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  •  Doncha know? (3+ / 0-)

    Obama's gonna taike yar gunns aweigh!

    This be the proofiest of prooved proofers.

    Adam Lanza is really a secret spy sent by Obama to start his Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Christmas. It's a conspiracy, I tells ya.

    Wait a month.

    We'll see more crap just about this awful posted on the Innertubes.
    Or from Looney Goober Gohmert. Or Michele Batcrap Bachmann.

    I have a few thoughts about plugging up that slippery slope that Wayne LaPierre keeps talking about. It's impolite to elaborate at this time.

    "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:51:16 PM PST

    •  What really baffles me (1+ / 0-)
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      is the fact that this "Obama's gonna come for our guns soon!" thing is something I've heard espoused by people that I've known to be pretty intelligent and sane otherwise.

      •  You answered your own question (0+ / 0-)

        The answer is that your knowledge that a person is intelligent and sane is probably not quite accurate. After all, if they assert that Obama's gonna take yer gunns aweigh, they probably aren't all that skilled in rational and objective thinking. Why do people believe that Steven Hawking is right when he "proves" that God doesn't exist?

        Heinlein has something to say about this fallacy:

        Expertise in one field does not carry over into other fields. But experts often think so. The narrower their field of knowledge the more likely they are to think so.
        It's helpful to know that our trusted experts tend to behave as if they're experts in everything. But nobody is an expert in everything. Their behavior is perfectly normal, but our assumptions about their expertice are probably questionable.

        "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

        by GrumpyOldGeek on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:27:38 PM PST

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