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I have missed the old forums. They were closed a while back amidst 'controversy' which ended up really being the good Prof and a couple of helpers utterly misunderstanding t'internet forum culture and activism in general.

Anyway, the reason for the post is I have now found the replacement forum, setup by many of the old members and mods at and joined to browse the discussion.

Oh happy day.

Well. Except. My short term memory is pretty rubbish, I think my medium-term (?) memory is worse. Every thread. And I mean every thread has the same structure. I'm talking specifically about the philosophy forum here...

OP: I really wonder about the xxxx of yyyy.
P1: define xxxx
OP: xxxx is obviouslt zzzz, P1 is an idiot.
P2: yeah, but zzzz is aaaaa and your premise is faulty.
OP: ok, so if we accept that xxxx is really aaaaa, I still wonder about it being yyyyy
P3: yyyyy reminds me of this: [image of carrot/map relief/penis shaped like a carrot/map relief/penis]
OP: But what about my point and is xxxxx like yyyy or even aaaa
P1: did you read my post about xxxx?
P4: [spouting a concept from the thread he just read] but this is the qualia problem...
P1: define qualia

And so on, ad nauseum.

It was after maybe the 2nd or 3rd post that I read that I realised....


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