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Author Topic: Uncontroversial ideas thread  (Read 7193 times)

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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2021, 06:51:14 pm »

Cogito ergo sum (I think, therefore I am)

What do you mean by 'I"?  And are the two uses in the above quotation really equivalent?
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2021, 07:04:37 pm »

Why is forum necromancy controversial
Mostly because it gives people false hope of meaningful new activity. It's a fairly major poke to the eye to see a well liked thread that had fallen off due to inactivity pop back up with a new post, and it turns out it's just some random asshole bumping it with nothing of substance to bring up. Folks tend to dislike that, some rather intensely.

Necros that do actually add something of substance -- news of a new development, actual discussion or non-trivial question, or whatever -- generally aren't nearly as frowned upon, and can often even be appreciated, but the other sort is very much disliked.
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2021, 12:04:09 am »

Is dirt controversial?
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Different plants grow better on different soil types, so if you could talk to plants, you might hear them talk about why their soil type is better than the other soil types.I do not know if this answered your question or not
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2021, 01:21:50 am »

Oh shit I just realized that if you try hard enough EVERYTHING CAN BE CONTROVERSIAL!
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2021, 01:26:28 am »

Oh shit I just realized that if you try hard enough EVERYTHING CAN BE CONTROVERSIAL!

This may be the only uncontroversial thing in this thread.
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2021, 03:32:44 am »

Oh shit I just realized that if you try hard enough EVERYTHING CAN BE CONTROVERSIAL!
Not really...

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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2021, 07:34:23 am »

Water is essential for life as we currently know it
If this is controversial, name a real organism that doesn’t require water. I said life as we know currently, fire type or ghost type pimemon are not counting since they’re fictional
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2021, 11:35:44 am »

There aren't any that we know of, right now, so far as I'm aware, yeah.

It's thought to be possible under certain circumstances (some of the moons further out in the solar system might have them, ferex), though, we just don't have access to said circumstances to, y'know. Check. Yet, anyway.

It's fairly likely to fall under a similar category of (un)controversy as "there are no egg laying mammals" used to, basically.
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2021, 03:17:43 pm »

Water is essential for life as we currently know it
If this is controversial, name a real organism that doesn’t require water. I said life as we know currently, fire type or ghost type pimemon are not counting since they’re fictional

what about viruses :^)
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2021, 03:45:12 pm »

Most believe viruses don't count as living beings in and of themselves, because they do not consume nutrients or energy, reproduce, or react to their environment. If they're not in a suitable "host" organism, in contact with infectable tissues, they're effectively inanimate.
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2021, 04:41:33 pm »

Cogito ergo sum (I think, therefore I am)

What do you mean by 'I"?  And are the two uses in the above quotation really equivalent?
I suppose "I" is a mind (or person?) described by the phrase "it me".  There are a lot of notable things the statement doesn't claim.  It doesn't claim that that the subject is human (or even capable of speech or any form of communication).  It doesn't claim that other minds exist (or are truly apart), leading to countless solipsists and omnisoul believers.

It is dependent on the subject actually thinking though.  A fictional character can speak the phrase, and be described as a great thinker, but they do not actually think.  (Lots of things exist without thinking, but fictional characters do not.  Characters who are thought to be fictional might exist, though, in which case they are not truly fictional)

Still, I thought (or did I?) of a less controversial version to satisfy the most pedantic solipsist:
You think, therefore you are.
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2021, 04:45:16 pm »

I think... not.
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2021, 04:54:20 pm »

This is a controversial idea: "This is a controversial idea."
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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2021, 05:13:45 pm »

This is a controversial idea: "This is a controversial idea."

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Re: Uncontroversial ideas thread
« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2021, 05:36:17 pm »

I think... not.
You're only proving my point!!
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