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Intelligent Debate, Part 3

One solid reason Intelligent Debate is currently impossible can be encapsulated entirely by a single link.

This single link.

That was, one of the most ridiculous and impossible reads on the internet to date. It’s sort of like that homeless person who shouts at people on the street had a baby with Geocities and they did speed during the pregnancy and dropped the baby on its head at birth.

Welp, can’t argue with that I guess.

The point is, that guy? He made a website. He made a website calling himself the wisest human on the planet. And you know what? Anyone can do that. Anybody at all.

It can cost as little as $40 a year to own a website of your own, filled with all the information you could ever fabricate – depending on your traffic, it could even cost less than that.

And that’s all it takes. One crazy with $40 and a dream, to build a website making any half-baked argument he wants. Presenting all the fake evidence he wants. Linking to all the half-baked “official” resources he wants, building up a network of false information and insanity.

Crazy theories are not limited to the spam folder in your inbox. They’re out there, building websites. Some hurt your eyes. Others are deceptively polished. None of them are totally trustworthy.

And that’s the internet. Try arguing intelligently for long in this place. All it takes for someone to prove a point is a well-timed edit to Wikipedia (which, I might add, a startling amount of college students still try to pass off as a scholarly source) to prove whoever they want.

Looks normal as a thumbnail doesn’t it?

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing that anyone can make a website to express themselves. I’m saying it’s a bad thing that everyone does. Especially time cube guy.

2 Responses to “Intelligent Debate, Part 3”

  1. […] The Wisest Human has loud opinions…  [From SNTC.] […]

  2. on 15 Jan 2009 at 5:16 pm Rajtilak Bhattacharjee

    So according to this weirdo, I won’t get to sleep for 4 days at night 😛

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