wallflower wrote:Why does it seem like the chats next to streams like this are always full of 13 year old boys?
Because.... they are? No, actually, I wrote my philosophy thesis (one of them, anyway) on Habermas's ideal speech scenario and anonymity in online forums/chatrooms and how that negates the rational vision Habermas had for anonymous speech. In short, when there are no consequences to irrational thought, rational thought ceases to happen.
I mean... a third grader could probably tell you that, but it got me honors... sheesh.