Stop discussing, it's meaningless!

#5
#6
It is said that 80% of communication is non-verbal.

Hereafter, all posts shall be restricted to 20% verbal content. At least 80% of the post must be visual. Preferably more.
More pictures. Less words.

Mods, please do the needful.
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Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
#13
If people exhibit 'myside bias' due to our hypersociability that means that most people's thinking is essentially political.

It consists of defining oneself as closely as possible with the consensus omnium with which one identifies.

In order to do this we need to be continually discussing, because the meaning we seek comes from the other and not from floating off into the woods to enjoy life.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
#15
It probably tells us why an 'ignore button' exists. We can expel all those opinions we don't want from our universe.

Even people who are ostensibly discussing with an adversary are in all probably simply demonstrating to the group that they belong to the consensus omnium.

But all is not lost for the simple reason that discussion always fared better in small circles of people who are already shared a lot in common. That is not the internet or social media.
 
#18
It is said that 80% of communication is non-verbal.

Hereafter, all posts shall be restricted to at 20% verbal content. At least 80% of the post must be visual. Preferably more.
More pictures. Less words.

Mods, please do the needful.
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When there is a picture of Satoosh then it automatically covers at least 80% of the poast.
 
#27
The two studies mentioned in the article don't necessarily confirm that discussions and even facts don't change opinions.

They simply show that people don't change their opinions as quickly as they should even after they get to know the facts.
But my eye test tells me that repeated exposure to discussion and facts do make most of the people change their opinions.

So in my opinion(which you are not gonna change btw) discussion isn't futile.
It's the way we grow.
 
#31
Aww such nice memories!
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Yeah, it takes me back to the Golden Age of animated cartoons (at least in the US). The kings of this golden age were voice guys like Mel Blanc (the man with a thousand voices from Waner Bros & more), Daws Butler (Hanna Barbera) and the various voices for Jay Ward Productions (Rocky, Bullwinkle, Boris & Natasha, Snidely Whiplash, Mr Peabody & Sherman, Duddly Do-Right etc). As I recall, the cartoons of the 1980s were pretty dismal -- did not have the voices, creativity and character of the previous Blanc-Butler-(Ward) era. (The 90s brought new life to cartoon voices & creativity with shows like The Simpsons).

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#32
To paraphrase Stephen Colbert (the real one from the Report, not the ersatz who is currently on TV)- facts have a well-known bias. So I choose to ignore them whenever I know I am right. So there's that.
 
#39
I have no expectation of changing anyone's mind. I'm aware of this phenomenon.

I find posting here to be fun, I also like the sound of my own voice, and if I can help, inform, or amuse someone too then even better.
 
#40
Is this why lonely people post “I’m leaving (insert social media account here)” threads?

Because they realize that the time wasted is an epic failure?

Please disgust.
 
#46
The two studies mentioned in the article don't necessarily confirm that discussions and even facts don't change opinions.

They simply show that people don't change their opinions as quickly as they should even after they get to know the facts.
But my eye test tells me that repeated exposure to discussion and facts do make most of the people change their opinions.

So in my opinion(which you are not gonna change btw) discussion isn't futile.
It's the way we grow.
Lets test this for real
So if a person dies and a doctor confirms it
that scientific fact doesnt change the opinion of lets say the family of the now dead individual? Do they still believe he/she is alive and Living life as usual?
 
#47
Lets test this for real
So if a person dies and a doctor confirms it
that scientific fact doesnt change the opinion of lets say the family of the now dead individual? Do they still believe he/she is alive and Living life as usual?
What!
Dying isn't something you get to know about the first time. It is well accepted that people die. It has got nothing to do with the studies linked in the OP. So this comparison is stupid sorry to say.
 
#49
I think that it's best to have a fact-based mind if you're concerned about the implications of a fact (ie, the implication that people believe something is bad even when you're not sure they're true).

But this is also true of a lot of people, including my grandchildren. I'm still very suspicious that people on TW are being so negative. But I think it's better to be skeptical about it than to be skeptical about a fact.
 
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