Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Ooh, I can be *such* a bitch!

People never change their minds. OK, they do, but not often. Even when presented with devastatingly powerful evidence, people still cling onto their convictions. This is well known in science.... In science, people rarely change their minds about theories they hold dear, it's just that eventually all the people who support the bad theories die and are replaced by new generations of scientists who have been brought up on the newer, better theories. If you want a recent example, look up the "Steady State" vs. "Big Bang" theories. The "Steady State" theory has been long forgotten, nowadays, not because its exponents were ever convinced by the "Big Bang" theory, but because they died.

Another example is theism vs. atheism. It is extremely rare to see somebody switch sides. But anyway,what got me thinking about this is that on the rare occasion that we have an argument, it always follows a predictable formula which looks something like this:


The loop doesn't go on forever though. I try to brake the cycle by changing the subject... this works for a while until we dive back into the argument. :D It's a good job I love her (and she's hot).

Anyway, I don't think I can be bothered to write any more and you certainly can't be bothered to read it.

Love and kisses,
x x x

65 comments:

  1. This is why it's almost worth being gay, you can just punch your partner if you get into an argument. The number of conflicts that could have been avoided with my ex through a punch...

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  2. then if she's hot... it solves the problem.

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  3. nice theory, also sounds like a wheel without an exit

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  4. Hahahhaha you are totally right :)

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  5. it's always like that lol

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  6. stab her in the mouth with ur dick and end the argument =D

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  7. Unless it personally affects your convictions... just let her be right. =)

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  8. i change my mind all the time, but im usually right. and thats totally weird dude, tell your gf your seeing hockey players in thongs...

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  9. i change every now and then, when i feel like it

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  10. Haha so true man :) i can see it getting annoying.

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  11. That seams to be how most of me and my wifes conversations go....

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  12. Pretty sums up my experience with the subject.

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  13. haha you might win arguments but youll end up on the sofa for the night

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  14. Me and my girlfriend (at least so far) have been being democratic, we both try to make sure that if there is a problem its addressed as soon as we can deal with it, and we try to deal with it very comfortably.

    The trick of it is that if either of us gets angry, we pause the convo, and come back when there is more calm. You may find that effective.

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  15. There are still a few "steady state" believers, although there is little support for them. Yay for arguments.

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  16. OMG!!! I have to use this graph with my wife or coworkers. I think you have a great book idea on your hand.

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  17. This is where you start stonewalling and pretend you don't hear her. Breaks that cycle pretty fast.

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  18. Haha, good point. It sounds like she may be arguing for the sake of argument at that point. Arguments can be healthy in moderation, sharpening each others logic, consistency, rationale and solving issues between people, but only if it remains civil and doesn't escalate into something tense and shouting.

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  19. you're so right.
    i'm terrible at arguing though. that formula just not works for me. it'd be more like:

    she states her argument -> i say "yeah, okay. you're right" even when she's not. :| lol

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  20. True. Arguments with women are useless. Because for men argument should have statements and follow logics. For women argument ends when she feels like it, not when it's logically finished :D

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  21. Its easy to change someones mind if you can get their defenses down. The defenses obviously arnt down in an argument or a debate, those are too confrontational.

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  22. Haha I know what you mean. Sometimes, you just cannot argue with people. No matter how logical your argument is, people rarely back down or admit you're right or change their opinion.

    Good blog. Following and supporting.

    ignoranceistruth.blogspot.com

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  23. I have an additional problem. For some reason, when I agree with her if it's anything more than a "mmhmm" and a nod, she'll think that I'm being condescending.

    I've been dying to try telling her that her that I heard one of her friends disagreeing with her opinion and seeing if that works. Maybe later when I care less.

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  24. Lmao this is the vicious cycle! ;D

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  25. It's true, everyone is so ignorant.

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  26. ah yes, arguing, i know this well. :(

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  27. I always end up giving up.

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  28. i showed this to my girlfriend which started an argument and she kept doing the same thing that the picture was about. it was liek inception in front of my eyes

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  29. that is a great way of looking at it! I wondered what happened to the steady-statists, it's such an appealing theory.

    Also lol at your gf. I usually don't bother arguing with women, they respond better to emotional stimuli anyway :P

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  30. That argument with your girlfriend, i now it to well its the same with me.

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  31. Heh, don't let an argument ruin your relationship! Love comes first :)

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  32. Sometimes some subject pops up and we start to say different things, but if the problem is a known fact, I always google it xD

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  33. argue is always a problem even a word is a problem itself

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  34. Very recognizable and not only with my girlfriend. It's the weak peoples formula.

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  35. Too long without a post!

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  36. @Hadders93
    "This is why it's almost worth being gay"

    No way!

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  37. That flow chart looks awful familiar :P I like to think i'm pretty open to discussion as far as my opinions are concerned. But saying that, i can be pretty stubborn , too :P

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  38. So true so true. Usually I just shut up, to which she proceeds to question why I'm not talking.

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  39. there is so much win in this ! :D

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  40. This is unfortunately so true!!

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  41. "The only winning move is not to play." - Joshua, Wargames

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  42. your chart nails it! perfect!

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  43. I love the flow chart. I didn't officially realise that's the way they always seem to go.

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  44. i got in an arguement with my girlfriend the other day. it basically went like that >.< haha

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  45. all one can do is simply plant some strong seeds of doubt instead of trying to debunk their every argument.

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  46. Thats picture isnt just spot on for girlfriends, but all women! Not even kidding. 1 in 100 might go past that first argument.

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