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Author Topic:   What is science? (ROB and STRAGGLER only)
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Message 102 of 106 (461603)
03-26-2008 3:40 PM


Closing Remarks
If Straggler is so inclined, he should post a brief final conclusion that attempts to be as balanced and as fair as possible to Rob. After that I shall close this thread.


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Message 104 of 106 (461610)
03-26-2008 5:20 PM
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Re: Closing Remarks
Sure, sounds fine. I'd keep it short and sweet.

Rob's last post can still be read by clicking peek. We almost never destroy anything posted here. It's mostly religious, though.

Ken went somewhat the same route as Rob some time ago. Rob has used proxies before to post material while suspended.

We've just observed, in somewhat more dramatic fashion than usual, what RAZD likes to characterize as cognitive dissonance. As an untenable position becomes less and less tenable, rather than concede the point and move on, increasingly irrational arguments are offered in its defense. In the most extreme cases the contributor sinks into incoherence and rash displays.


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Message 106 of 106 (461711)
03-27-2008 9:09 AM


Administrative Closing Comments
Thank you to both our protagonists, Rob and Straggler. Well done!

The original concept for one-on-one debates included choosing a winner, and I'd like to return to that at some point, but I won't do so for this thread, both because I think there's enough information for people to make up their own minds, and because the debate wasn't able to complete.

If there's any lesson from this debate it's that the value of one's ideas isn't how convincing they are to you, but how convincing they are to others.


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