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03-24-2013, 04:54 AM   #11
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Re: There is no hope for the human race

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 Originally Posted by setishock Two Teen Boys Arrested in Georgia Baby Shooting Death - ABC News
Welcome to reality setishock, Mankind can be really cruel & evil.....always has & always will be.
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 03-24-2013, 08:12 AM #12 Fully Optimized     Join Date: Mar 2011 Location: USA Posts: 2,099 Re: There is no hope for the human race Yes, some individuals in this world can be very cruel indeed. This guy was one I particularly disliked: Lawrence Singleton, despised rapist, dies / He chopped off teenager's arms in 1978 - SFGate __________________ __________________
03-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #13
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Re: There is no hope for the human race

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 Originally Posted by setishock I did rather well in logic and flow charting. ...
I wasn't talking about Logic and flow charting, I was referring to a class on Logic where you learn to discern which arguments are valid or not. For instance, your argument would break down to something like this:

Individuals A & B committed a horrific crime.
A & B are members of the human race.
Therefore, all members of the human race are horrific.

Based on the first 2 arguments (assuming that they are true), is the 3rd statement true?

When broken down to this format, it becomes clear that your argument is invalid.

(Dang. My head hurts from recalling that stuff I learned in Logic class in college 35+ years ago!)
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 03-24-2013, 08:35 AM #14 Fully Optimized     Join Date: Jan 2012 Location: USA Posts: 1,853 Re: There is no hope for the human race It's hard to have faith in the human race when only shocking acts of violence make the news. We almost never hear about the guy who saved someone from getting hit by a car or the woman who rescued somoene from a burning building. why? Because acts of heroism and kindness don't sell newspapers. __________________ FX-8350 @ 4.7 cooled by H80, 32GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133, Asus Sabertooth 990FX, 2x Radeon HD 7850 2GB in X-fire, 500GB Samsung 850 Evo, 4TB Seagate, 3TB WD Black, 2x 1TB WD RED in RAID 0
 03-24-2013, 11:11 AM #15 Beta Member   Join Date: Mar 2013 Location: USA or Canada Posts: 4 Re: There is no hope for the human race Earlier this century, I found the author Barbara Tuchman and started reading her histories, and they soothed my beliefs that we're heading to hell in a handbasket. The world HAS been in more difficult straits, her works convinced me. A DISTANT MIRROR is a great one - a long history of Europe in the 13th and 14th Centuries, full of marauding gangs, the beginning of unionized labor vs serfdom, the Brits owned the Atlantic Coast of France for a while longer, and the era of the Two Popes. Or if you think our world politics only recently suck, check out her much shorter history, A PROUD TOWER, discussing the populist movements and a handful of important personalities from 1870 to 1914. I only thought we had it bad NOW. __________________
03-25-2013, 01:05 PM   #16
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Re: There is no hope for the human race

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 Originally Posted by setishock ...Granted there're are acts of bravery and kindness every day around the world. Hero's abound. And you're right, those don't make the 6 o'clock news. It's the darker side of man that gets attention.

there is nothing new there!!
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 03-26-2013, 06:43 PM #17 BSOD   Join Date: Feb 2013 Location: Parallel Universe Posts: 313 Re: There is no hope for the human race Horrible just horrible. My jaw dropped when i read that story, that is really sad. I hope those teens get their just desserts __________________ __________________