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#1  Postby knowit » Feb 29, 2020 11:08 pm

Feel free to be skeptical about the title. But from what I have found at many forums, if the truth is over in one direction, the vast majority of people will go as far in the other direction as possible.
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#2  Postby Macdoc » Mar 01, 2020 12:52 am

:roll: :popcorn: truth eh? ....nother chew toy lands like a mosquito. :coffee:
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#3  Postby SafeAsMilk » Mar 01, 2020 12:57 am

Can you boring-ass trolls at least try, please?
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#4  Postby Spearthrower » Mar 01, 2020 1:45 am

knowit wrote:Feel free to be skeptical about the title.


Thank you; I will do exactly that!

And welcome to the forum.


knowit wrote:But from what I have found at many forums, if the truth is over in one direction, the vast majority of people will go as far in the other direction as possible.


Truth's a funny beast. I'm more inclined towards evidence than truth. The latter requires a little too much omniscience, whereas evidence is available for all.
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#5  Postby Thommo » Mar 01, 2020 2:07 am

Hello, welcome to the forums!

knowit wrote:Feel free to be skeptical about the title. But from what I have found at many forums, if the truth is over in one direction, the vast majority of people will go as far in the other direction as possible.


I have to say the title isn't something that seems all that amenable to scepticism, it lacks a referent. Perhaps it evokes suspicion more than scepticism?

As far as forums go I'm not certain there's any generalisation to be made. If you were thinking of, say, the consensus on Astrology forums about the effect of the Zodiac on our lives or the consensus on alternative medicine forums about the risks of vaccinations, then it seems likely (and would fit with my own experiences) that on some truth-apt subjects there are forums where the consensus definitely goes in the opposite direction to the truth.

On the other hand if I went to a physics or science forum and asked for an explanation of the special theory of relativity I would almost certainly get something that was truth apt and correct.

What sort of subjects and what sort of forums did you have in mind? Are those subjects even the sort of things about which truth is the appropriate label?
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#6  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Mar 01, 2020 2:10 am

I love one direction
what a terrible image
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#7  Postby Hermit » Mar 01, 2020 2:45 am

knowit wrote:But from what I have found at many forums, if the truth is over in one direction, the vast majority of people will go as far in the other direction as possible.

Right on, bro. Teach the controversy!

But be quick about it. You don't have much time. As you have probably already discovered, sockpuppet accounts get shut down fairly quickly.
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#8  Postby Seabass » Mar 01, 2020 3:04 am

knowit wrote:Feel free to be skeptical about the title. But from what I have found at many forums, if the truth is over in one direction, the vast majority of people will go as far in the other direction as possible.

Guten Tag! :party: :eager:
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#9  Postby aufbahrung » Mar 01, 2020 3:28 am



Welcome, sharp thinking sorts around here, you go off into the desert and don't come back with the grail they'll say something.
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#10  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 01, 2020 6:40 am

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:I love one direction

But have you heard other direction?
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#11  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Mar 01, 2020 7:47 am

Do I want to?
what a terrible image
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#12  Postby UncertainSloth » Mar 01, 2020 8:26 am

seems an apt time

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#13  Postby Fallible » Mar 01, 2020 11:31 am

:tehe:
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#14  Postby BlackBart » Mar 01, 2020 11:33 am

Welc...oh bugger.
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#15  Postby Evolving » Mar 01, 2020 11:48 am

[quote="UncertainSloth"]seems an apt time

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#16  Postby Evolving » Mar 01, 2020 12:37 pm

OK, now I’ve actually had a listen, I see why you posted it. Lol.
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#17  Postby newolder » Mar 01, 2020 12:43 pm

... and this week's shortest forum tenure goes to:

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#18  Postby Spearthrower » Mar 01, 2020 12:52 pm

I knew it!
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#19  Postby newolder » Mar 01, 2020 12:56 pm

:tehe:

I was skeptical until I read the evidence on the front page.
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#20  Postby SafeAsMilk » Mar 01, 2020 1:50 pm

If that's what they actually sounded like, I would go and see them.

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