Saturday 25 May 2013

How to argue

Daniel Dennett has a book out, "Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking", that offers advice on how to argue.  Doctorow, of Boing Boing, quotes a bit that I agree with and one that I, as the point of this blog declares, do not.

Wonderful advice:
1. Attempt to re-express your target's position so clearly, vividly and fairly that your target says: "Thanks, I wish I'd thought of putting it that way."

Not-quite-so-wonderful advice:
A good moral to draw from this observation is that when you want to criticise a field, a genre, a discipline, an art form …don't waste your time and ours hooting at the crap! Go after the good stuff or leave it alone.

I gotta admit that I have heard the latter bit of advice from others and I am entirely willing to believe myself in the wrong.

This blog is dedicated to taking out the obvious bits of crap.  I want to hear the good arguments for Creationism and feel that trying to clear out the crap is worthy - at least of a blog that is updated once a month, if that.

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