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#3 Posted by Knives (711 posts) -

@rorie said:

@knives said:

You can't build a free market of ideas whilst censoring out the "offensive" ones.

We have no interest in building a "free market of ideas." We ban and moderate posts and users every day. If you want to experience a moderation-free market of ideas, 4chan is a few clicks away.

If that's how you want to run this site, by all means. Just remember that moderation, like the absence of moderation, has a price.

#4 Edited by Knives (711 posts) -

You can't build a free market of ideas whilst censoring out the "offensive" ones.

#5 Posted by Knives (711 posts) -
@joshwent said:

@knives said:

So the physical differences between men and women are cultural as well?

Friend, this is obviously a rhetorical question, and is only going to lead to more pointless back and forth. You came to this thread with a pretty bold statement that women were worse than men at games because of their brains, based on nothing more than your observation of how society is at this point in time. I and others have offered alternative explanations.

Having a conversation about it is great, but now it just seems like you're trying to argue rather than discuss.

Ho'kay I'm done.

#7 Posted by Knives (711 posts) -

@joshwent said:

In the first part of the last century in America, it would have been a "huge logical leap to assume, based on the [professional sports] scene, that [black people] are equally capable and the only reason they're held back is because of discrimination.". But... that was entirely the case.

Assumptions about a group that isn't participating in something are utterly useless.

Better analogy than most I've seen.

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@video_game_king said:

@knives said:

Men are significantly more likely to be autistic than women. This alone is hard evidence that men and female minds are wired differently.

Not really. Could be that medical professionals more easily perceive it in boys.

I'd say there is plenty of additional evidence to suggest men in general are more capable than women in video games.

Also, that's a huge leap in logic.

A.) Men and women have different brains.

B.) Therefore, men are better at video games than women.

It's also a huge logical leap to assume, based on the current competitive gaming scene, that women are equally capable and the only reason they're held back is because of discrimination.