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    Is this smart or stupid?

    Are you smart or dumb if you achieve something that is dumb & stupid with clever & smart methods?
    Lets say the "goal" is something completely stupid that only a moron would think about, but the "methods" for achieving it is enormously clever and smart..
    Is the person then dumb for failing to realize that the result is dumb or is he smart for actually achieving it in a smart and clever way?


    ONLY two options.Feel free to debate it as much as you want tho, but don't complain about the options, choose one of them.

    1. The main question is "Are you smart or stupid if you achieve something that is dumb & stupid with clever & smart methods".
    2. To make this a meaningful question you have to think of the "goal/achievement" as DEFINITELY stupid, to do this you can associate it with an experience or something you find stupid.
    3. You have to imagine a situation where the "final goal/achievement" is DEFINITELY stupid, but where the methods of achieving that goal is DEFINITELY smart and clever.
    4. You have to not think of an actual scenario, but a hypothetical scenario where 1&2&3 are definite factors, but where an "association" is optional to grasp the question asked in 1.
    5. You have to remember that the question doesn't refer to any specific case or actual scenario, but that it refers to a hypothetical and philosophical question.
    6. Then you can go ahead and answer the question.
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    Re: Is this smart or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Are you smart or dumb if you achieve something that is dumb & stupid with clever & smart methods?
    Lets say the "goal" is something completely stupid that only a moron would think about, but the "methods" for achieving it is enormously clever and smart..
    Is the person then dumb for failing to realize that the result is dumb or is he smart for actually achieving it in a smart and clever way?
    ONLY two options.Feel free to debate it as much as you want tho, but don't complain about the options, choose one of them.
    I think dumb is dumb no matter how it is achieved, but if something is dumb there probably isn't a clever way to achieve it. Also, who would want to judge the cleverness, not me.
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    Re: Is this smart or stupid?

    To answer the the title question....the latter.

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    Re: Is this smart or stupid?

    Feel free to use to "poll"..
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    Re: Is this smart or stupid?

    Smart. Everyone does stupid things, only a smart person can come up with something so profoundly intelligent to make doing stupid things easier.

    For example, the wright brothers were doing something incredibly stupid by taking to the air for the first time with a mechanical device. The odds of dying were astronomical. Hundreds of people died attempting this ludicrous dangerous and incredibly stupid thing before them.

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    Re: Is this smart or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Smart. Everyone does stupid things, only a smart person can come up with something so profoundly intelligent to make doing stupid things easier.

    For example, the wright brothers were doing something incredibly stupid by taking to the air for the first time with a mechanical device. The odds of dying were astronomical. Hundreds of people died attempting this ludicrous dangerous and incredibly stupid thing before them.

    Success = Genius.
    Results are the final judge. I agree.
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    Re: Is this smart or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Smart. Everyone does stupid things, only a smart person can come up with something so profoundly intelligent to make doing stupid things easier.

    For example, the wright brothers were doing something incredibly stupid by taking to the air for the first time with a mechanical device. The odds of dying were astronomical. Hundreds of people died attempting this ludicrous dangerous and incredibly stupid thing before them.

    Success = Genius.
    I don't agree.. The thought of flying was SMART(everyone at the time could imagine the enormous advantages it would have for the human race) which was why so many people was trying to fly.
    The thought of creating a nuclear Bomb for example was stupid but it took geniuses to actually do it.
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    Re: Is this smart or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I don't agree.. The thought of flying was SMART(everyone at the time could imagine the enormous advantages it would have for the human race) which was why so many people was trying to fly.
    The thought of creating a nuclear Bomb for example was stupid but it took geniuses to actually do it.
    Considering the threat at the time the A-bomb was put together it was a necessary evil.

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    Re: Is this smart or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Considering the threat at the time the A-bomb was put together it was a necessary evil.
    Sure it was, but the thought of putting together bomb that could blow up the whole world just to stop a war that was already about to be stopped was pretty damn stupid. Creating a bomb that can blow up and ruin the earth and its inhabitants at all is just a dumb idea, and putting this technology in the hands of the future and potential future Hitlers was just a dumb gamble.
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    Re: Is this smart or stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Sure it was, but the thought of putting together bomb that could blow up the whole world just to stop a war that was already about to be stopped was pretty damn stupid. Creating a bomb that can blow up and ruin the earth and its inhabitants at all is just a dumb idea, and putting this technology in the hands of the future and potential future Hitlers was just a dumb gamble.
    Would you rather someone else have that technology first? Someone would have invented it.
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