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Social class and family your thoughts?

PosTMOd

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Interestingly, if you grab a random sample of people, and ask them if they think they are above average intelligence, 98% of them will say "Yes, I am above average intelligence."

The implication is that 50% of people are deluded into thinking they are above average.
 
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SelfExel

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Originally posted by PosTMOd
Interestingly, if you grab a random sample of people, and ask them if they think they are above average intelligence, 98% of them will say "Yes, I am above average intelligence."

The implication is that 50% of people are deluded into thinking they are above average.

Like I said before, it's a filtering process, only the 50% that are really above average will reap the rewards. The rest will just think themselves to be above average. A poignant example of the failure of subjectivity.
 

janiecakes

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by SelfExel
So when looking at our current social structure it's not to say that the lower social class in not intelligent, but it's that the higher class is more intelligent.

barf.

I hope you're not thinking that with a straight face. If you're thinking that with a straight face, someone should throw a brick at it.
 
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SelfExel

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by janiecakes
barf.

I hope you're not thinking that with a straight face. If you're thinking that with a straight face, someone should throw a brick at it.

I'm disregarding the anomalies, I'm making generalizations.
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by SelfExel
I'm disregarding the anomalies, I'm making generalizations.

No, you are semi-randomly stringing together words into semi-literate structures with no rational thought nor nothing or anything okay thanks bye.
 

SelfExel

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by PosTMOd
It's the stupidity that makes you funny.

Are you afraid that you're not as smart as you think you are? Are you afraid that the lot in your life will precisely reflect how intelligent you are, that your boss really is more important then you?

If you are, then don't be afraid, there are plenty of things to exel at. You can win, you can win.
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
The only thing I'm afraid of is that I might injure my brain to the extent that I would not know how to spell words such as "excel", and I wouldn't know the difference between "than" and "then".

Than I would call myself SelfExel, and not understand the ironing.
 
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marcinm

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by PosTMOd
The only thing I'm afraid of is that I might injure my brain to the extent that I would not know how to spell words such as "excel", and I wouldn't know the difference between "than" and "then".

Than I would call myself SelfExel, and not understand the ironing.

SelfExel just got TOLD :D
 
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marcinm

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lol.. don't worry.. i'm not exactly an english major myself... but yeah, it is pretty easy to kill someone's argument by attacking their english skillz :p
 

SelfExel

TRIBE Member
An excellent way to deflect the issue at hand, although he did play the mighty "You're stupid, stupid head" card. I should just yell "CHECK MATE" when that happens.
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by SelfExel
It's true, my gramatical skills will be the end of me. Look away...look away.

Arguing with your [il]logic would be futile, so by pointing out the flaws in your spelling and grammar that you don't even see, I was hoping to trigger the following thought:

"Hmmm, well, if there are easy to spot superficial flaws in the way I think*, perhaps there are deeper, fundamental flaws as well."















*Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, in effect: language and thinking are inextricably linked, thus 'mistakes' in grammar indicate underlying flaws in semantics
 

marcinm

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Originally posted by PosTMOd


*Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, in effect: language and thinking are inextricably linked, thus 'mistakes' in grammar indicate underlying flaws in semantics

do you agree with this hypothesis?
 

SelfExel

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by marcinm
do you agree with this hypothesis?

I sure don't. Knowledge is not a instantaneous, it's progressive.

Postmod:

You can look at semantics in 2 ways.

The study of language and the direct correlation of words and the ideas behind them. The other is the study of ideas/symbols without directly looking at language.

The second mode of looking at semantics comes from the notion that there are multiple modes and combinations of words that can come to the same conclusion/ idea. The second mode of semantics also illustrates that even despite flaws in semantics, the general idea being communicated can still be understood and be identified as flawed or correct.

For example when you read exel, you can extrapolate what the meaning is, when in conjuction with a string of ideas, "then" and "than" can be easily differentiated.

On another note how have you come to the conclusion that my ideas are illogical?
 
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PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by marcinm
do you agree with this hypothesis?

Wholeheartedly.

And a small slice of proof exists right here, right now. If one uses incorrect words, one is also thinking incorrectly. Even worse, if one tries to pretend that one is incorrectly using words quite purposely, then one is delusional on top of stupid.
 

marcinm

TRIBE Member
whoah... you don't sugarcoat anything do you?

well, you better invite me to the Nobel Prize awards whenever it is you're going to get one :D
 

The Tesseract

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by stryker
We don't have a class system. We may have people with different incomes but we don't have a class system, Europe does.
Stew

But isn't an income level just the same as a class level?
After all, you can't be Upper class without having the money.


I had one girlfriend in highschool whose parents loved me because i lived in relatively nice neighbourhood, whereas her previous boyfriend, who i knew, was a nice guy and all, but effectively lived on the wrong side of the tracks.

I then had some what the opposite 2 years later, when my girlfriend at that time was from a rather... frugal upbringing. Her parents thought i was the best thing to happen to her (and them) since sliced bread appeared at the No Frills for $0.80.
 

green_souljah

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by SelfExel
I sure don't. Knowledge is not a instantaneous, it's progressive.

Postmod:

You can look at semantics in 2 ways.

The study of language and the direct correlation of words and the ideas behind them. The other is the study of ideas/symbols without directly looking at language.

The second mode of looking at semantics comes from the notion that there are multiple modes and combinations of words that can come to the same conclusion/ idea. The second mode of semantics also illustrates that even despite flaws in semantics, the general idea being communicated can still be understood and be identified as flawed or correct.

For example when you read exel, you can extrapolate what the meaning is, when in conjuction with a string of ideas, "then" and "than" can be easily differentiated.

On another note how have you come to the conclusion that my ideas are illogical?


"Why don't you just use normal people words instead of your big fancy school words and then maybe people will understand you"

:D
 
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