Is Argument Culture Hindering Scientific Progress?

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In summary, the conversation discusses an old joke and sketch that demonstrates how forum debates often end up in arguments. Some participants believe that forum debates always end in arguments, while others disagree. The conversation also mentions another sketch that follows a similar theme.
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Jeff Reid said:
… and you can imagine this is how many forum debates end up:

NO they DON'T! :frown:
 
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tiny-tim said:
NO they DON'T! :frown:

Why they most certainly do!
 
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Skyhunter said:
Why they most certainly do!

I'm afraid they don't ...
 
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I am glad to find this clip again, I had a philosophy professor who once presented it in class!
 
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It's amazing how young they look in those old sketches.
 
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Redbelly98 said:
It's amazing how young they look in those old sketches.

no, they don't!
 
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Yes they do !
 
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No they don't!
 
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oh sorry, I didn't want an argument.
abuse is down the hall then is it? .
 
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No, that's "Getting Hit On The Head" lessons.
 
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Another one along the same lines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PJzMHObabo
 

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What does "I came here for an argument" mean?

"I came here for an argument" is a phrase often used to express frustration or a desire to engage in a heated debate or disagreement with someone. It can also be used humorously in a playful argument or banter between friends or colleagues.

Why do people say "I came here for an argument"?

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Is "I came here for an argument" always meant to be taken seriously?

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