Don't you find it strange that they didn't look for a correlation between stress and suicide rates?
carlos, i think you need to state your thoughts instead of others to validate what you think, thus earning your post count and respect in the forums...
Feel free to set my post count to zero, and to even keep it there for ever, if it pleases you. I don't care to "show off" my post count, it is irrelevant to me.
Also, it is irrelevant to me if one feels respect for me or not, I am just here to engage in rational debate, not to make friends.
Finally, why write up my own essays when other's have already done the work? That would not be practical. And making reference to the fact that I use other people's article's is a red herring (argumentative fallacy). the only thing that matters is the content of the information I post.
But I do appreciate your input, I always welcome cricicism.
Carlos, the problem is you are not posting factual information and you are not engaging in rational debate.
From reading through the threads you have posted, you are a member of a small paranoid group of people that fears they will be overrun by people of lower IQ's that you think are reproducing too fast (which, by the way, is not true, yes I have references).
You don't want to debate. You lose control any time someone questions your beliefs.
I find your posts annoying and detrimental to the purpose of this forum.
Everything I post has been researched by actual universities. So, what you are saying is that you believe that the universities themselves are wrong. That is fine, you are entitled to such an opinion.
Yes, I am engaging in rational debate, see http://www.infidels.org/news/atheism/logic.html
It is irrelevant whether I am "paranoid" or not, which is a red herring and ad hominem fallacy. The only thing that matters is the data I post. If you want to post counter-data, then do so.
Please explain in further detail what you mean by "lose control."
You are entitled to find the data I post annoying.
My topics deal with social science, thus they are on topic.
University of Chicago Study: The Stupid are Outbreeding the Smart
See http://neko.mi.org/~tawollen/humor/msg02033.html [Broken]
It's not a debate when you have no rational argument.
Your "data" is "here say"
You never accept that you may be wrong. You jump to criticize anyone that questions you.
Most of your posts are from "joke" sites. Poking fun at people like you. I'm amazed that you don't take the time to even understand what you are posting.
The article said it was backed by a university, so I posted it. If it is wrong, then fine.
I critisize when people engage in insult/name-calling and other logical fallacies.
No one has proven the data I posted was wrong as yet. But yes, I can be wrong, I just need convincing before I recant my beliefs. The link on stupid people breeding too much may very well be wrong, and is so, I will agree to that.
Everything I posted is research done by professors, for example:
These are all academic sites. But as I said, you are entitled to believe that they fabricated their research or made mistakes.
Carlos, this is a scientific forum so START a rational debate, you seem not to care about your personal believes and about other's.
Learning is all about DIGESTING material, making up your mind about it, forming an OPINION.
You say you appreciate constructive criticism, but you don't take a lesson from it. The fact you are only posting links shows you have no intent in starting a rational debate.
To expand a little on what Monique and others have said here, this is a forum for discussion/debate, Carlos. You are not discussing or debating, but rather flooding the board with information that is not your own (which is borderline unacceptable here).
Citations are fine, but post links to articles, don't post the articles themselves and only then as a justification for YOUR opinion. Make your arguement with YOUR opinion, YOUR logic, and in YOUR own words, using the data that YOU feel is most compelling.
Separate names with a comma.