OpinionIt is possible for someone to be TOO rational.
      – Lee J Haywood, 2008-09-03 at 20:01:16   (27 comments)

On 2008-09-03 at 20:07:44, Patofeo wrote...
not possible
On 2008-09-03 at 20:08:51, BorgClown wrote...
@Patofeo: Of course it is. If you tell me that UFOs are clandestine extraterrestrial visitors, but there is no proof or lack of proof of it, a purely rational posture would be to defer judgment. A practical one is to dismiss the issue as false.
On 2008-09-03 at 20:10:03, BorgClown wrote...
In other words, a 100% rational person would be agnostic of unfalsifiable claims, but a practical one knows when to stop overanalyzing.
On 2008-09-03 at 20:12:06, Patofeo wrote...
precisely BC. There is being rational, and then there are degrees below, but never too rational
On 2008-09-03 at 20:14:17, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
Generally, people don't appreciate it when you are supposed to be consoling them and you spout facts at them instead.
On 2008-09-03 at 20:17:31, BorgClown wrote...
@Patofeo: Reason junkie =P
On 2008-09-03 at 20:20:23, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@Scarletxstarlet: That's just a question of tact, not rationality. Many people seem to think that being honest often means being untactful, but it just isn't so.
On 2008-09-03 at 20:20:30, Patofeo wrote...
@BorgClown: I CAN handle the truth!
On 2008-09-03 at 20:21:01, Patofeo wrote...
@BorgClown: (I think...)
On 2008-09-03 at 20:30:46, BorgClown wrote...
@Patofeo: I'm trying to think of a scenario where reason is harmful. But every example I can think of can be countered out by reason. I guess too rational people are being irrational to begin with. Fortunately here we can change our voting.
On 2008-09-03 at 20:31:26, BorgClown wrote...
BTW, what is your avatar doing? Riding one of your nanotubes?
On 2008-09-03 at 20:35:25, Patofeo wrote...
@BorgClown: hehe, I lead an extreme life: my diet consist of Doritos and Mountain Dew. And of course...I ride the gun ;)
On 2008-09-03 at 20:36:33, Patofeo wrote...
@BorgClown: in reality, i was over in Malta for a week and saw the opportunity for a clown picture
On 2008-09-03 at 20:36:59, Wonkobox wrote...
ive heard you ride the gun all night long.
On 2008-09-03 at 20:40:09, Patofeo wrote...
@Wonkobox: rumors! I deny everything! On a side note, we have a vertical gun at Ames that fires projectiles up to 7km/s
On 2008-09-03 at 20:41:41, BorgClown wrote...
Wow, fire me with that gun and I'd be with my parents in 42 seconds!
On 2008-09-03 at 20:41:56, Patofeo wrote...
http://www.cosis.net/abstracts/COSPAR04/02416/COSPAR04-A-02416.pdf
On 2008-09-03 at 20:42:05, BorgClown wrote...
42 seconds... Coincidence?
On 2008-09-03 at 20:43:33, Wonkobox wrote...
@Patofeo: you can have all these planets except europa. ATTEMPT NO LANDING.
On 2008-09-03 at 20:46:26, Patofeo wrote...
@Wonkobox: why not Europa?
On 2008-09-03 at 20:48:17, Wonkobox wrote...
@Patofeo: the aliens that live there dont want us mucking about in their business. have you not seen the movie '2010'?
On 2008-09-03 at 20:48:28, BorgClown wrote...
SciFi FAIL
On 2008-09-03 at 20:50:09, Wonkobox wrote...
@BorgClown: no, YOU fail
On 2008-09-03 at 20:53:45, BorgClown wrote...
No, Pafo FAILs. But now, you too FAIL. And I always FAIL at FAILING.
On 2008-09-03 at 20:54:55, Patofeo wrote...
@BorgClown: say...did you mention you'd like to be fired from my gun ;)
On 2008-09-03 at 21:00:54, BorgClown wrote...
I guess my FAIL at FAILING just multiplied the FAIL. Dang!
On 2008-09-03 at 21:11:14, Patofeo wrote...
@BorgClown: the end result defies reason. Don't fight it, just deal with it! ;)