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View Diary: Romney Won Using a Debate Technique Called the Gish Gallop (385 comments)

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  •  I posted a comment on the NYT (1+ / 0-)
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    stating that Romney had used the William Lane Craig style of debating and then open DK and saw this diary. The Gish Gallop  what precisely what Romney had done  and it's a very difficult debating tactic to overcome as it's only in the fullness of time that the mountain of erroneous disinformation  can be discussed and shown for what nonsense it is. That's why Creationists who are skilled and practiced debaters often appear to have 'won' a debate against eminent scientists, philosophers etc even though they've been spouting crazy stuff! It will be interesting to a see if the President can combat that strategy next time.

    If I recall correctly Sam Harris did well in his debate against WLC because he framed his answers according to the message he wanted to get across rather than bothering to refute the WLC gish gallop - much to WLCs frustration on the night.

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