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For the first time ever I disagreed with an episode of Penn and Teller Bulshit. Episode 3, Martial Arts.

They debunk many of the myths people like me already know, and also pointed out some things I never considered. What I disagreed with is their opinion on pasifism as an effective defence and, the part I want to talk about, the morality of reasonable force.

Apparently hurting an attacker to defend yourself is unjustifyable. I disagree. People who know how to fight also know how easy it is to get injured or killed, and genrally don't do so if they can help it. If you have 2 equally skilled fighters, and A is willing to hurt someone and B isn't, then A is going to win. Nobody attacks you if they are concerned for your well being.

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Apparently hurting an attacker to defend yourself is unjustifyable. I disagree. People who know how to fight also know how easy it is to get injured or killed, and genrally don't do so if they can help it. If you have 2 equally skilled fighters, and A is willing to hurt someone and B isn't, then A is going to win. Nobody attacks you if they are concerned for your well being.

I agree with ya' Sabre.

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For the first time ever I disagreed with an episode of Penn and Teller Bulshit. Episode 3, Martial Arts.

They debunk many of the myths people like me already know, and also pointed out some things I never considered. What I disagreed with is their opinion on pasifism as an effective defence and, the part I want to talk about, the morality of reasonable force.

Apparently hurting an attacker to defend yourself is unjustifyable. I disagree. People who know how to fight also know how easy it is to get injured or killed, and genrally don't do so if they can help it. If you have 2 equally skilled fighters, and A is willing to hurt someone and B isn't, then A is going to win. Nobody attacks you if they are concerned for your well being.

To put it simple: Peace Sells, but Who is Buying?

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