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19th Jan '18 2:42:53 PM CosmicFerret
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* People who follow the Young Earth movement--that is, who believe that God literally created the world in a week and the planet is only 6000 years old based on Biblical evidence--tend to consider all evidence to the contrary (such as fossils and artifacts carbon-dated to more than 6000 years old) as having been placed there either by God or the Devil (depending on who you ask) to "test their faith".
18th Jan '18 2:24:47 AM jormis29
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** The UK versions of the ads are even worse. The Mac and PC are played by Robert Webb and Creator/DavidMitchell, respectively. They play basically the same characters as they do in ''Series/PeepShow'', where Webb's character is stupid, lazy, and unreliable, and Mitchell is hard-working and [[TheComicallySerious serious-to-a-fault]]. Which qualities would you rather have in your computer?

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** The UK versions of the ads are even worse. The Mac and PC are played by Robert Webb Creator/RobertWebb and Creator/DavidMitchell, Creator/{{David Mitchell|Actor}}, respectively. They play basically the same characters as they do in ''Series/PeepShow'', where Webb's character is stupid, lazy, and unreliable, and Mitchell is hard-working and [[TheComicallySerious serious-to-a-fault]]. Which qualities would you rather have in your computer?
16th Jan '18 7:35:06 AM Rytex
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** It happened again a few videos later, with the same woman coming in and searching for "Climate change ins't real." Google responds with a massive pile of letters and the retort "Climate change ''is'' real." The woman then adopted the same smarmy tone and said (while making AirQuotes) "'Climate change' isn't real," narrowing it down once again to a single entry, which she snatched and swaggered out.
7th Jan '18 1:31:46 PM CosmicFerret
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* Those Mac vs. PC ads that depend entirely on AdHominem and misconceptions to sell their points to the audience, which in most cases either already agrees, disagrees and is already aware of what is untrue about the ads, [[UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} Took A Third Option]], or is very easily DistractedByTheShiny, which admittedly usually tends to work in Apple's favor.

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* Those [[Advertising/GetAMac Mac vs. PC ads ads]] that depend entirely on AdHominem and misconceptions to sell their points to the audience, which in most cases either already agrees, disagrees and is already aware of what is untrue about the ads, [[UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} Took A Third Option]], or is very easily DistractedByTheShiny, which admittedly usually tends to work in Apple's favor.
26th Nov '17 11:16:25 AM CheeseDogX
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** At the beginning his set during one of his tours, he said (paraphrasing): "You are all here to listen to a bitter old man rant and rave for an hour, and that's very sad." Naturally, the audience roared with applause at this.
14th Nov '17 8:37:07 PM HighCrate
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* This effect is why some people are genuinely shocked when their candidate loses, they've only been consuming sources that argue that the candidate they prefer will win.
14th Nov '17 8:35:43 PM Caps-luna
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* This effect is why some people are genuinely shocked when their candidate loses, they've only been consuming sources that argue that the candidate they prefer will win.
22nd Oct '17 12:32:45 AM DustSnitch
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* InUniverse, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' has Saint-Doctor Thomas Aquinas warn Dante against believing that he sees the world as God as perfectly as God, for his perception passes on truth "like an artist who knows his craft but has a hand that trembles." If he fails to recognize the faults of his opinions, Dante will fall into the ranks of idiot philosophers and heretics, since "affection for one’s own opinion binds, confines the mind."
21st Sep '17 6:37:19 AM HighCrate
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** On a more general note, this is why a lot of people are shocked when their preferred candidate loses. For example when Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, people rioted and came up with many conspiracy theories to explain the loss. After all, the news they were listening to told them that Clinton was a shoe in and all those articles that popped saying it would be a close election were just alarmist click-bate.

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** On a more general note, this is why a lot of people are shocked when their preferred candidate loses. For example when Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, people rioted and came up with many conspiracy theories to explain the loss. After all, the news they were listening to told them that Clinton was a shoe in and all those articles that popped saying it would be a close election were just alarmist click-bate.
20th Sep '17 10:11:03 PM Caps-luna
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* On a more general note, this is why a lot of people are shocked when their preferred candidate loses. For example when Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, people rioted and came up with many conspiracy theories to explain the loss. After all, the news they were listening to told them that Clinton was a shoe in and all those articles that popped saying it would be a close election were just alarmist click-bate.

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* ** On a more general note, this is why a lot of people are shocked when their preferred candidate loses. For example when Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, people rioted and came up with many conspiracy theories to explain the loss. After all, the news they were listening to told them that Clinton was a shoe in and all those articles that popped saying it would be a close election were just alarmist click-bate.
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