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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #465 on: November 10, 2010, 03:20:23 PM »
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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #466 on: November 10, 2010, 07:03:25 PM »
"If you like freedom, thank a veteran."--A bumper sticker I saw on the way home
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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #467 on: November 10, 2010, 08:28:59 PM »
"The current U.S. Health-care system is broken! Why do you free market fundies support it?"--Socialist/Statist fuckwits

Not an exact quote from any one person, but I think we've all heard what more or less amounts to this, no?
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #468 on: November 11, 2010, 06:02:41 PM »
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It's simply a matter of the nature of claims. In politics, the status quo is usually the default position. If the claim is: "A reduction in government intervention can be demonstrated to increase efficiency in healthcare delivery." then the default position is that it "can't be demonstrated". For every positive claim there is a mutually exclusive negative claim.

Libertarianism is not the default. Specific positive claims must be demonstrated to be verifiable.
--C0nc0rdance to franks2732 in the raw milk video's comments.

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« Last Edit: November 11, 2010, 06:21:58 PM by surhotchaperchlorome »
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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #469 on: November 11, 2010, 06:31:35 PM »
Yeah, it's not as if Appeal to Status Quo is a fallacy or anything...

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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #470 on: November 11, 2010, 07:09:29 PM »
Yeah, it's not as if Appeal to Status Quo is a fallacy or anything...

I didn't see "Appeal to Status Quo" when I Googled it.
I think that might be a fallacy worth adding to the list of unnamed logical fallacies.
As I can't see any way that is NOT fallacious.
It seems like a special version of appeal to common practice.
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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #471 on: November 11, 2010, 07:17:57 PM »
Yeah, it's not as if Appeal to Status Quo is a fallacy or anything...

Also, here was the reply I just posted to C0nc0rdance's comment(Not a fail quote):
"@C0nc0rdance
Appeal to Status Quo.

I'm sorry, but an argument that could be used to defend slavery or nazism as legitimate has no place in the realm of the rational."
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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #472 on: November 11, 2010, 09:19:25 PM »
I didn't see "Appeal to Status Quo" when I Googled it.

Put it in quotes. I just did it and got several results. Wikipedia lists it as "status quo bias."

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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #473 on: November 11, 2010, 11:03:18 PM »
I'm not sure if that's how you found it in Wikipedia, as putting in the quotes didn't much help.
At least I didn't see it on the first several pages of results even with the quotes.
I did put in "status quo bias" in Wikipedia and got results, however.
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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #474 on: November 12, 2010, 06:35:22 AM »
No, put the quotes in Google.

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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #475 on: November 12, 2010, 11:11:45 AM »
No, put the quotes in Google.
I did.
"Status Quo Bias" (at least on the first few pages) didn't show up for me when I put in "Appeal to Status Quo" with the quotes in Google.
I did find it when put in "Status Quo Bias".
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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #476 on: November 12, 2010, 11:39:30 AM »
Maybe all your searches for " Nectrotic Lesbian Bestiality with mollusks" messed up your google relevance?

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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #477 on: November 12, 2010, 11:54:02 AM »
You know that comment I posted?
Well, C0nc0rdance responded:

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I'm not appealing to anything, this is a fundamental of critical thinking. The default position for any argument is that a positive claim can NOT be supported by evidence.

In politics or economics, the default is whatever we are currently doing (ie "no change"). If you want to make a positive claim, it will be something other than what we are currently doing. Inaction is always the default (negative) position.

If you want to change what we are currently doing, make a positive case.
--Fail quote

A claim that was long refuted by FlowCell in the comment section of the very video he posted that.
I'm sorry, but I just lost all respect for C0nc0rdance.
He's a statist hack.
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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #478 on: November 12, 2010, 09:05:16 PM »
I can't believe C0nC0rdance would be this stupid.  Maintaining the status quo is equal to the claim that the status quo is what is best.  In other words, C0nC0rdance claims that the status quo does not need to be justified by evidence.  How the fuck is this a fundamental of critical thinking?  Oh GOD, the stupid, it BURNS!!!!

Where he misses the boat is thinking that the status quo is the same as inaction.  Inaction of government would be LIBERTY, not the status quo.  The status quo is just the present condition of the state and its policies, what ever they may be.  To say that the status quo is the NULL is to say that opportunity costs don't matter when fundamental critical thinking should tell everybody that they do.  See, this is the problem with statists, they have no concept of opportunity costs!  As C0nc0rdance admits, the NULL of an action is inaction, but this should then translate to mean that the NULL of government action is government inaction, not government doing the same damn thing it has done before.

How could somebody as smart as C0nc0rdance bet this stupid?

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Re: Fail Quotes
« Reply #479 on: November 13, 2010, 12:18:16 AM »
Statism does that.  If you use statism, you're not using your brain.
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