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ike  ·  3372 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The internet is wasting our lives.

I have to say that I was looking forward to a more thorough response than that.

kleinbl00  ·  3372 days ago  ·  link  ·  


    completely inaccurate

    seems to me to imply a strong selection bia

    is quite a statement to make, one that is laughably, provably wrong.

The whole of his argument is "me and my friends have fun, therefore I'm going to wave my hands and assert that everything you say is incorrect because truthiness."

Riley  ·  3372 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I apologize for helping this descend into a personal argument instead of a group discussion. How can you say it is prevaricating? You made inaccurate blanket statements, and I called you out on it. How would you like me to prove what I said? Can you prove what you said? (Again, I'm seriously asking.) You are correct, and I'm old enough to have been able to begin experiencing what you said about the "understanding when you're older" effect, but that not is grounds for disregarding what I have to say. I would like to be able to have this conversation when we're the same age, but that will obviously never be the case.

You distinctly made your argument out to be in reference to my entire generation, and my experiences are in contrast to your pontificating. I never asserted everything you said was wrong, I explicitly said I took issue with a few broad statements you made.

kleinbl00  ·  3372 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not going to have two conversations with one person pretending to be two. I've earned more respect than that.

You're proving my every point, by the way.

Riley  ·  3372 days ago  ·  link  ·  

you're wrong. I don't really know what to tell you other than that I am definitely not whoever ike is. I only responded to this comment of yours instead of the previous one because I saw it while I was working on my response and figured I would just respond here to save a split discussion