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m jayne # Posted on August 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

@siantastic, You are totally entitled to your opinion. (:

The basis for claiming it as ignorance is because it only holds any validity if you accept outside correlations as proof to back up your assumptions.

If you are in a relationship, regardless of what you call it, why should it matter if you are the only two people on earth, or if you are one couple out of trillions? Should you feel or not feel the same way about respect and how you treat them regardless of what other people are doing? Should it or should it not be important to communicate well with your partner regardless of if you are the only two people on earth, or if you are one couple out of trillions? Does it really actually matter what you happen to think other people who are -like you-, in some sense or another, are doing. . .or does it matter what you two are doing in your relationship?

The whole concept that we can treat assumptions as facts, or that actions based on assumptions are not a form of ignorance, seems totally flawed right down to its root (to me).

What I want to know is why you DONT think that it is the same as saying that Americans from the south tend to consume more water mellon than anyone else so therefore ALL and ANY southern Americans can be rightfully assumed to consume more water mellon than anyone else (even when looking at them as individuals) UNLESS they specifically make a point out of clearing their name.

I am not saying that you are saying EXCACTLY THAT or even that at all. What I am asking is why you dont think that is exactly what you are doing. . .I want to know how you see that whaty ou are saying is different than that sceanrio and why. But also, if you do actually think that you are doing the exact same thing, which you totally could, then why do you think that it isnt an invalid way of justifying something.

Why is it okay to treat assumptions based on correlations as truth and act on them as such?