why is it that there has to be one person some times more than one who has to turn a debate into a name calling feast? i do not get it why can it jut be that i disagree instead of fuck you! where i line drawled? it i absolutely crazey that adults do this. im a member of the god is an atheist group on facebook and this happens a lot or some jagg of says that they want to be megen foxes thong. i know it is the web and this will happen but it happens in the "real world" as well can adults stay on track with the subject at hand? i get why kids s.do this be cause they are kids! but havent we gotten a little more intelligent as a species than this kinda of crap? thoughts?

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Comment by Michael Black on April 27, 2011 at 11:47pm
I'm afraid that you have overestimated how far removed we are from monkeys.  When we run out of sticks and rocks to throw, it is time to throw poo.
Comment by Tam on April 20, 2011 at 1:50am

It's uncivilized in the world of proper writing and debate to cuss but yes it's fun and trash talking is an art unto itself aka the ad hominem attack.

From Wikipedia:

"Abusive ad hominem (also called personal abuse or personal attacks) usually involves insulting or belittling one's opponent in order to invalidate their argument"


As rational and self controlled people we can look down upon nasty behaviour but still we have emotions and anger can find it's way into a arguement.

Comment by George hawkins on April 19, 2011 at 2:15am
I agree with you Mira, we are adults and many result to just name calling, when i do it its for a reason, not just because i ran out of materal to use for an argument of anything



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