(11-02-2011 07:35 PM)nackidno Wrote: I beg to differ, fear is the result of conditioning and learning. That's the way humans have always learned what to avoid and what's safe. Like, if a berry is poisonous and you eat it, you learn that eating said berry is bad for you and so you avoid it. You can fear things that you haven't experienced yourself through seeing or listening to someone that have experienced something traumatic.
Although there's natural fears that have passed down through genes, like fear for animals, some kinds of food, and height/water. I have never seen a study that proves that the fear of the unknown is carved into our brains as something that is feared all over the world. If it was, we would never have taken a ship and sail to the other side of the pond because it would've been to scary for us. Sure some of us might have a fear of the unknown but I'm almost certain that just as many are just curious.
To avoid and to fear are completely different things. You cannot put them into the same place. That's a pointless argument.
Fear doesn't get passed down through the genes. I didn't see any official information about fear being passed down through genes. If you know one, please send me.
And I see we have completely different opinions about fear. You are suggesting that if one fears of something, s/he never goes near it, never tries to do, never tries to get to know it. Whereas I suggest people don't try to get to know what is unknown to them because the fear of unknown.
Just a quick example. Why do you think some fears the dark? Because they can't see in the dark; and since they can't know what's there. Fear of the unknown.
And also there is a word: "brave", which nullifies your argument. But whatever. I'm not gonna continue this discussion.
(11-02-2011 07:35 PM)nackidno Wrote: That's pretty close-minded, just because they like to play a certain kind of gameplay doesn't make them stupid. I thought better of you Tan, sorry.
Although I never said something like "Black Ops players are stupid", or "if they play a certain kind of game, they are stupid" how did you interpret it... That's the thing I didn't understand.
I see you didn't get my point, so I'll try one more time.
Today's majority of the gamers don't want to think, don't like the think. They want mindless shooting. I guess you don't have any objection to this, because if you have, we need to go back.
Before calling me close-minded I'd expect you to check the gamers attitude throughout the net. See what majority of gamers like, majority of gamers do. See how a game which is worse than its predecessor becomes the best-selling game ever. And I'll say completely opposite of what you understood from my previous post. People are not stupid because they are playing sh*tty shooters. They are playing sh*tty shooters because they are stupid. You can go and interpret this as "all people who play shooters are stupid", because this was what I exactly said, wasn't it?
I knew my English wasn't the best, but I didn't know my sentences were this open to interpretation. Wow.
I read what I wrote again in my previous post.
Stupid people cannot enjoy any game that needs thinking. But they can enjoy mindless shooting games.
Normal people can enjoy both.
Wow, I was really close-minded.