In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#46513 Jan 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Of course, we can further demonstrate what the "excluded middle" fallacy is by using what a quote is and isn't.
A quote is the exact words of a person as they were said or written. To add or delete (to change) what a person said or wrote and attempt to pass it off as a quote is of course a lie.
So either something is a quote, or it isn't a quote.
This doesn't require your agreement, by the way.
If you try to pass off something as a quote (specifically when it is marked as such) and it isn't EXACTLY the same, then it isn't a quote.
There is no middle ground, there is no third option. There is no fallacy in asking whether or not something was or was not a quote.
Really? Where do assertions fit it?

Since: Feb 11

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#46514 Jan 19, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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Really? Where do assertions fit it?
Are you stalking me now, Bobby?

I mean: that's fine, but I'll have to go to the store and pick up more kibble.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#46515 Jan 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Are you stalking me now, Bobby?
I mean: that's fine, but I'll have to go to the store and pick up more kibble.
And some Budweiser please. Thank you.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#46516 Jan 19, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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And some Budweiser please. Thank you.
Ah, you drink chic 'beer'.

No surprise.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#46517 Jan 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Ah, you drink chic 'beer'.
No surprise.
What's your 'beer'?

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#46518 Jan 19, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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What's your 'beer'?
The kind you can knock over and pick up the glass and none of it is spill't.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Sweden

#46519 Jan 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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PS: Sweden is a monarchy. the United KING_dom is a monarchy.
There isn't "range" of monarchies anymore than there is a range of 'tails' in a flip of a coin- it is either a tails or it isn't.
sweden is a representative democracy

a coin can stand on the edge

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#46520 Jan 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Is the United KING_dom a monarchy, yes or no?
Are there two sides to a coin, yes or no?
Is the UK a democracy? Yes or no?

See, you ARE engaging in the fallacy of the excluded middle. It is possible for a country to be both. As both Sweden and the UK testify to.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#46521 Jan 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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The kind you can knock over and pick up the glass and none of it is spill't.
Never heard that description before. Your preferred brand?

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#46522 Jan 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course, we can further demonstrate what the "excluded middle" fallacy is by using what a quote is and isn't.
A quote is the exact words of a person as they were said or written. To add or delete (to change) what a person said or wrote and attempt to pass it off as a quote is of course a lie.
So either something is a quote, or it isn't a quote.
This doesn't require your agreement, by the way.
If you try to pass off something as a quote (specifically when it is marked as such) and it isn't EXACTLY the same, then it isn't a quote.
There is no middle ground, there is no third option. There is no fallacy in asking whether or not something was or was not a quote.
Yet another logical fallacy...that because one example fits your assertion, EVERY example fits your assertion.

So...the mammals known as beagles are dogs, therefore every mammal must be a dog. How silly.

Since: Feb 11

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#46523 Jan 19, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
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Never heard that description before. Your preferred brand?
I'm not interested in continuing the conversation, if you want to know what kind of beer I drink google my name and beer.

Since: Feb 11

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#46524 Jan 19, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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sweden is a representative democracy
~stomp stomp stomp~

Since: Feb 11

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#46525 Jan 19, 2013
Mikko wrote:
a coin can stand on the edge
An edge is not a side.

But I am a sport: you start flipping a coin now. when you get that coin to land and stand on it's edge on a flat surface, I'll stop posting on this thread.

Until you do: you agree to stop posting here.

Agreed?

Let me know: happy to work out the details...

Since: Feb 11

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#46526 Jan 19, 2013
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
So...the mammals known as beagles are dogs, therefore every mammal must be a dog. How silly.
Thanks for continuing to post as a NotBot such silly assertions that belong entirely to you.

A person is or is not pregnant.

There is not a third option.

It is like the QUOTE is or is not a quote- and how I proved you a liar above.

Since: Feb 11

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#46527 Jan 19, 2013
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
Is the UK a democracy?
The United KING_dom is a monarchy.

Have I not made my position clear?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Sweden

#46528 Jan 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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~stomp stomp stomp~
yes you are!

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Sweden

#46529 Jan 19, 2013
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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Is the UK a democracy? Yes or no?
See, you ARE engaging in the fallacy of the excluded middle. It is possible for a country to be both. As both Sweden and the UK testify to.
Yes

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Sweden

#46530 Jan 19, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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An edge is not a side.
But I am a sport: you start flipping a coin now. when you get that coin to land and stand on it's edge on a flat surface, I'll stop posting on this thread.
Until you do: you agree to stop posting here.
Agreed?
Let me know: happy to work out the details...
i do not make agreements with americans

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#46531 Jan 19, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Yes
NOpe.

Two-sided coin has two sides.

I see you gave up already...

Since: Feb 11

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#46532 Jan 19, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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i do not make agreements with americans
You don't make winning arguments with Americans.

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