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17th May '18 4:37:02 AM Kalaong
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One increasingly common rebuttal is DontAskJustRun: as most of one's friends -- on account of ''being alive'' -- can likely be considered both relatively sane and afraid of heights... why would they be jumping off a bridge unless they noticed something was very, very wrong with said bridge?

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One increasingly common rebuttal is DontAskJustRun: as most of one's friends -- on account of ''being alive'' -- can likely be considered both relatively sane and afraid of heights... why would what is more likely: that they be jumping off a bridge unless all went suicidaly insane at the exact same time, or they all noticed something was very, very wrong with said bridge?
the bridge is on fire/about to collapse/explode?
17th May '18 4:35:27 AM Kalaong
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* A young ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} very effectively responds to this argument after his mother will not allow him to go to the skate park with his friends. "Well, that would depend on many factors, including height, training, and equipment. But if 100% of the people enjoyed it, as in my skateboard example, then I would conclude it was safe. A better question might have been 'If everyone else wore clothes, would you do that?'"

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* A young ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} very effectively responds [[http://dilbert.com/strip/1999-11-21 responds]] to this argument after his mother will not allow him to go to the skate park with his friends. "Well, that would depend on many factors, including height, training, and equipment. But if 100% of the people enjoyed it, as in my skateboard example, then I would conclude it was safe. A better question might have been 'If everyone else wore clothes, would you do that?'"
17th May '18 4:32:06 AM Kalaong
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One increasingly common rebuttal is DontAskJustRun: as most of one's friends -- on account of ''being alive'' -- can likely be considered both relatively sane and afraid of heights... why would they be jumping off a bridge unless they noticed something was very, very wrong with said bridge?
17th May '18 4:28:00 AM Kalaong
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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/1170/ #1170]]: Countered by assessing the hypothetical situation more realistically than intended and saying that the most likely explanation would be that the bridge was on fire, rather than that a group of otherwise rational people all went suicidally insane at once.

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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/1170/ #1170]]: Countered by assessing #1170]] counters the hypothetical situation more realistically than intended with DontAskJustRun;
-->"Which scenario is more likely: every single person I know, many of them levelheaded
and saying that afraid of heights, abruptly went crazy at exactly the most likely explanation would be that same time... or the bridge was is on fire, rather than that a group of otherwise rational people all went suicidally insane at once.fire?"
6th May '18 9:31:10 AM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/1170/ #1170]]: Countered by assessing the hypothetical situation more realistically than intended and saying that the most likely explanation would be that the bridge was on fire.

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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/1170/ #1170]]: Countered by assessing the hypothetical situation more realistically than intended and saying that the most likely explanation would be that the bridge was on fire.fire, rather than that a group of otherwise rational people all went suicidally insane at once.
8th Apr '18 5:35:30 PM Ninamarie124
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3rd Apr '18 6:39:45 PM Vir
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* From the WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb episode, "Excaliferb" during a LeapOfFaith moment:

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* From the WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb episode, "Excaliferb" ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Excaliferb!" during a LeapOfFaith moment:
3rd Mar '18 5:38:21 PM Maxiboy136
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* ''Film/In The Loop'' provides this exchange in the wake of a problematic radio interview.

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* ''Film/In The Loop'' ''Film/InTheLoop'' provides this exchange in the wake of a problematic radio interview.
3rd Mar '18 5:37:57 PM Maxiboy136
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* ''Film/In The Loop'' provides this exchange in the wake of a problematic radio interview.
-->'''Simon:''' Come on, Malcolm, he asked me for a personal opinion.
-->'''Malcolm:''' Well why didn't you say? I mean he asked you. Fuck, of course, that explains it. See if he'd asked you fuckin' black up, or to give him your PIN number, or to shit yourself, would you have done that as well?
-->'''Simon:''' I would have blacked up because it was radio and no one would have known.
15th Feb '18 6:06:10 PM Vir
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-->'''Lula:''' So if everyone had the plague you want it too?\\

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-->'''Lula:''' So if everyone had the plague you plague, you'd want it too?\\
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