>>560603 Depends. There's two ways this happens. One is that the guy in question is already in an argument and pulls the degree card or otherwise says/implies that he knows more than you on the subject so you should just stop talking and maybe kill yourself.
Then there's the guy who will type out a damn thesis for a simple question asked by an anon that goes on for five posts and possibly even has a small bibliography to go with it. Those guys are a credit to the board. For an example, check out the guy who lays out the entirety of Russian history in the thread with Putin in the OP.
>>563196 >With the Internet being so widely available, anyone can become knowledgeable on any history topic they desire
This kind of thinking is kind of a problem. Yes, it's possible to become a good self-taught historian, but it's not very likely. With all the shit out there, it's more likely to form biases and flaws in your research methodology. You see it all the time on this board.
I agree that just having a history degree doesn't mean you know a lot of about history. And really, you shouldn't. The purpose of a history degree is to teach you how to do research (and, usually, to develop some kind of specialization). That's it. If you expect someone with a history degree to know everything about history, you don't understand what scholarship is about. Research skills are the important thing, not being able to pull facts out of your ass.
>>564111 Trips of truth It's like how people expect me to be able to riddle off the countries and their capitals because I have a geography degree. Yes, I have a fairly good knowledge of that kind of thing, but I didn't study for 7 years to be a real life GPS.
>>567292 >waah >people are making me feel like a retard mommy!
There's nothing wrong with talking about a subject that you're well-versed in as if you're well-versed in it. If you have an issue with someone talking like this, either prove them wrong with sourced facts or leave
>>569017 ,>people knowing how to properly debate >4 Chan I've debate people here ,when, they couldn't back up their arguments/didn't know what they were talking about proceeded to shitalk, throw logical fall icies (such as Ad Hominems), meme provide nothing of substance and even post the same Damon thing in a different thread. Some people here just don't want to bother to properly research or debate and would rather just try to pull down, troll, and annoy people who actually know what their talking about
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