When do you admit to being wrong?

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When?

Always, even if know I'm right
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Quite often
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34%
A couple times a month usually
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17%
A few times a year
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I can't remember that far back
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Only when it's inconvenient to argue
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Only under threat of being physically beaten
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I will argue to the death even if wrong
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I am never wrong
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Kittens never admit they are wrong (but they feel so right)
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:56 pm

fadedpsychosis wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:I hate to mar the serenity of that last post but can we please lock this thread right here and witness "the perfect ending"? I will gladly delete this post if my wish is granted.

ah, if only I could do that in real life, freeze time before I stick my foot in my mouth... alas, for I was seemingly born with foot-in-mouth disease...

aaanyway, I'm not quite sure how my name got drug into this but ok, I'm game
for starters: funky, you're being a little too broad with the term 'ad hominem'.
from dictionary.com
1. appealing to one's prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one's intellect or reason.
2. attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument.
basically my problem with your usage is this: attacks on ones character are not ad hominem when they are not used in lieu of a proper response to an argument... it's just mudslinging at that point

again as to hypocracy: about half the times in this thread (rounding down because I'm attempting to be neutral) you accuse woodruff of ad hominem (not a few times incorrectly) you then deride his character instead of countering his claim: the very definition of ad hominem

lastly
Funkyterrance wrote:
Woodruff wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:For the record, I've never heard Woodruff admit he was wrong. If cornered, he resorts to either redirecting the conversation or lashing out.


Eat it, bitch (this isn't even close to an exhaustive search):
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=128387&p=2815913&hilit=mistake#p2815913
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=88440&p=2056340&hilit=mistake#p2056340
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=174761&p=3820159&hilit=mistake#p3820159
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=174431&p=3812408&hilit=mistake#p3812408
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=177416&p=3908986&hilit=mistake#p3908986
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=634&t=82967&p=1969467&hilit=mistake#p1969467
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=121462&p=2678383&hilit=mistake#p2678383
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=114367&p=2545658&hilit=mistake#p2545658
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=114332&p=2539502&hilit=mistake#p2539502
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=108610&p=2518471&hilit=mistake#p2518471
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=495&t=89466&p=2071208&hilit=mistake#p2071208
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=82952&p=1982737&hilit=mistaken#p1982737
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=116246&p=2570874&hilit=mistake#p2570874


Why woodruff, I should wash your filthy mouth out with soap!

To be accurate the links provided seem to be examples of you admitting to making mistakes, not being wrong. Being one who delights in arguing semantics you should be able to appreciate this distinction. Looks like its you who gets to "eat it" this time. O:)

Show me some examples of you admitting that you were seeing an issue solely from your own side, talking out of your ass and were proven wrong, end of discussion. If you can do this,you may find me admitting to being wrong about you. Until then, I stand by my judgement.

this isn't semantics, it's sophistry... he specifically went out of his way to prove he was mistaken... I challenge you to do the same


I realize that attempting to use mainly logic in my discussions leaves me quite vulnerable. I consider my Ad Hominem attacks at woodruff to be of a milder nature, if Ad Hominem at all, in that I am simply trying to discredit his methods, not his person. If he would play but the "rules" I would have no reason to even enter that realm. I consider these retorts of mine more "asides" than actual parts of the argument but perhaps its not viewed this way by all involved?
As far as those who seem gleeful at the fact that it may have looked like I outright contradicted myself or was misusing a term well, there is a reason I don't take the time to respond to their posts as much as I do to ones such as this. They simply are not sporting enough. I delight in the fact that you, faded, have the ability to throw me a curve. There was a time where these forums had several people could have that affect but sadly they have moved on.
You must know that I will not resort to Ad hominem attacks if you don't go down that road first. And if I do, call me out on it and I'll apologize.
As far as Woodruff's idea of the meaning of the word "wrong" not being a question of semantics I am still baffled. I may have used sophistry to get to the bottom of things but only as a tool for redirection, nothing more. I wasn't about to go off on a tangent about it.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:57 pm

fadedpsychosis wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:
Haggis_McMutton wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Ad Hominem


