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    MBNYC, gramofsam1

    ... on the model.

    One is vulnerable if one tries to argue without any facts.

    My point was simply that LaPierre was using a rhetorical device to try to snow-job Gregory (and Gregory did bite but dodged):  piling on irrelevant facts.  The problem is this takes a long time to resolve in substance and gives the opportunity to pile on even more dubious facts, and requires a really intimate knowledge of the underlying facts.

    A serious debater, confronted with a litany of supposed facts, might think "crap, I don't know enough" and fold, when the proper response is to see the bullying for what it is and say:  "you know that's BS, let's return to the subject."

    γνωθι σεαυτόν

    by halef on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:50:24 PM PST

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