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  • Outwitted

    Have you ever been outwitted? This is when, your opponent, gets you to do something freely and voluntarily, that is legal, and means that you're a complete idiot. Like uttering a self-contradiction that is lawful to say.


    I have been bested so many times I couldn't begin to pretend to give you a wild guess, within an order of magnitude. More than once.

    I've been outwitted on TOL before, at least once.

    If you get your opponent to do or say something only an idiot would do, there's only two options. Either you have bested them, or, the alternative, is that they are actually much more clever than you are, and they've somehow actually outwitted you. The only way to find out how they've outwitted you, is to proceed as if you outwitted them. If they are acting like idiots, then presume that they are idiots. Don't presume that in the face of obvious evidence of a moron, that it must not be a moron. Proceed as if it is a moron, and only in this way will you learn if your opponent has actually outwitted you.

    I've been outwitted so many times, I have studied it, and I know exactly how it happens. In order to be outwitted, the world actually changes, from you not being outwitted, into a world in which you're outwitted. It always involves others: You must be outwitted by another party or two. You can outwit yourself (in the sense of the two I's of Romans chapter seven), and you can be outwitted by God.

    "Ignorance is bliss Rick, when tis folly to be wise." Lahey

  • #2
    LOL If we fail to recognize when we've been outwitted, we're a real nitwit.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by glorydaz View Post
      LOL If we fail to recognize when we've been outwitted, we're a real nitwit.
      If.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nihilo View Post
        If.
        Yeah, that's what I meant.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by glorydaz View Post
          Yeah, that's what I meant.
          That's why you chose the words.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nihilo View Post
            That's why you chose the words.
            Exactly. I hope you didn't think you outwitted me on that one.

            It was a bit of a test, ya know?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by glorydaz View Post
              Exactly. I hope you didn't think you outwitted me on that one.

              It was a bit of a test, ya know?
              He's trying to outwit you. . . . Like on Survivor

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              • #8
                Originally posted by glorydaz View Post
                Exactly. I hope you didn't think you outwitted me on that one.

                It was a bit of a test, ya know?
                Not really.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by patrick jane View Post
                  He's trying to outwit you. . . . Like on Survivor
                  Like Jim Gaffigan joking about eating french fries without salt.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by patrick jane View Post
                    He's trying to outwit you. . . . Like on Survivor
                    Well, wit isn't my strong point, so I should just throw a wet towel at him and be done with it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nihilo View Post
                      Not really.
                      That's what they all say, just before they drop the hammer.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by glorydaz View Post
                        That's what they all say, just before they drop the hammer.
                        What are you talking about Glorydaz? I've lost the plot here.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nihilo View Post
                          What are you talking about Glorydaz? I've lost the plot here.
                          Didn't take long, did it?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by glorydaz View Post
                            Didn't take long, did it?
                            Nope, and I don't get it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nihilo View Post
                              Nope, and I don't get it.
                              Then, you must admit you were outwitted once again.

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