1. Soo. I just want to rant about 'objectivity' vs 'subjectivity'. They are not polar opposites, heck they might not even be opposites in some cases.

    The first is the belief that the facts support some claim, the second is the belief that your claim is backed up by feelings.

    Enter things like "Is Pluto a planet ?" "Is the Scorkl project a scam ?" "Does the FREE Electric work as advertised ?" "Does getting your lip pierced hurt ?" and then I ran out of non-politically-charged stupid questions.

    In order "Depends on if you are talking to a scientist or a space-enthusiast" "You would be crazy to expect that thing to work as advertised" "Yes but only if your house uses 10W10A in a day" and "depends on your personal pain threshold".

    If at any point someone goes "But my belief in objectivity/subjectivity is the only correct one because it is mine" then my eyes become like ping pong balls in a front loading washing machine.

    Feel free to add some other examples.

    about 4 months ago from web
    1. @drinkingpony You mean like the eternal question of whether one is a hot s**t or a cold turd?

      about 4 months ago from web
      1. @scribus ... No ? Because I am pretty sure that everyone, even if they do not see eye to eye on the definition, that the situation is quite Potato Knishesty and thus undesirable.

        I was mostly talking bout some IRL thing just now. "Name a movie or series that despite having a Mary Sue were good" 'Ehmm, ohkay, Star Trek The Next Generation, mostly the episodes without Wesley' and then we got into a load of BS regarding how words can only mean what is in the dictionary because Wesley is not a woman. Then we fell down the rabbit hole of what it means to make a new word or where slang comes from, whether it is legitimized as soon as it is on UD or some form thereof. Which led to whose definition we use. Pluto was mentioned, drifted off into whether we should or should not use caution around the Cancer word and whether that would be objectively or subjectively a good thing.

        And at the end I hear the words "Well... I disagree with virtually everything you said, but I do not think you are insane" o_0

        about 4 months ago from web