June 10, 2015 12:54 am at 12:54 am #615808
So we argue about random topics. And we select the winner based on best argument with the least logic. May the best straw man win!June 10, 2015 1:27 am at 1:27 am #1089869
we shouldn’t argue about random topics, being random involves the sitrah of amalek who champions luck and i want to keep far away from amalek, we should stick to a set of topics while doing it illogicallyJune 10, 2015 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #1089870
i won!June 10, 2015 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #1089871
No you didn’t. That’s like saying all whales are grey and white.June 10, 2015 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #1089872sushibagelMember
Give me one reason why I shouldn’t?June 10, 2015 8:57 pm at 8:57 pm #1089873WolfishMusingsParticipant
Six years ago, there was a thread regarding whether or not it was necessary to finish high school in order to secure a decent living. At one point, I brought in statistics from the BLS showing that, on average, the higher a person’s level of education, the more they earn.
One poster’s response: “i hold that statistics dont affect us yidden.”
The WolfJune 11, 2015 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #1089874chofetzchaimrecruitMember
wolf musings- it doesn’t get better than thatJune 11, 2015 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm #1089875
if youre colorblind they are
shouldnt what?June 12, 2015 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #1089876
My tatty is even bigger than you and he can beat you up with a big stick.June 12, 2015 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #1089877
nuh-uhJune 12, 2015 8:16 pm at 8:16 pm #1089878benignumanParticipant
My favorite illogical argument:
Extrapolation from the observed to the unobserved is a valid method to draw conclusions about the way the world works because we have used this method successfully in the past.June 14, 2015 10:26 am at 10:26 am #1089879LoIbudMember
Correlation equals CausationJune 14, 2015 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #1089880June 14, 2015 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #1089881
Everyone knows that elephants are purple.
Purple is a color, and so is pineapple.
I like bananas.
Therefore, Airplanes carrying gorillas are sure to make a tasty snack.
-MaskanaJune 14, 2015 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #1089882
i agree with maskana (i don’t know what the argument is/was but he/she brings up valid points)June 15, 2015 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #1089883
of course. You see, when a coffee addict agrees with you, you know you’re right.
It reminds me of the time I thought that a green bellybutton signified that nuclear war was coming soon. Although the the sky was still a desk, the Cuban on the porch didn’t think so.June 15, 2015 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #1089884🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
is it an argument or a contest? you cant have an argument thats a contest because it can only be one or the other. obviously, if its an argument then it isnt a contest so it for sure can’t be a contest if its an argument.June 15, 2015 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #1089885
and both I and maskana won times infinity and 1June 15, 2015 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #1089886
The contest is totally separate from the argument, as proven by Hogan’s Theory in Intrinsically Argumentative Contests.June 15, 2015 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #1089887simcha613Participant
Here’s an argument:
We see from the ma’apalim how wrong it is to try and rush the ge’ulah. They tried to enter Eretz Yisroel when they weren’t supposed to. Their fate? They lost Hashem’s help in war. They were destined to lose. It doesn’t matter how strong they are or how weak their enemies are. The fate of those who rush the ge’ulah is the loss of Hashems protection and help, which will inevitably lead to military defeat.
We see from the victories of the 1948 War of Independence, the 1967 Six Day War, etc… that G-d did not leave the Zionists and that they weren’t rushing the geulah. Had they been rushing the geulah, they would have met the same fate as the ma’apilim, loss of Hashem’s protection and military defeat.
This proves that we are not rushing the geulah and that Hashem wants us back in control of Eretz Yisroel.June 16, 2015 12:02 am at 12:02 am #1089888
i do think that Hashem wants us in control of eretz yisrael
and i don’t think that the zionists were thinking they were trying to get the geulah
in otherr words “rushing the geulah” is proactiveJune 16, 2015 12:13 am at 12:13 am #1089889
Proactiv is an acne treatment. Therefore your argument is worthless.June 16, 2015 12:41 am at 12:41 am #1089890
thats right rebyidd
proactive is (of a person, policy, or action) creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened
ahh the joy of edit, my argument isn’t worthless 😛June 16, 2015 12:51 am at 12:51 am #1089891☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
So far, simcha613 wins, hands down.June 16, 2015 1:21 am at 1:21 am #1089892
(grumbling) biased judgesJune 16, 2015 1:27 am at 1:27 am #1089893
the rules state
And we select the winner based on best argument with the least logic.
simcha613 is too logicalJune 16, 2015 1:52 am at 1:52 am #1089894
No he doesn’t. He isn’t even wearing shoes.June 16, 2015 1:57 am at 1:57 am #1089895☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
CA, you’re getting there.June 16, 2015 2:25 am at 2:25 am #1089896
sneakers are a form of shoes and he is being sneaky
getting where?June 18, 2015 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #1089897
Sneakers are actually a type of fruit, because tomatoes are a fruit, and if tomatoes are a fruit, anything can be a fruit.June 18, 2015 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm #1089898
tomatoes are red. and robins are red so tomatoes are secretly birdsJune 19, 2015 12:40 am at 12:40 am #1089899mobicoParticipant
I am never wrong. I don’t agree with any of you. Therefore all of you are wrong.June 19, 2015 4:18 am at 4:18 am #1089900
I AM TYPING IN ALL CAPS SO I AM RIGHT.June 19, 2015 6:26 am at 6:26 am #1089901
actually mobico, assuming your premise is true, that makes senseJune 19, 2015 6:31 am at 6:31 am #1089903
I walk on watermelons
watermelons are 92 Percent water
I can walk on water!June 19, 2015 10:20 am at 10:20 am #1089905mobicoParticipant
True. I think I’m right – therefore I am.June 19, 2015 10:59 am at 10:59 am #1089906
thats only true if you type all in caps on a wednesday, you did it on a friday.June 19, 2015 11:10 am at 11:10 am #1089907
additionally, since your screen name starts with a r and ends with a d you can only be right on one day in a year and that is february 29thJune 19, 2015 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #1089908sushibagelMember
Theory of relativity:
This thread ought to be titled logical argument contest since in relation to most of the other arguments on CR these seem logical.June 19, 2015 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #1089909
My username ends in a 3. That means I am right all the time, because 3 is open on one side and closed on the other, that means I stand for what I believe in but I still keep an open mind.June 19, 2015 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm #1089910
that means I stand for what I believe in but I still keep an open mind.
that doesnt make one right, since you made a false deduction you are wrong during the whole threadJune 21, 2015 2:03 am at 2:03 am #1089911
The only person who has made sense so far is sushibagel 😉June 21, 2015 2:11 am at 2:11 am #1089912
does that mean that sushibagel loses?June 21, 2015 2:51 am at 2:51 am #1089913
ca – LOLJune 21, 2015 3:01 am at 3:01 am #1089914TheGoqParticipant
sushibagel loses cause hes a double carbJune 21, 2015 3:04 am at 3:04 am #1089915
It wasn’t a false deduction. I really was ONE HUNDRED PERCENT RIGHT. You are WRONG LIKE A CABBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!June 21, 2015 5:09 am at 5:09 am #1089916
since you didnt specify which type of cabbage (napa, green, red….) that makes me 100% right being that only napa cabbage is wrong, red cabbages are always right
and i’m like a red cabbage always rightJune 21, 2015 5:23 am at 5:23 am #1089917
rebyidd, I believe you may have found your match (something I didn’t think possible until now!)June 21, 2015 6:33 am at 6:33 am #1089918
Wrong like a cabbage chasing a skunk!June 21, 2015 6:56 am at 6:56 am #1089919
rebyidd – who was that addressed to?
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