How to Determine if You’re Having a Rational Discussion

h/t ZenPundit via Maggie’s Farm

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3 responses to “How to Determine if You’re Having a Rational Discussion

  1. Your first bullet point of reason is effectively impossible in casual discussion where supporting evidence is generally only one level above hearsay and the reasonableness of a line of though is generally under dispute.

  2. True. If that is the case, then I say the discussion is not worth having. Why waste your breath ?

  3. Leo

    This is also why I prefer the blogosphere, where it is easier to control the flow of the discussion, where I have the time to spot and call out red herrings, ad hominem attacks and other emotional and shril remarks before they divert the discussion.

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