less of a jerk, you would seem likeable.

Anyways, I don't get the point of this thread, really. It's a known logical fallacy -- what is there to discuss? :\
Some people don't understand the nuances of this particular logical fallacy, and it's one of the more annoying ones because you simply can't get the guy to STFU because he's a troll.
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:37 AM
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I think what the thread starter meant before all the spam was, people who just stand up for one thing, only because they've heard of it. Like... Take politics for example. Some people say this candidate is better (X), instead of this candidate (Y). And they'd only say that, because they've only listened to X's speech, but not Y's.


I get the point though, hell knows I've done it a million and one times. But, sometimes it does lead somewhere. Sometimes. Not always *coughcoughhypocritecoughcough*.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:45 AM
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If you were less of a jerk, you would seem likeable.
Ahaha, you just merked him so badly.

On that note, yes 'tis annoying. There's really nothing more to say. Okay, obviously someone is wrong if they say, "I prefer Portugal to France because I've gone on holiday in the latter but never the first," it's a stupid way to win an argument and it doesn't gain you any respect. It's annoying. I don't think anyone likes it when people argue through ignorance, but, oh well, life goes on.
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If you were less of a jerk, you would seem likeable.
QFT.

As I said, it would've made more sense to put it in the rant thread.

In the case that the person is a troll, ignore and don't feed.
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When prompted to choose between two different objects, you either opt for the logical and obviously superior one or for the familiar one in case of one being unknown to you.
Quoted for truth. I do that with a lot of polls I see, because I just want to up my post count, which should be respected. >___>
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Quoted for truth. I do that with a lot of polls I see, because I just want to up my post count, which should be respected. >___>
=p Very few people respect post count anymore. Probably because so many folks post silly things to up their count, that a high post count no longer means the person has been around a while, just that they post a lot.
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If people respected post count, I'd be the most popular guy on the forum after Neo Pikachu. (Before the DCC got moved, at least)
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I'd have to say that while it is annoyingly common, you can't really fault them. As Dark Umbreon said, when given two choices and asked to choose which you prefer, you're going to pick the one you know. Simple as that. So I'm going to say no, you can't fault anyone (unless it'll take them two seconds to go to Youtube and check it out)
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:46 AM
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I'd have to say that while it is annoyingly common, you can't really fault them. As Dark Umbreon said, when given two choices and asked to choose which you prefer, you're going to pick the one you know. Simple as that. So I'm going to say no, you can't fault anyone (unless it'll take them two seconds to go to Youtube and check it out)

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Old 07-15-2008, 04:41 AM
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=p Very few people respect post count anymore. Probably because so many folks post silly things to up their count, that a high post count no longer means the person has been around a while, just that they post a lot.
People can't tell when a person's being a little facetious, can they? >_>

But, you know, arguements through ignorance are fine, really, and should be respected. It's all I'm saying. It's one of the many problems with this nation; people now easily take offense because they know they can at least threaten to sue, or sue for it, because they are sadistic mongrels that are hungry for cash.


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