Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I dun made a good point, but that makes me a pretentious, irrational asshole. Obscure comparisons, the Russel's teapot argument for example, are conventionally used in philosophy in an argument known as 'reduction to absurdity'. Reduction to absurdity shows that, if the argument used to support a certain conclusion is followed correctly, it will justify a conclusion that is known to be wrong, which means that the argument is unreliable and the previous conclusion is dubious. Absurd situations are a necessity for this argument to function, and do not constitute a personal attack. I'm glad you reconsidered your ideas and bothered to read about the subject, most people don't, but if you get the idea that someone else is trying to put you down then you might imagine that launching your response with about 5 different insults isn't a nice thing to do.