CHALLENGE !! Step up Sluggo. Dar_vs._Sluggo
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10-02-2003, 01:37 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Lets see how many rules of "Plain stupidity" sluggo has broken.
1. Assuming that everyone is like you
Example: I don't know anything about Biology, therefore you don't either.
2. Failure to understand that words have definitions
Example: The president isn't a criminal just because he broke the law.
3. Believing special circumstances are the norm
Example: A doctor stole a man's kidney to make money. Therefore, all doctors are
untrustworthy and greedy.
4. Failure to grasp what is real
Example: If I had to, I could deliver a baby. I've seen it hundreds of times on television.
5. Demonstrating that common sense requires effort on your part
Example: If we could drive faster, we'd get there much sooner.
6. Demonstrating supreme ignorance in the topic being discussed
Example: If we just print more money, everybody could be rich.
7. Attacking the opponent instead of the argument
Example: Sure, you know more about literature, but that's because I have a life
8. Attempting to use stereotypes as logical facts
Example: A woman can never become president because they spend too much time
9. Blatant hypocrisy
Example: Only a brainless idiot with his head up his butt would behave as rudely as you do!
10. Demanding the Impossible
Example: I will not accept General Relativity unless I am sent a letter by Albert Einstein himself.
11. Thinking everyone who disagrees with you has the same argument
Example: If you're not a Catholic, then you must be an athiest.
12. Believing research is required to state the obvious
Example: You haven't even bothered looking at Zeppler's Zoology book, so what makes you think you can tell me that fish don't have hair?
13. Complete close-mindedness
Example: I am right and you are wrong, I won't speak to you any more on this.
14. Believing "possible" makes something likely
Example: It's possible AIDS was created by the CIA, therefore, we should get rid of the CIA so they won't do it again.
15. Self-contradicting coupled with a refusal to consider alternate theories
(thanks to Graeme Dice for the example)
Example: Someone hands me something they call a "hat", although it looks exactly like a shoe. Despite it looking like a shoe, I put it on my head anyway. I then claim that the manufacturers of this "hat" are idiots, because it looks like a shoe and not a hat.
16. Questioning known facts only because they hurt your argument
Example: Your theory doesn't take into account the possibility that George Washington may still be alive.
17. Taking quotes out of context.
Example: "Everything that's supposed to be down is up." This quote by Al Gore shows his opposition to Clinton's sexual practices.
18. Believing something is possible if it hasn't been tried
Example: Perhaps if we all line up on the shore and blow at the same time, the hurricane will change direction.
19. I am the world
Example: I will not allow the tyranny of the majority to force me to wear pants.
20. Making assumptions without evidence
Example: We can calculate the moon's mass by using the density of cheese, which is what the moon is made of.
21. My unproven assumptions are the only reasonable ones
Example: It's ludicrous that you believe a nuclear bomb is over a trillion times the power of a stick of dynamite; it's probably only about a billion.
22. One means all.
Example: If Bill, Tom, and Fred are in a room and Jane slaps Bill, she must also have slapped Tom and Fred.
23. Delusions of Mediocrity (believing one's theories are being ignored by short-sited people when in reality you're just wrong).
Example: People laughed at Einstein too, but what does history say about him? That he was right. You'll see.....
24. Assuming an single member of a group represents all members of that group(cr: Dave).
Example: Brian, a Rolling Stones fan, likes to eat peanuts. Therefore, all Rolling Stones fans like to eat peanuts.
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