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    ^ Good Point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WitchHazelEyed View Post
    I am more appalled that people are actually attacking Allie because he expressed and opinion, an observation. He didn't do it rudely or insultingly but people still have to make it personal.
    Where are the attacks? Allie is the only one I see attacking anyone.
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    Why is pointing out a similarity between a person and an animal an attack?

    Sincere question. I don't see why it's so darned insulting, much less an attack. Orangutans are cute.
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    I was referring to his post.

    Quote Originally Posted by Allie View Post
    I am not going to do that. For obvious reasons. Although if it did, I'm pretty sure it would go like this:

    Me: "Hey, have you ever noticed that people with down-syndrome share facial similarities with orangutans? Do you think there's something to do with the genes and our evolution from apes in that?"
    Brian's Mum: "Hmmm... yes. Why, what an interesting theory Allie."
    Me: "Oh, I didn't come up with it. Thank Brian."


    Grow up all of you. I knew you idiots would take over my thread. Either look at it from a scientific point of view, or bugger off. There's nothing racist about this thread, unless you make something of it yourself.
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    Oh! Well, then never mind
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    I agree with Lobelia.

    If you can't see that Allie is making an "observation" and the people that don't agree are "attacking" him for that observation, there isn't going to be anything I can say to change your mind so I'm leaving that alone.
    As far as what he said in response, it's more defensive than anything. But take it as you will.
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    I have a question:

    Have you ever looked at people's faces, and suddenly had the impression that people having 2 eyes was REALLy weird looking?



    Like something out a sci-fi movie?

    I get that randomly and it's the damndest thing
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    I always thought that humans resemble animals,someway.
    Some of us look mousey,or bird like.bear like and so on..
    Check it out around you..weird also that certain people act like the animals they mostly resemble
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    When I was little I always said my best friend's daddy favored their dog.

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    I can see both points, but I agree that Allie was just making an observation.


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    HI khaebs! miss you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WitchHazelEyed View Post
    You know, I don't know that she would react that calmly, but there is a very good reason that he wouldn't bring the idea up to her... because she's probably sensitive to the issue and would be offended.

    So what? Just because some people find the notion offensive doesn't make it any less valid a theory/idea/thought whatever. I am pro-choice, does that mean I'm going to start an abortion debate with people whom I like and respect but also happen to be vehemently pro-life? No.
    Does that make my opinion wrong? No. (Not that I think theirs is wrong, whatever they are enititled to it.)
    It's simple courtesy.
    Hell, back in the days when the world was flat, if you even suggested the world was round you'd get your ass hanged for heresy. Talk about sensitive. But who was right in the end?

    I am more appalled that people are actually attacking Allie because he expressed and opinion, an observation. He didn't do it rudely or insultingly but people still have to make it personal.

    I mean, How do you get from: "Hmmm... Many people with down-syndrome look somewhat simian" to "OMG, You think people with down-syndrome are disposable" (paraphrased, of course)

    Huh?

    Show me one person who attacked Allie. Nothing I said to him was an attack. I asked a question. He won't ask his friend's Mother about her child looking like an orangutan because that WOULD offend her- OF COURSE IT WOULD. Go up to any Mother and tell her that her child looks like an orangutan and most would be upset, let alone a Mother of one that has D/S. THAT is my point. Instead of just understanding why that other poster (I don't look at member name's so I can't name her) she gets attacked because this "observation" upset her and she said so?? So, OF COURSE it's going to be personal to her! She's a member here who read something and responded to it.

    So what now, unless everyone on the forum completely agrees with other posters, other members shouldn't say anything? She should have said nothing because he didn't want to hear personal remarks?

    I was on another board where a member voiced his opinion about all black people looking like gorillas. He honestly thought that and no matter what was said, he kept at it. "Look at them!! They do!!" and he posted pictures too, to prove "his opinion". He was called racist and was banned from that forum. It was his opinion; his observation. Was that right or wrong to do to him?

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    Depending on intent, could be either.
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    well paris hilton looks like a fucking ostrich!

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    I have always found Alice to resemble a wombat.
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