Originally Posted by SolipsismX
1) You didn't state a negative that can't possibly be proven so why you think the burden of proof is therefore up to anyone else but you makes no sense because you've yet to prove yourself right.
2) Logic works here just as it works everywhere else. In fact, I'd say that the quality of the posts here lend to more citations, more proof, and better arguments all around compared to most tech forums. Every try having a discussion on MR?
First of all, negatives can be proven. It is done all the time. Only certain classes of negatives cannot be proven either easily or at all. Wish people here would stop implying it cannot be done in general and then using it to turn everything into a heuristic argument.
Second, if we were at a party and I described something that I remembered, someone would disagree only if they know it to be wrong. If they know it to be wrong, they usually know why. People here challenge each other just for the sake here, as if there is a prize for catching someone wrong. Maybe there is something wrong with me, but my psyche needs no such edification. If someone wants to prove me wrong, go ahead. I am sure they can, once in a while. But that doesn't bother me in the least.
I fail to understand how quality of any discussion lends to more citations. Sorry, I don't understand what that means because I don't believe AI is being cited that much.
The $12000 figure was added by someone else after I made my point (i.e. I wasn't contradicting anyone).
Finally, I don't know what MR is but I am guessing it's another forum.
p.s. I get it - MR is MacRumors. Not a participant there and one place is enough for me. Got a job and family :)
Edited by stelligent - 2/20/13 at 4:57pm