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If you had actually thought of it yourself it would have maybe been clever. A "me too" vote doesn't get you any more credibility Haggis. ;)

now THAT is ad hominem, good job! =D>


Damn straight. He's not even arguing anything though, so can it even be Ad Hominem? Trolling a troll is a whole different ball game.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Woodruff on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:08 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:
fadedpsychosis wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:I hate to mar the serenity of that last post but can we please lock this thread right here and witness "the perfect ending"? I will gladly delete this post if my wish is granted.

ah, if only I could do that in real life, freeze time before I stick my foot in my mouth... alas, for I was seemingly born with foot-in-mouth disease...

aaanyway, I'm not quite sure how my name got drug into this but ok, I'm game
for starters: funky, you're being a little too broad with the term 'ad hominem'.
from dictionary.com
1. appealing to one's prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one's intellect or reason.
2. attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument.
basically my problem with your usage is this: attacks on ones character are not ad hominem when they are not used in lieu of a proper response to an argument... it's just mudslinging at that point

again as to hypocracy: about half the times in this thread (rounding down because I'm attempting to be neutral) you accuse woodruff of ad hominem (not a few times incorrectly) you then deride his character instead of countering his claim: the very definition of ad hominem

lastly
Funkyterrance wrote:
Woodruff wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:For the record, I've never heard Woodruff admit he was wrong. If cornered, he resorts to either redirecting the conversation or lashing out.


Eat it, bitch (this isn't even close to an exhaustive search):
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=128387&p=2815913&hilit=mistake#p2815913
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=88440&p=2056340&hilit=mistake#p2056340
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=174761&p=3820159&hilit=mistake#p3820159
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=174431&p=3812408&hilit=mistake#p3812408
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=177416&p=3908986&hilit=mistake#p3908986
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=634&t=82967&p=1969467&hilit=mistake#p1969467
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=121462&p=2678383&hilit=mistake#p2678383
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=114367&p=2545658&hilit=mistake#p2545658
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=114332&p=2539502&hilit=mistake#p2539502
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=108610&p=2518471&hilit=mistake#p2518471
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=495&t=89466&p=2071208&hilit=mistake#p2071208
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=82952&p=1982737&hilit=mistaken#p1982737
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=116246&p=2570874&hilit=mistake#p2570874


Why woodruff, I should wash your filthy mouth out with soap!

To be accurate the links provided seem to be examples of you admitting to making mistakes, not being wrong. Being one who delights in arguing semantics you should be able to appreciate this distinction. Looks like its you who gets to "eat it" this time. O:)

Show me some examples of you admitting that you were seeing an issue solely from your own side, talking out of your ass and were proven wrong, end of discussion. If you can do this,you may find me admitting to being wrong about you. Until then, I stand by my judgement.


this isn't semantics, it's sophistry... he specifically went out of his way to prove he was mistaken... I challenge you to do the same


I realize that attempting to use mainly logic in my discussions leaves me quite vulnerable. I consider my Ad Hominem attacks at woodruff to be of a milder nature, if Ad Hominem at all, in that I am simply trying to discredit his methods, not his person. If he would play but the "rules" I would have no reason to even enter that realm. I consider these retorts of mine more "asides" than actual parts of the argument but perhaps its not viewed this way by all involved?
As far as those who seem gleeful at the fact that it may have looked like I outright contradicted myself or was misusing a term well, there is a reason I don't take the time to respond to their posts as much as I do to ones such as this. They simply are not sporting enough. I delight in the fact that you, faded, have the ability to throw me a curve. There was a time where these forums had several people could have that affect but sadly they have moved on.
You must know that I will not resort to Ad hominem attacks if you don't go down that road first. And if I do, call me out on it and I'll apologize.
As far as Woodruff's idea of the meaning of the word "wrong" not being a question of semantics I am still baffled. I may have used sophistry to get to the bottom of things but only as a tool for redirection, nothing more. I wasn't about to go off on a tangent about it.


Interesting how you responded to fadedpsychosis' post with "much ado about nothing" while avoiding his challenge.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:15 pm

Woodruff wrote:
Interesting how you responded to fadedpsychosis' post with "much ado about nothing" while avoiding his challenge.


