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Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:56:22 AM »
This will become GMG's most popular thread, ever.
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 09:02:00 AM »
The Boselands from down the street are out back sniffing my wheat and I don't much care for it.

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 09:03:33 AM »
Harpsichords are really quite loud.
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 09:07:37 AM »
Harpsichords are really quite loud.

Yes, this may be their soft spot.  :P
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 09:36:01 AM »
Scriabin was a much better composer than Chopin!   :P
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 10:12:24 AM »
Never argue; repeat your assertion.
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 10:14:56 AM »
This sentence is false.

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 12:30:54 PM »
A generalisation is never true.

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 12:33:57 PM »
Schrödinger's cat suffers from anxiety.

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 12:38:12 PM »
This thread needs clarification, I know.


Is it intended that one should make an assertion that no one could rationally argue against, or that one should feel no fear when positing an assertion (whatever it may be).

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2017, 01:17:33 PM »
Never argue; repeat your assertion.

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2017, 05:29:01 AM »
You are A-number-one!
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 05:31:26 AM »
The moon is made of cheese.
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2017, 07:23:47 AM »
My cheese is sharper than your cheese.
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2017, 07:40:18 AM »
George Lucas is the only worthy writer ever nominated for an Academy Award.

(He actually was, though)
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2017, 07:46:20 AM »
Whatever may have been true in the past, the Academy Awards, the Emmys, &c. are now a farce.
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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 07:47:27 AM »
Whatever may have been true in the past, the Academy Awards, the Emmys, &c. are now a farce.

I don't think you need to fear contradiction there!
"l do not consider my music as atonal, but rather as non-tonal. I feel the unity of all keys. Atonal music by modern composers admits of no key at all, no feeling of any definite center." - Arnold Schoenberg

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2017, 07:56:18 AM »
There's more German chauvinism in one measure of Ein deutsches Requiem than in the whole of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2017, 08:26:02 AM »
There are three kinds of people: those who think and those that don't think.

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Re: Make Any Assertion Without Fear of Contradiction
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2017, 08:55:27 AM »
The ale you quaff that's insufficient to quench your thirst, makes an ocean when spilt; the Kleenex that's too tiny to accommodate your sinal drips becomes endless when pulled from the dryer in scraps.
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