PlusCaChange wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:19 am
Interesting report but did you read it?
As expected, most participants labelled the mundane statements as 'not profound', and tended to rate the well-known profound statements highly.
I'm usually accused of making mundane statements, not vague, meaningless ones. The examples they give of bullshit are much more like astrology and new age philosophy.
As an example, they gave the following 'pseudo-profound' statement: "Hidden meaning transforms unparalleled abstract beauty."
I start with definitions and premises clearly stated (that's why I'm accused of being boring) and reason from there, there really is no resemblance at all.
Yes, I read it. You use buzzwords to try to sound smarter than you are, and certain people here who lack the comprehension to actually understand anything, just assume you're actually intelligent.
And your statements often are a lot more vague and meaningless than you realize. Because you have such limited "knowledge" on the subjects you talk about. It's hilarious to intelligent people, but convincing to dumber ones.
kocher wrote:So stupid people believe stupid things?
To sum it up in a sentence, yeah, basically. Shouldn't have to explain it but sadly it's very relevant to this forum.