What was my dumbass idea for the week? Thinking that I could have an actual discussion with people who don't even have the slightest clue about anything that has to do with history, cultural anthropology, or anything that even remotely resembles social science.
You can't explain cultural evolution to a person when the person doesn't even acknowledge the fact that the Middle East is in Asia.
You also can't argue with someone who completely ignores just about every distinction you make, and then tells you that you failed to make that very distinction.
You also can't have a discussion with someone that poses a question, or makes a point, and then completely ignores every single refutation you offered in response.
You can't debate with someone whose only answer to your refutations is "you're wrong."
You can't talk about religion with a person who tries to prove that the fringe wackoes of a particular religion somehow represent the true nature of the religion.
You can't talk about religious violence with someone who refuses to acknowledge the brutal history of Christianity.
So I'm a dumbass for arguing about the evolution of the various human cultures with a person whose understanding of culture goes only so far as to know that there's a difference between Arabs and Persians, and then subsequently tries to use such a distinction to "dismantle" my argument. Nevermind the fact that I was speaking about "Far Eastern Asian" cutlures in comparison.
You can't argue with someone that blatantly ignores just about everything you say.