I have often witnessed, rather in burning shame and disappointment, that the lack of analytical way of thinking is actually observable in art communities, which I am guessing (reluctantly) roots from the fact that artists are traditionally bad with numerical sciences. This has taken me to even more depths to the point of asking "actually what portion of the society chooses art to be their main thing?" but can't find the courage to voice it since it overlaps with the fact that art is not a separate thing but a very important part of human nature.
At one level I find the comments in this forums very interesting and questioning. At another level I am often dropping my balls on the floor and facepalming myself infinite times to the general pre-accepted concepts and immature thinking methods that have taken the place of common sense and logic. I can't dismiss these things as mere trollings or thoughts that dont have such a deep background in the sayers mind, as the sheer amount of text and thinking put into these prove it otherwise.
The discussion goes rather like this:
if we agree on the common point that,
a --> b --> c --> d ...
a --> c --> ...
gets often replied with:
A IS NOT C YOU DUMB MORON YOU *insert whatever personal adjective here* LOOK AT THE DAMN DICTIONARY
*discussion continues on how a --> c rather than how a --> d --> ... and the fact that the arguer also agreed on the first proposition and conflicting with themselves*
Now why do you think this is?
Do you also think that (as a friend pointed out but I am resisting (but giving into) to the very idea) it is because artists are just not good analytical thinkers and they are good in only certain ways of thinking?
Or is it because the majority are just young people here? Are they?
Do the young people lack the ability to argue on a pre-accepted common grounds?
Is it because the majority of the speakers are, american, collage students (are they?) and the reason roots in the malfunction of the american education system?
Or that it doesnt have anything to do with america and just about the chemical layout of the general of the collage students worldwide that something goes several directions at once in their brains?
If none of the above, then why o why??