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  1. GarmGarf

    GarmGarf New Member

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    He claims that his academic progression in physics makes him intellectually greater in the field of physics than people who lack such a progression. But this forum isn't the field of physics.

    I'm saying don't go around saying that your progression in physics makes you universally more intelligent than people who lack such a progression. It's very condescending, and frankly, It's a cheap shot. I could just pull out the old "I'm a professer of theoretical physics" to trump you.

    In the Internet, use arguments to fortify your cause, not IRL labels of achievement.

    I'm sure you're a great guy IRL, and this whole situation was probably just an unfortunate event.
     
  2. Shota Shernokavich

    Shota Shernokavich New Member

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    When did I say that? Quotes, please.
     
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  4. Shota Shernokavich

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    Yes. That was a direct remark I said towards that chick i was arguing with. I never said that i was intellectually superior to everyone on this board.
     
  5. GarmGarf

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    Well you must understand that you were basically stating that your intelligence, period, is greater than others who lack a degree in physics. Otherwise, wouldn't it be valid for anyone to challenge your intelligence, even if they didn't possess a degree in physics?

    You stated that the words of a person who lacked a degree in physics mean nothing to you, all this in the context of the subject of intelligence.

    Would you ever say such a thing to someone IRL?
     
  6. Shota Shernokavich

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    It depends. If I was spoken that rudely to in RL as I was in this thread, then yes I probably would.
     
  7. GarmGarf

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    Well, I hope you can just understand that although this thread was very chaotic, that particular argument you posted to back up the defense of your intelligence may have been just a little bit cheap.

    I mean, anyone can make up any shit about their real lives; like I could say that I'm a professor in theoretical physics, and I worked on CERN.

    The fact is, even if you do in fact possess a degree in physics, it doesn't necessarily mean that your understanding of physics will pass on to your overall intelligence and correctness in this situation.

    If you are in fact so intelligent and/or correct in this situation, then why not prove so using arguments rather than stating your degrees?

    Prove that you're right by showing that you're right rather than by making cheap claims.
     
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    Arthgon Well-Known Member

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    Hey Shota, The best thing that you can do now is, show us your decree, and then perhaps we shall believe you.

    Also I have an another advice for you Shota : Don't make yourself more interesting then you really are.
     
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    To each his own - but wouldn't you rather see his degree?
     
  10. Shota Shernokavich

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    I'll take your advice to heart, Arthgon.

    that was my initial argument. Instead of directly replying to me, she gave me these long shakespearean paragraphs about 'fitting in'.

    i don't see why i should have kept giving serious arguments when all she gave me were colorful little speeches about random crap that has nothing to do with the discussion.
     
  11. wobbler

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    Wait, why are you still here Shota?

    Didn't you just say goodbye?

    Doesn't that mean that you should leave?



    Why can't he just leave or stop arguing, or commit suicide, or anything that prevents him from posting really?
     
  12. Xiao_Caity

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    After you started the shit, boy. Remember, I made a joke and YOU took it too seriously.

    As for the length of my posts... well, I admit I get wordy when I'm pissed off. It's a side effect of writing for a living. (If you can call the pittance I get a living. Being a writer can really suck sometimes.)

    So let's just call this whole stupid thing over and done with (now I've had time to calm down after those cracks anyways), lock this fucking thread, and get on with our lives.
     
  13. Arthgon

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    Okay, listen very carefully, I shall only tell it once...She really tried to reason with you, but you kept on nagging. So don't even go there.

    Edit: I really must try to type faster.
     
  14. GarmGarf

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    Ok, is everyone cool with that proposal?
     
  15. Shota Shernokavich

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    i said good bye to xiao, not the thread. btw you = doomed.

    fine.

    No kidding?
     
  16. Arthgon

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    Okay, I agree.
     
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    Cool.

    Please stop posting everyone. If the next Admin in here would be so kind as to lock this off, we'll be on our merry way.
     
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