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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Hey, I got one__Something that makes you do a double-take is most likely 'abnormal'__Other than a really hot dude.(straight)
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Hey, I got one__Something that makes you do a double-take is most likely 'abnormal'__Other than a really hot dude.(straight)
    Really attractive people would be abnormal using that definition (along with many other potential definitions). Why would you make an exception?

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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Isn't some of the problem the word normal? Which has conflicting connotations. People tend to use it to both express what is right or proper or natural and also simply what is the common experience.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    So let's say that homosexuality is "abnormal." And?

    Even if it is abnormal, that doesn't equal immoral. It's sad that people still believe that their sexual hang ups should be other people's code of ethics.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Really attractive people would be abnormal using that definition (along with many other potential definitions). Why would you make an exception?
    For the same reason you did__I think?

    Are you sure you got what I said?
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Isn't some of the problem the word normal? Which has conflicting connotations. People tend to use it to both express what is right or proper or natural and also simply what is the common experience.
    Normal is normal___Not like slick willy's infamous defense "that all depends on what is is".
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Normal is normal___Not like slick willy's infamous defense "that all depends on what is is".
    Normal is normal. No kidding, Sherlock. People like Empirica have no actual logic or facts to back their argument. This thread proves that fact.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Normal is normal___Not like slick willy's infamous defense "that all depends on what is is".
    Normal can mean both a sort of ideal and just an average. I could even go as far to say that it is quite normal to be fat and yet not normal to be fat, at the same time, by using the different connotations or meanings of the word normal. At least how it is frequently used.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Isn't some of the problem the word normal? Which has conflicting connotations. People tend to use it to both express what is right or proper or natural and also simply what is the common experience.
    The word isn't the problem, the way it is used in people's arguments is. When people use it as the basis for a moral argument, they are engaging in a logical fallacy.

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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    For the same reason you did__I think?
    I didn't make an exception.

    Are you sure you got what I said?
    Perhaps I didn't get it. Did you mean something other than "other than" when you used the term "other than"?

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