Wow! Was I ever wrong!
I saw a thread about Dave Tate and bulking:
Intrigued I took a look and read something that I was impelled to post a response to. Basically I saw a glaring flaw of reasoning and tried to post a reply to discuss it.
Baaaad idea! I was mistakenly thinking that a public forum would be used by people who enjoy debating points as an exercise to further each person’s understanding of their beliefs. Talk about naive!
There was a couple of people that responded with good posts, they had an argument consisting of one or more premises and a conclusion that made me think. The rest were clear examples of people posting, without a clue of what they were responding to. I also got some PMs of support with a theme suggesting that this isn’t the place for intelligent discussion.
Why post people? What is the reason to post anything?
When we are on a forum, all we have are opinions and ideas. We have nothing else! Take a look at your screen, what do you see? Words right! We don’t see proof of any claim, we don’t see a person, we see only words.
A few posters responded that anyone who was smaller than they had no business posting. First, that is just silly, if that were the case, there would be no need for a forum. All that would be needed is a hierarchy of size listed and a rule of moderation not allowing anyone to ask a question to anyone who wasn’t bigger than they, or make a post unless they were the biggest poster there.
Isn’t Stan more developed than Thibs by the way? Food for thought. Second, we cannot verify anyone’s claims. Period. Everyone is 7’8" weighing 440 pounds ripped. I think having the ability to post stats in our profiles is more problem than solution.
All that we really have is reasoning a priori. What would happen if we all simply read a post and evaluated the message? We’d spend a lot more time learning, that is what. Some ideas would suck, some would be great, most would be in between, but we’d all get ahead faster with cooperation, that is for shit sure.
Those who have been there would be challenged to explain their ideas; this greatly benefits them. It also benefits the less experienced. Those with less experience may ask a novel question that makes us all think in new ways. BAMM! breakthrough for all of us.
If we continue to do nothing but have pissing contests, it is all of us who lose.
What is this great forum of ours for?