Open Thread, September 1-15, 2012

A bunch of computer nerds who sit at their desk all day are going to beat up people who exercise for a living?

My dad is a computer nerd who sits at his desk all day. Also, he has a black belt in jiujitsu.

Be less free with generalizations.

Also, he has a black belt in jiujitsu.

As martial artists have pointed out for a long time, holding a black belt is a fairly weak predictor of success in a true fight.

-2Epiphany7yIt would be a good point except that you may be implying the opposite generalization - that poor people don't also know martial arts. And even if more nerds do know martial arts, if they're sedentary while their opponents exercise for a living, does that not give them a disadvantage?

Open Thread, September 1-15, 2012

by OpenThreadGuy 1 min read1st Sep 2012360 comments

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