Is intellectualism anal retentive?

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  1. Biddlin

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    Prompted by a recent post in another thread.
     
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    Isaac Asimov:
    There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our P*******l and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge
     
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    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Silver Member

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    Far too few examples of intellectualism on this forum where it didn't eventually end up getting emotional to make a case.
     
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    If "anal retentive" is a euphemism for "insists on basing arguments in actual reality and known science rather than meth-fueled fever dreams", then yes, it is.

    And that's my total contribution to this topic, because otherwise the entire forum may shut down, not just the thread...
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    I dunno. What are we talking about?

    I like to keep things simple as possible. So, if intellectualism is being too wordy, then I start chasing squirrels in my mind.

    Again, what are we talking about?
     
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    Short answer? No, intellectualism is not anal retentive.
     
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    I hope he’s NOT talking about Fearless Leader.
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    So, I dont see anuses mentioned here. Definitions from Oxford Languages
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    in·tel·lec·tu·al·ism
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    noun
    1. the exercise of the intellect at the expense of the emotions.
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        the theory that knowledge is wholly or mainly derived from pure reason; rationalism.
     
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    Intellectualism is not Anal Retentive at all. Though, several intellectual people I know are very much so.







    See what I did there?:thumb:
     
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    I think he is trying to smite but will end up in self own.
     
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    no, its not.
    i know plenty of very smart people who are not anal retentive.
     
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    No. To put thought behind your words isn't anal retentive. It's intelligent.
     
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    What would be good for the world is if people who had "sh*t for brains" also had "anal retention" going on to keep us all from suffering.

    But, suffer we must.
     
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    It's a loaded and disingenuous statement in the OP. A little strawman.