I come to Able2Know for intelligent respectful discussion. I enjoy discussing topics that interest me with people who don't agree with me. This is best way to learn, and the best way to test and refine my opinions. Occasionally my mind is changed by a good discussion.
More and more able2know seems to be overrun with personal attacks, vendettas and ideological speech that allows no compromise or discussion. I would like to reach to people who like me, would like to be able to have respectful, intelligent, discussions without the name calling and sometimes hateful attacks.
After all, if we don't like each other, then why waste the time typing to each other.
I suggest a couple of guidelines to have intelligent, respectful discussions with people you don't agree with.
1) Questioning, or even attacking, an idea, or an ideology or an argument is a legitimate part of a discussion. No idea, ideology or argument should be considered to sacred to question. If an idea is so sacred to you that you don't want to debate it, then don't debate it.
2) Attacking a person... name-calling or demonizing an A2Kmember is never helpful or acceptable.
3) Personal vendettas are counter-productive. You should support a good point no matter who is making it (everyone makes good points some times). Taking bad blood from thread to thread makes intelligent discussion nearly impossible.
4) Facts are good. Research is good. Someone who backs their points up with valid scientific research should be supported. Of course it is valid to debate whether research is valid or not... but the debate should be intelligent and respectful.
It is really hard to have any intelligent conversation on an issue here. The threads are overrun with personal attacks very quickly. There is little thoughtful response being given to anything.
If you like this, then keep going.
I am hoping that there are enough of us that want intelligent, thoughtful debates without all of the personal attacks that we can do something about it.
. I want to end negative gender stereotypes of either women or men
I pointed out the fact that women are the least at risk of violent crime of any other demographic group. Women are less likely to be the victim of violent crime then men (when you look at violent crime as a whole). Women are more less likely to be murdered, stabbed, robbed or be victim to any type of violent crime except for sexual assault.
I take this as tongue-in-cheek, but apparently you're locked into a pissing contest with Set so I'll refrain from making any commentary that feeds that behavior.
she is now posting pictures of burnt ribs.
. Yeah, if someone trashes a thread of mine, demonstrating in the process just how stupid they are, i'm likely to point it out.
I believe EhBeth is the only female who has indulged us...
I don't think I've ever read a thread ever, that I admired more than this one.
The fear of knowing they need woman, and that women, left to their own devices, understand this.
That is why some men need to terrify, beat and shame women into believing they themselves are worthless.
One of the signs of their success is that women now shame each other.
That goes to show how Max is prejudiced when it comes to women..
You're pretty stupid, Whackeye, but Max puts you in the shade.