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Sparko
03-20-2017, 12:58 PM
In the Effective Altruism thread I got into a semi argument with Tassman about whether Australians exist.


Australians exist and therefore the claim is at least plausible and has the possibility of being substantiated. OTOH personal testimony of a purely subjective experience, e.g. alien abduction or a mystical divine experience, does not have this possibility.Why should I take your word that Australia exists? And aren't you arguing in another thread with me that alien life exists?

Now I know that we have people who CLAIM to be from Australia, and I have even met a couple (Kaz and Tim) who came to the tweb convention and brought stuff that they claim was from Australia, and they even talked kind of strange.

But why should I believe them? Tassman told me that eyewitness testimony is worthless and a few trinkets that they TOLD me is from some magical land called Australia is no proof. Since I have not experienced this "Australia" and the only evidence I have is a couple of eye witnesses and some other second hand knowledge like maps and TV shows, why should I believe? I see maps of hobbit lands, and TV shows about Never Never land, and they are not real. So why should I accept this "Australia" as being real? Heck it is even supposed to be on the other side of the world. You would think they all just fall off of this magic land anyway. I guess that is why those supposed Kangaroo things can jump so high, huh?

I am an A-Australianist unless proven otherwise. Get to proving!

Meh Gerbil
03-20-2017, 01:00 PM
I am an A-Australianist unless proven otherwise. Get to proving!
Is it that you simply haven't seen proof for this mythical place or is your A-Australianism an actual world view?
I'm asking because the whole world view thing gets people upset.

Sparko
03-20-2017, 01:09 PM
Is it that you simply haven't seen proof for this mythical place or is your A-Australianism an actual world view?
I'm asking because the whole world view thing gets people upset.

It is a non-world view, I simply view the world as not having an "Australia" - stop trying to put me in a box and claim all of us a-australianists are actually one of you "world viewers" when we have no view of the world one way or the other. I have NO belief in Australia. :glare:

Trout
03-20-2017, 01:09 PM
I recently met someone who not only claimed to be from Australia, but this same person also claimed the Holocaust didn't happen.

Sparko
03-20-2017, 01:11 PM
I recently met someone who not only claimed to be from Australia, but this same person also claimed the Holocaust didn't happen.Was he standing on his head like they would do in Australia, if it were real?

Jedidiah
03-20-2017, 01:13 PM
i see maps of hobbit lands, and tv shows about never never land, and they are not real.

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Trout
03-20-2017, 01:15 PM
Was he standing on his head like they would do in Australia, if it were real?

I like how you assumed gender there, cracker.

Meh Gerbil
03-20-2017, 01:19 PM
It is a non-world view, I simply view the world as not having an "Australia" - stop trying to put me in a box and claim all of us a-australianists are actually one of you "world viewers" when we have no view of the world one way or the other. I have NO belief in Australia. :glare:I've noticed that a-Australians have a tendency to not think much of Paul Hogan movies.
I think this commonality points to a type of world view.

Sparko
03-20-2017, 02:51 PM
I've noticed that a-Australians have a tendency to not think much of Paul Hogan movies.
I think this commonality points to a type of world view.i am fine with such mythological drivel

So no one can prove that Australia exists then? Just as I thought.

Science folks. Science!

rogue06
03-20-2017, 05:50 PM
In the Effective Altruism thread I got into a semi argument with Tassman about whether Australians exist.

Why should I take your word that Australia exists? And aren't you arguing in another thread with me that alien life exists?

Now I know that we have people who CLAIM to be from Australia, and I have even met a couple (Kaz and Tim) who came to the tweb convention and brought stuff that they claim was from Australia, and they even talked kind of strange.

But why should I believe them? Tassman told me that eyewitness testimony is worthless and a few trinkets that they TOLD me is from some magical land called Australia is no proof. Since I have not experienced this "Australia" and the only evidence I have is a couple of eye witnesses and some other second hand knowledge like maps and TV shows, why should I believe? I see maps of hobbit lands, and TV shows about Never Never land, and they are not real. So why should I accept this "Australia" as being real? Heck it is even supposed to be on the other side of the world. You would think they all just fall off of this magic land anyway. I guess that is why those supposed Kangaroo things can jump so high, huh?

I am an A-Australianist unless proven otherwise. Get to proving!
While it is possible that Australia exists it is obvious that Australians don't. This is because they place it near the bottom of the planet so anybody living there would have fallen off long ago.

Sparko
03-21-2017, 05:05 AM
While it is possible that Australia exists it is obvious that Australians don't. This is because they place it near the bottom of the planet so anybody living there would have fallen off long ago. exactly. Unless perhaps they evolved with velcro feet, like geckos.

Sparko
03-21-2017, 07:15 AM
I have been doing some research into this Australia myth.

Apparently there are some very strange mythological animals that live in this Australia. Like the Kangaroo, which is supposedly like a cross between a furry dinosaur and a deer. :lolo:

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Sparko
03-22-2017, 06:43 AM
Waiting for Tassman to appear and give me objective evidence of this Australia... :whistle:

I want scientific proof that I can repeat in an experiment!