Emotion vs. ReasonI once had a conversation with my cousin where she started a lot of her sentences with, "I feel like..." so for instance she would say, "I feel like that answer should have been…Continue
"I completely agree that what you deduce and what actually happens may be completely different...but I don't think that means we shouldn't attempt to understand where we are coming from just because we could be wrong.
What happens when you…"
"I think you are confusing an argument from Authority with positions that are purposely refutable.
It is a mistake to assume that credentials are the important thing here. The PHD doesn't mean nearly so much as you seem to think it…"
"They most definitely are against each other or at least can be.
Consider this: You have just met someone and you instantly feel an attraction to them. You know you like this person but you also know that if you come on as strong…"
"I might argue that even if "I feel" is used as a stand in, that situation would then be interpreted as the speaker backing emotion over logic because the logic itself isn't enough on it's own.
It is interesting that your emotion…"
I'm aware that the phrase isn't always literal. I should have said that this went on for several days of my visit and was not a one time occurrence. Even then you are correct to say that the meaning of a phrase…"
"First, don't assume a person using the phrase, "I feel that/like..." has reached their conclusion through feeling-driven thought. That's just a phrase. "I feel like" is a stand-in for "in my opinion," "I…"
The first is that I think I do this too. I think I become more militant as time goes on and perhaps I choose not to associate with people who are too religious. I have many friends and family who are religious (unfortunately)…"
Emotion vs. ReasonI once had a conversation with my cousin where she started a lot of her sentences with, "I feel like..." so for instance she would say, "I feel like that answer should have been accepted."This really bothered me and I had to stop her and say, "No one is going to care how you feel in a general conversation especially if reason and rationality are the topics at hand...personally I'm only interested in what you THINK." I made it clear to her that how she felt was important too…See More
"I know this is an Atheist board and I am an Atheist so I feel compelled to join in and talk about how silly the article was...but actually I kinda liked it.
Compared to the multitude of things it could have said (I haven't seen a lot…"
"I wish there was a like or thumbs up button so I could just agree with someone instead of a whole new post. Anyway, Ray has the right of it...the burden of proof lies with the one making the claim.
That combined with the fact that you…"
"Haha, I'm a straight guy stuck in Grand Junction Co. I can relate with a lot of your feelings though I think you win in the difficulty department.
Sometimes it helps to just know you aren't alone in the world, you aren't."
"Joseph Martin: We may have to agree to disagree.
Every time I see someone do something crazy for religious reasons rather than logical ones it serves to reaffirm me. It may not be a mantra but I remind myself where I stand in…"
"I remember I had a brief stint at Hickory Farms when I was 19. I was working the kiosk in the mall and it was a slow day. This woman of maybe 35-40 came up to look around and maybe make a purchase so we started talking about this and…"