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  •  yes Andy but YOU provide the citations! (2+ / 0-)
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    As part of this community.  We'll all pitch in wagers plus evidence.

    Things to repeat: "CITOKATE -- Criticism Is The Only Known Antidote to Error." "IAAMOAC -- I Am A Member of a Civilization"

    by David Brin on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:41:40 PM PDT

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    •  woot!, look who's back. long time, yo. (0+ / 0-)

      Be back shortly, gotta scan the headlines.

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 12:25:38 AM PDT

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    •  brilliant idea! make them bet or back down. (0+ / 0-)

      But the key point is that the facts in question need to be irrefutable, for example the ownership of Fox (which will be in public legal documents) etc.

      Otherwise, very often, they will deny the facts or qualify them out of existence.  

      For example teen pregnancy and divorce?  "The reason it's so high in that state is because they've got a lot of (insert racial epithet here) and it's going to take a while to re-train 'em!"

      For that matter a truly conspiratorial mind could twist any fact to suit their own emotional narrative.  "Saudi Price Waleed must be secretly working for our side!"

      So part of this has to be to include the acceptable sources of facts, to which they have to agree in advance, so there is no backing down or post-hoc CT.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 03:08:41 AM PDT

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