I'm looking to build a list of reasons to agree or disagree... This is all I have so far: Please help!

East Quincy Highlands (EQH), a subdivision in Aurora Colorado, is a great place to live, and is about the best it could be. +8

Background, Context, and Assumptions
A subdivision is a good place to live if it: has good schools, offers good houses for the price, is safe, and is close to things you want to go to.

Best reasons to agree: +4
  1. East Quincy Highlands has good schools. It is part of the Cherry Creek, School District No. 5, which scores a 7 out of 10 on the Great Schools ranking. A 7 is about perfect. It is good enough to give your kids a great education, but not so nice that it will allow the culture of the school to be over-run by spoiled rotten little entitled brats. 
  2. The houses are pretty new, pretty big and pretty nice. Of course they get better (for the same price) the further east you go, and you can't get much further east. If you hate traffic, it is probably better to go east than North or South, because there are big cities up there full of people who want to drive to Denver, and it is desirable to live along the front range, if you like skiing, hiking, and stuff.  Going east is good, if you want to trade recreational location for commute location... There were some similar commute times up north, but who wants to drive past a refinery and Commerce City and a Dog Food Factory (no kidding) on the way to work? If your job moves, or your wife wants to get a job is she going to work in Commerce City Co as a pimp, prostitute, or drug dealer? No, I'm just joking. West Minster and Thornton have some nice areas, but no big tall buildings you are likely to want to work in. EQH is about the same distance to downtown as similar priced homes up north, but you are much closer to the Tech Center. 
  3. EQH is less than a mile from the Plains Conservation Center, which is pretty cool (+7).
  4. Although the city does not provide awesome parks, they do provide pretty good schools, that the community can use a bit, which is pretty cool.
  1. It is about 1 hour and 10 minutes from EQH to the clock tower down town Denver, if you drive to 9-mile, and catch the train. The train's don't care about people who have to live a long ways away, and unlike Chicago and other cities, the transit authority does not have any "express trains" that start in the suburbs and go straight down town. I know they want to reward those who live close, but couldn't they just have one? That would save energy by not having to use the breaks all the time, and would make the train less crowded for those who are close.
  2. It is not as "safe" as it could be. There are no speed bumps, and the little soccer moms come cruising through the streets at about 90 mph in the land behemoths. Also, although it has good side walks, it would be cooler if people traffic was routed through walking paths away from the road... There are a few of these routs, and it is probably too late to change, but it is is what it is. Also, my kids buss is 1/3 of a mile away. Sure, the buss is great, but couldn't it make one or two stops, so they don't have to walk so far? 
  3. EQH is close to a dump, which isn't the best. It doesn't ever smell, but I believe it is a super-fund sight with the federal government cleaning up the ground water. Its probably better than living close to a refinery, coal factory, but it isn't that great.
# of reasons to agree: +4
# of reasons to disagree: -3
# of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +0
# of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
Total Idea Score: +0

Don't like the score? It is easy to change the score. Just post a reason to agree or disagree with the overall idea, or any of the reasons and the score will change.

For a full explanation of this project, please visit our  Google code website:


Blog Explanation
Besides just trying to come up with a list of reasons to agree or disagree, I am trying to promote an algorithm, that counts these reasons and gives each conclusion a score based on the number of reasons to agree compared to the number of reasons to disagree. However, because each reason (or argument) that supports a conclusion will not be just as valid as the other arguments, I think an algorithm should be made that also judges REASONS or arguments based on the number of REASONS that agree or disagree with them...

This blog is trying to use this format of outlining arguments and sub arguments.

Below is my score, so far, for the above belief. The score is based on arguments that I have come up with so far. But I need your help. I can't brainstorm all the reasons to agree or disagree with an argument by myself. And the number of arguments that agree or disagree with a conclusion will affect the overall score.  

No comments:

Post a Comment