I don't have them on file, woodruff, but I'll work on it. These things take time. I'm sorry if you viewed my post as "much ado about nothing", it was meant to be viewed as a clarification of sorts.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:10 pm

I am also going to take this opportunity to say that I was wrong for not giving credit to woodruff for listing all the incidences where he was mistaken. I am sure this took a good amount of time and effort and it was rude of me to discount the fact that he was legitimately making an effort to provide actual proof to support his position.
Otherwise, I would still like to delve further into the subject with the latest objections.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby MeDeFe on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:21 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:
Haggis_McMutton wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Ad Hominem


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If you had actually thought of it yourself it would have maybe been clever. A "me too" vote doesn't get you any more credibility Haggis. ;)


Three people telling you that you might want to consider whether you've fully grasped the concept of "ad hominem" should get you thinking, though. Just as a suggestion...
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Phatscotty on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:38 pm

This really should have cleared it up....

ad hominem (also called personal abuse or personal attacks) usually involves insulting or belittling one's opponents in order to attack their claims or invalidate their arguments, but can also involve pointing out character flaws or actions that are irrelevant to the opponent's argument. This is logically fallacious because it relates to the opponent's personal character, which has nothing to do with the logical merit of the opponent's argument
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:01 pm

Phatscotty wrote:This really should have cleared it up....

ad hominem (also called personal abuse or personal attacks) usually involves insulting or belittling one's opponents in order to attack their claims or invalidate their arguments, but can also involve pointing out character flaws or actions that are irrelevant to the opponent's argument. This is logically fallacious because it relates to the opponent's personal character, which has nothing to do with the logical merit of the opponent's argument


Thank you, Scotty. This is at the core of the issue.

MeDeFe wrote:Three people telling you that you might want to consider whether you've fully grasped the concept of "ad hominem" should get you thinking, though. Just as a suggestion...


Yes but I don't consider "me too" votes/trolls. I think I am owed an actual explanation to the accusation by all of those claiming it. Haggis's arguments don't hold water as it stands. Faded's comment did get me thinking, hence my latest responses.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby fadedpsychosis on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:04 pm

(deleting the requote of myself because let's face it, there's enough of me talking on here)
Funkyterrance wrote: I realize that attempting to use mainly logic in my discussions leaves me quite vulnerable. I consider my Ad Hominem attacks at woodruff to be of a milder nature, if Ad Hominem at all, in that I am simply trying to discredit his methods, not his person. If he would play but the "rules" I would have no reason to even enter that realm. I consider these retorts of mine more "asides" than actual parts of the argument but perhaps its not viewed this way by all involved?

I don't mind logic at all, and in fact encourage it; it's faulty logic (the most common in this forum obviously being that which it is named for) that I dislike. As for snide asides and character attacks... I've used such myself obviously when the mood suited me, but if you try to keep them from interfering with the point of the discussion I will try to do the same (keep in mind, I'll still take pot shots if they're called for, and I expect you'll do the same)

Funkyterrance wrote:As far as those who seem gleeful at the fact that it may have looked like I outright contradicted myself or was misusing a term well, there is a reason I don't take the time to respond to their posts as much as I do to ones such as this. They simply are not sporting enough. I delight in the fact that you, faded, have the ability to throw me a curve. There was a time where these forums had several people could have that affect but sadly they have moved on.

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Funkyterrance wrote:You must know that I will not resort to Ad hominem attacks if you don't go down that road first. And if I do, call me out on it and I'll apologize.

I shall endeavor to keep my attacks on your person separate from the discussion at hand (see above).

Funkyterrance wrote:As far as Woodruff's idea of the meaning of the word "wrong" not being a question of semantics I am still baffled. I may have used sophistry to get to the bottom of things but only as a tool for redirection, nothing more. I wasn't about to go off on a tangent about it.

the involuted circles of your discussion with woodruff have started making my eyes cross quite frankly, so I'm just going to leave this one alone now... I've enough complications in my life without sorting out who-said-what-meaning-what-to-who especially since I almost need a spreadsheet to keep track of it anymore
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Phatscotty on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:34 pm

both of you guys are going to do just fine...
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Phatscotty on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:47 pm

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whenever you get around to it Symm...you have some admitting to do. He was not fired.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby jonesthecurl on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:58 pm

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fadedpsychosis wrote:this isn't semantics, it's sophistry... he specifically went out of his way to prove he was mistaken... I challenge you to do the same


Let me get this right....He went out of his way to prove that he was wrong, in order to show that funky was wrong about him never admitting to be wrong ...................................................................It's too early in the day for this kind of shit!


