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Sat Jan-21-12 06:16 PMby Wandering Author

I have never fully understood that advice. Of course, that's probably because I'm inclined to pursue most discussions to a point many people consider insane. Or maybe (probably) it is the aspie coming out in me. But if you lose an argument, it usually means you've learned something. Since the whole point of discussion is to learn something, that's a plus. (Okay, caveat time: those situations where someone "wins" by creating a distraction or otherwise avoids making any valid point do annoy me no end. If they can't at least attempt to state their own position clearly, and resort to trickery instead, it isn't likely to be worth discussing anything with them.) And if you win, well, the other person has learned something (with the same caveat applied).

I don't mean to say every discussion is worth pursuing. Feeding the trolls is a pointless pastime. But I really don't understand why people get annoyed just because they lose an argument. How else is anyone supposed to learn?

The more I pursue this thought, the more certain I become that this is the aspie in me, and everyone else reading this will be highly amused that I don't "get it". Which is fair enough, since most people who aren't 'on the spectrum' can't figure out things that seem obvious to me.

Edited to add: I just did a quick check, to verify something I thought I remembered. Yes, that is one of those books more than one of us have found as incomprehensible as if it were written in Sanskrit.

Which set a plot bunny racing off inside my head. I wonder what sort of story might arise from two characters, one of whom considers it essential reading, and one of whom can't make any sense of it at all.

Second edit: Yes, the more I think on this, the more I realise it is one of the ways I'm profoundly different. Without pushing the boundaries of the TOS, I think I can say, first that I take my personal religion quite seriously (without naming it or otherwise trying to shove it down anyone else's throat) - and yet, I have actually been thrilled the few times I've gotten into the type of exchange that left me questioning the basics of my own faith. I might spend months struggling with the questions that were raised, but in the end, I understood far more than I did before. And, yes, I do know this isn't usual, and understand that's why the TOS prohibit that type of exchange here. I mention it merely to illustrate my own, "alien", point of view. With luck, someone will read this thread and get a great idea for some character conflict out of it.

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IBooks/Apple contract [View all] , Chevaliersg, Fri Jan-20-12 09:27 PM
  RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Weird Jim, Jan 21st 2012, #1
RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Wandering Author, Jan 21st 2012, #2
RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Weird Jim, Jan 21st 2012, #3
      RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Wandering Author, Jan 21st 2012 #4
           RE: IBooks/Apple contract , RavenCorbie, Jan 22nd 2012, #5
           RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Weird Jim, Jan 23rd 2012, #10
                RE: IBooks/Apple contract , RavenCorbie, Jan 24th 2012, #12
intention vs phrasing, Optihut, Jan 22nd 2012, #6
RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Weird Jim, Jan 23rd 2012, #9
RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Erin_M_H, Jan 22nd 2012, #7
RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Weird Jim, Jan 23rd 2012, #8
RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Chevaliersg, Jan 23rd 2012, #11
RE: IBooks/Apple contract , djredhawk, Feb 05th 2012, #13
RE: IBooks/Apple contract , Chevaliersg, Feb 11th 2012, #14
      RE: IBooks/Apple contract , lucas, Feb 18th 2012, #15

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