View Poll Results: Do you largely agree with Dr. Sowell

Voters
8. You may not vote on this poll
  • Libs: Yes, I agree

    0 0%
  • Libs: No, I don't agree

    0 0%
  • Republicans: Yes, I agree

    4 50.00%
  • Repubicans: No, I don't agree

    0 0%
  • Independents: Yes, I agree

    2 25.00%
  • Independents: No, I don't agree

    2 25.00%
  • Progressives/Moderates:Yes, I agree

    0 0%
  • Progressives/Moderates: No, I don't agree

    0 0%
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 56

Thread: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

  1. #41
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:20 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    14,419
    Blog Entries
    12

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    Dr. Sowell is arguably the most underrated writer of the past 100 years. If there was any justice in this world, he would have honorary doctorates from every prestigious university on the planet.

    I read everything this man writes. I will get this book a little later when the price drops on Amazon.
    Why he isn't a regular on major networks, even by phone is a mystery.

    Then again... not.

    He would make the libs look like complete and utter idjuts.

    Can't have that, can they?

    .
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

  2. #42
    Educator
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sacramento California
    Last Seen
    08-06-11 @ 02:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    706

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    An anti-intellectual intellectual? That'd be a silly, self-hating philosophy. Like Black conservatism. Reconciling labor and capital eh, doc? Good luck with that one.
    "We may have destroyed this country, but we got rich doing it!" --The GOP
    There is a special place in hell for those who care only about themselves.

  3. #43
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm not saying he isn't smart or well educated. I was saying that honorary doctorates are stupid and that people should have to work for them like the rest of us.
    I agree with that.
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

  4. #44
    Educating the Ignorant
    zimmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:20 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    14,419
    Blog Entries
    12

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I did, however, have a number of complaints about this interview:
    1. I didn't need that book waved in my face every 5 seconds, as if I was forgetting that I'm supposed to buy it
    2. I didn't need the show producer flashing the Twitter address at me, as if I was forgetting to be another cow and follow their account
    3. Most importantly, there's an awful lot Dr. Sowell didn't say, which is ironic seeing as how he functionally accused an awful lot of other people of leaving out salient details


    You will discover that he is, in fact, himself an intellectual. He kept everything vague and unfocused because to do otherwise would render him guilty of the very thing he is accusing others of doing.

    In other words, he wasted my time wagging a finger at intellectuals who step outside their fields of expertise, but couldn't get very specific because otherwise he would be . . . stepping outside his field of expertise.

    This video officially rates three putrid farts, two snotty tissues, and a wet dump in a pear tree.

    Blarg.
    WARNING: DECONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

    Oooooooooooooooooo.

    1. You admittedly watched only a small fraction and came to such conclusions?

    2. Try listening only. It's permitted. Nobody is forcing you to watch. Then you can do other things as you listen. Amazing huh?

    3. He does hit on many themes, and he is selling a book; if you can't afford it, you can read all about his positions for free online.

    4. Yes. He is an intellectual, but not cut from the Socialist cloth, like the masses of them infesting our halls of acedemia like roaches in a bad restaurant. Sowell actually admires America. Treasures her. Sees greatness in her. THAT is an enormous difference to the mass of his colleagues.

    5. He illustrated perfectly the fact these people went outside their circle of competence and the only way they got there is because of fame; where they have a modicum of competence and a lot of celebrity.


    Perhaps you show some maturity and tolerance and watch it all... then the following, and follow it up with some articles for more detail.

    But we know... anything that challenges the Lib's world view is quickly tuned out and shat upon... just as you have done with Dr. Sowell.

    FORA.tv - Thomas Sowell: The Housing Boom and Bust
    FORA.tv - Uncommon Knowledge: Thomas Sowell
    FORA.tv - Uncommon Knowledge: Thomas Sowell

    If you get this far a congratulations is in order, considering your admitted inability to stay with intellectual matters for more than a few minutes. Being the lib you are, you might want to rescind your farts (libs believe they add to global warming... as a lib you should be more sensitive to the planet), and take a pooper scooper to pick up your feces; trust a lib to defecate where their food comes from.

    .
    Last edited by zimmer; 01-19-10 at 02:42 PM.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

  5. #45
    Devourer of Poor Children
    DrunkenAsparagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    DC
    Last Seen
    01-20-16 @ 04:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    4,496

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Isn't the book called "Intellectuals and Society"? How's that not going into much sociology?
    He is an intellectual and has experience with that. Presumably he did quite a bit of research like any proper non-fiction author.
    "Doubleplusungood"

    George Orwell

  6. #46
    Devourer of Poor Children
    DrunkenAsparagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    DC
    Last Seen
    01-20-16 @ 04:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    4,496

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Actually, I am.

    But in seriousness, yes intellectuals aren't well versed in absolutely everything. But many demonstrate proper critical thinking skills necessary to think about a problem, research it, and to come up with practical solutions. I would much rather have the advice of an intellectual than some random drunk barfly without a high school diploma.
    To an extent, but there is a limit. Again, just look at the problems of central planning
    "Doubleplusungood"

    George Orwell

  7. #47
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    He is an intellectual and has experience with that. Presumably he did quite a bit of research like any proper non-fiction author.
    Regardless of the amount of research done, he's effectively committing the same fatal misstep he accuses other intellectuals of making.
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

  8. #48
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    He uses Chomsky as an example. A linguist (which is a social science) who is talking about politics and sociology (which are also social sciences) as though he's an expert in these fields when he's really just an expert linguist. Sowell apparently denounces Chomsky for this.

    Let's look at it thoroughly, though.

    Sowell is an economist (which is a social science) who is talking about politics and sociology (which are also social sciences) as though he's an expert in these fields when he's really just an expert economist. But apparently it's OK for Sowell to do this in Sowell's way of thinking.

    Regardless of whether or not people agree with Sowell, it's obviously hypocritical of him to take such a stance or to even write such a book.
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

  9. #49
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    To an extent, but there is a limit. Again, just look at the problems of central planning
    It's easy to get maybe a bunch of intellectuals whom are all theory and have no real way of relating things to reality. This is true. But on average, you're probably going to be better off with the advice of intellectuals. The solution is to consort with an experimental physicist. Everything we do has to be related back to the real world. Hehehe
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  10. #50
    Devourer of Poor Children
    DrunkenAsparagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    DC
    Last Seen
    01-20-16 @ 04:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    4,496

    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's easy to get maybe a bunch of intellectuals whom are all theory and have no real way of relating things to reality. This is true. But on average, you're probably going to be better off with the advice of intellectuals. The solution is to consort with an experimental physicist. Everything we do has to be related back to the real world. Hehehe
    And this is why intellectuals aren't bad, Sowell says as much, but he just says that they have a limit that he has seen crossed over and over again
    "Doubleplusungood"

    George Orwell

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •