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  •  that's one of my favorite tactics too (9+ / 0-)

    If I don't care about the person or their friendship...

    I usually will ask a few questions - like "Do you know what a confidence interval is?"  "Do you understand how a hypothesis is formed?" "Do you know what a paleo-proxy is, and how they are used to reconstruct geological history?" - that make it clear (when they can't be answered by my debatee) that the person I'm debating hasn't a clue about the subject.

    Usually shuts them up pretty quick.

    The time for playing nice if fucking over.  This is my planet too.

    Yep, and yep!

    "The more the Democrats pursue the center... the further to the right the "center" moves." -fellow kossack vacantlook

    by Hopeful Skeptic on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 10:56:18 PM PST

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