Hiya Serac, can you do one of these again?: https://www.intpforum.com/threads/statistical-analysis-of-intpf.26962/ I'm thinking we could do a new years thread. I'm trying to find my old intpf demographics survey thread and stumbled upon your thread here. Basically one of us can make a Happy New Years 2019 thread and post statistics about the forum and the users. Up for it if you aren't too busy?
1) I may have been harsh and cutting in what I said. But truly in A.I. debates, people infer things about what I say that are olds arguments against A.I. I've heard before and therefore presume I know what are inferring about me which is not what I've said but is being used to support a counter position I may know about but is not the particular one they have in mind so are vague assuming we share the same assumption
GPS is the joker card and you are not but if I was appealing to authority it makes not sense not explaining it and it makes no sense that IQ is based on appeals to authority. Like I said no professional Doctor unless mentally challenged would use a test based on results based on appeals to authority. Scientists don't do that. All the research and math is available. You just need to pay for it. I read blogs about it.
You called my reasoning circular and word games.
I understood that if you could not see my points you would say this. (I thought my points were good)
But GPS said I was appealing to authority and away from where I could see it.
He deconstructs everything and is the reason I said people like him do not care about constructive discussion.
He was always hassling BunnedOut showing flaws but never corrections.
There was certainly a lot of naivety/ optimism about what you would be able to achieve when you got older. I was pushed into a niche study because my parents etc were certain it would be possible to get a job if you just "worked hard enough".
I also worked in a few industries, storage etc. That sucked the life out of me as well.
So yeah, being told everything will turn out awesome your entire life is not a good thing. People tend to be a bit scared of pessimism, but they fail to realize you can be realistic without feeling hopeless.
Maybe this is too personal, if so you don't have to answer. But I've seen you mention millennials and various negative aspects connected to it, so I've become kinda curios what in your life has made you cynical (?) or pessimistic about that. Is it a trend in the general population that bothers you? Is it a manifestation of disappointments in your own life you realize others your age also fell trap to? Other stuff?
If you ever made a thread about this stuff, it would probably be grounds for some interesting debate