An Argument about Arguing

It’s rare enough to see outside of an undergraduate logic class, but there is a long-standing and developing thread on argument here:

http://53beersontap.typepad.com/53beers/2008/08/shock.html

In my view, it goes inadvertently far in demonstrating many of the typical errors people make once they decide to adhere to a position. Often, the argument moves from discussion of argument—that is to say, dialectics—to argument of the “You’re an idiot!” variety.

For the zen folks, it is a happy hunting ground for practice!

By Joe

Puzzle Wrestler & Mountain Herder. Math & Computer Nerd since the 80s. Longtime linux (current debian, ubuntu, raspian, centos, gentoo), currently fighting feebsd. Over-complicates networks for fun, occasionally secures them for profit. Develops own tools & services (cli, web services, and lately some android). Degrees in Math, Belts in Aikido. Zen, Motorcycle, Ham Radio, Homebrew (Ale, not Radio), Coffee & Tea, some Mandolin & Fiddle, MDA Advocacy (son with Duchenne), …

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