It went like this:
barracuda wrote:Searcher08 wrote:barracuda wrote:The philisophical tradition of ridiculing ideas goes back to Diogenes and beyond. It is a completely valid method of getting beyond the ridiculous to the sublime.
...and utterly pants at helping create new ideas and constructive approaches.
I'm not certain of this. Satire or humor or ridiculizing is often the result of juxtaposing an idea with it's opposite, or by summoning the incongruous. Such contrasts are a perfectly servicable method of creation and new-idea-generation.