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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    I like to play devils advocate alot so yeah, i'll purposely act ignorant at times.
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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Of course not, I'm only ignorant of things I don't know about!
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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Willful ignorance is sometimes known as sucker bait. Create a little suction and see what can be drawn in, like crap draws flies.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Sorry I don't understand the question....

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Yup, you don't need to know much when you've made your decision before the question comes up. You've solved all your problems and don't need to think any more. Cool.
    Yup. Once an approach to a problem has been proven not to work, I don't waste any more time trying it over and over again while hoping for a different result. It's called "learning from experience."
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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Be honest. Have you ever been willfully ignorant in a political debate, here or elsewhere? If so, why? Did you think it was necessary to get your point across? Did you think the person you were debating was introducing information that was irrelevant to the discussion? Did you have a personal attachment to topic that you felt was threatened by the information you were ignoring?

    In addition, when you realize someone else is being willfully ignorant, how do you respond?
    Does your definition of "willfully ignorant" essentially mean "playing dumb?"
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Sorry I don't understand the question....
    Well played sir!
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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    To be ignorant is to lack knowledge, information, or awareness.

    I don't believe any political parties champion those three aspects.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    When you realize someone else is being willfully ignorant, how do you respond?
    I call them on it and I leave the discussion. If someone is not debating honestly, there is no point in continuing the debate.
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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Yup. Once an approach to a problem has been proven not to work, I don't waste any more time trying it over and over again while hoping for a different result. It's called "learning from experience."
    If the problem is actually identical. Often problems that are thought to be identical, because they share several high level issues, but they are not in detail; then a solution that worked before may not work in the new application or vice versa.
    Here is one from engineering: Standard solution "Work with convention when cooling an electronics rack with fans, i.e. blow from bottom to top." Wrong! If a piece of printer paper falls to the floor and slides over to my cabinet design it gets sucked up blocking the air intake, cooling failure. But some people would just say its the papers fault.
    Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 03-10-12 at 04:39 PM.

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