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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby notyou2 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:33 pm

jonesthecurl wrote:
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fadedpsychosis wrote:this isn't semantics, it's sophistry... he specifically went out of his way to prove he was mistaken... I challenge you to do the same


Let me get this right....He went out of his way to prove that he was wrong, in order to show that funky was wrong about him never admitting to be wrong ...................................................................It's too early in the day for this kind of shit!


No it's not.


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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby / on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:40 pm

jonesthecurl wrote:On matters of opinion, of course, I am never wrong. Only on matters of fact from time to time.

I suppose opinions are subjective enough that one may never be wrong. I feel that my own opinions are sometimes wrong though, just today I admitted to being wrong about olives not being tasty on pizzas.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:19 pm

/ wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:On matters of opinion, of course, I am never wrong. Only on matters of fact from time to time.

I suppose opinions are subjective enough that one may never be wrong. I feel that my own opinions are sometimes wrong though, just today I admitted to being wrong about olives not being tasty on pizzas.


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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:41 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:
Haggis_McMutton wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Ad Hominem


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If you had actually thought of it yourself it would have maybe been clever. A "me too" vote doesn't get you any more credibility Haggis. ;)


I thought we already established that I only skim discussions you're part off.

Anyway, I guess someone already pointed out to you that ad hominem is not the same as name calling?
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Funkyterrance on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:48 pm

Haggis_McMutton wrote:Anyway, I guess someone already pointed out to you that ad hominem is not the same as name calling?


It can be, depends on the name.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby jonesthecurl on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:08 pm

notyou2 wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:
Gillipig wrote:
fadedpsychosis wrote:this isn't semantics, it's sophistry... he specifically went out of his way to prove he was mistaken... I challenge you to do the same


Let me get this right....He went out of his way to prove that he was wrong, in order to show that funky was wrong about him never admitting to be wrong ...................................................................It's too early in the day for this kind of shit!


No it's not.


Prove it.


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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby fadedpsychosis on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:15 pm

jonesthecurl wrote:
notyou2 wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:
Gillipig wrote:
fadedpsychosis wrote:this isn't semantics, it's sophistry... he specifically went out of his way to prove he was mistaken... I challenge you to do the same


Let me get this right....He went out of his way to prove that he was wrong, in order to show that funky was wrong about him never admitting to be wrong ...................................................................It's too early in the day for this kind of shit!


No it's not.


Prove it.


[points at clock].

ah, but I guarantee my clock says it's much later than your clock... therefore time in this case is subjective
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Funkyterrance on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:20 pm

fadedpsychosis wrote:ah, but I guarantee my clock says it's much later than your clock... therefore time in this case is subjective


Not only subjective but irrelevant.
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby fadedpsychosis on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:24 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:
fadedpsychosis wrote:ah, but I guarantee my clock says it's much later than your clock... therefore time in this case is subjective


Not only subjective but irrelevant.

hey hey, one fallacy at a time
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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby Gillipig on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:21 pm

fadedpsychosis wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:
notyou2 wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:
Gillipig wrote:
fadedpsychosis wrote:this isn't semantics, it's sophistry... he specifically went out of his way to prove he was mistaken... I challenge you to do the same


Let me get this right....He went out of his way to prove that he was wrong, in order to show that funky was wrong about him never admitting to be wrong ...................................................................It's too early in the day for this kind of shit!


No it's not.


Prove it.


[points at clock].

ah, but I guarantee my clock says it's much later than your clock... therefore time in this case is subjective

Subjective the subject is!

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Re: When do you admit to being wrong?

Postby notyou2 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:32 pm

jonesthecurl wrote:
notyou2 wrote:
jonesthecurl wrote:
Gillipig wrote:
fadedpsychosis wrote:this isn't semantics, it's sophistry... he specifically went out of his way to prove he was mistaken... I challenge you to do the same


Let me get this right....He went out of his way to prove that he was wrong, in order to show that funky was wrong about him never admitting to be wrong ...................................................................It's too early in the day for this kind of shit!


No it's not.


Prove it.


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