Use A Debate Tactic Against Itself

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E Equals MC What!!!!
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Do you hate those morons who resort to name-calling? Would you like to tell us what Stephen Hawking had to say about appeals to authority? Speak your mind here!

Personally, slippery slope arguments get on my nerves because they're the first symptom of sloppy thinking. If you let people get away with them, they inevitably get lazier in their debating and before you know it they're pulling out the Nazi references.

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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The Establishment
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If we start teaching evolution in public schools it will lead to Hitlerism. :P

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Your flower power is no match for my glower power!
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Raven v. Writing Desk
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Sesquipedalian subterfuge comprises vacuous lexicon utilization alongside pathogenic semantics.

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Shock Trooper
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People should stop using false dichotomies, or the world will come to an end.

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Law Bringer
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Hyperbolic patriotic appeals must stop, or the terrorists will kill us all in our sleep!

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
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Warrior
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There is no way to prove the stigma against the argument from ignorance is not valid.

[ Sunday, June 18, 2006 23:58: Message edited by: Maimonides ]
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Law Bringer
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This topic is entirely irrelevant to Spiderweb Software or its games. The so-called wisdom contained within it should be rejected out of hand. Besides, as everyone knows, ninety out of every hundred forum posts is just a bunch of lies.

—Alorael, who knows all this because the Department of Homeland Security tells him so. He can't tell you everything because it might cause critical arguments to founder, but trust him, it's for the best.
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The Establishment
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You mean the Department of Postland Security, Alo :P

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Your flower power is no match for my glower power!
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Apprentice
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I completely agree with Ego Ergo Sum and that this topic has completely NOTHING to do with spiderweb software or its games, and who is talking about hliterism? Anyone going to bet how long it takes for this topic to get locked? I could easily say the odds are 1:1.

(Insert Heavy Scarcsm Here)

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Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
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You guys had better stop making pointless topics about anything but Spiderweb Software or General will become the new Misc.

It's up to YOU, Gentle Reader, to determine whether the above statement was in the same vein as its predecessors or not!

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It's easier to slide down the slippery slope of insults, than to climb a mountain of carefully conceived arguments.
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Councilor
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There is no slippery slope. The slippery slope doesn't exist.

Diki[SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE]yoba.
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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Sir David:

It's up to YOU, Gentle Reader, to determine whether the above statement was in the same vein as its predecessors or not!
Stop fearmongering. It causes cancer.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
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BANNED
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It was human nature that I slept with your wife.

EDIT: It was also human nature that she loved it.

[ Sunday, June 18, 2006 20:07: Message edited by: Real Ultimate Designing Power ]

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Statistically speaking people, people who mistake correlation with causality weigh more than those who don't, this means that the use of cum hoc ergo propter hoc leads to obesity.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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For people that are not as educated as the rest such as I, this topic means nothing and it looks like a bunch of rabble that a drunk would be saying on a late Friday night that's trying to make himself sound smart.

By the way, Sir David, General has basically become the new Misc anyway.

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When you think you can't get any lower in life and hit rock bottom, God hands you a shovel.

Why should I say somthin intelligent when idiots like you make me look intelligent in the first place.
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Agent
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What the matter? We are in General! Every game has his room, so what's the problem?

quote:
Originally written by Real Ultimate Designing Power:

It was human nature that I slept with your wife.

EDIT: It was also human nature that she loved it.



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quote:
Originally written by Real Ultimate Designing Power:

It was human nature that I slept with your wife.
TM: Don't like our mothers anymore?

You idiots should stop using ad hominem arguments.

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Anyone who commits the No True Scotsman fallacy isn't a true supporter of my cause.

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
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quote:
Originally written by Drow:

[quote=Real Ultimate Designing Power]
[qb]It was human nature that I slept with your wife.

TM: Don't like our mothers anymore?[/quote]Mothers are getting a little bit old now. Wives seem a whole lot better at the moment. It's the new fashion sort of thing.

[ Monday, June 19, 2006 01:29: Message edited by: Cairo Jim ]

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When you think you can't get any lower in life and hit rock bottom, God hands you a shovel.

Why should I say somthin intelligent when idiots like you make me look intelligent in the first place.
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Electric Sheep One
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I hate it when people try to change their arguments retroactively without admitting the mistake.

[ Monday, June 19, 2006 07:19: Message edited by: Student of Trinity ]

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I read an article showing that most facts brought up in debates aren't given a source, so they can't be verified.

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

I hate it when people try to change their arguments retroactively without admitting the mistake.
The purpose of most debates or arguments is not to convince your opponent that you're right and they're wrong (as if) - it's to produce the argument that can't be countered. Trying every possible argument until you exhaust your opponent is a valid strategy. (So is defining the axioms and ground rules so that your conclusions follow automatically.)

[ Monday, June 19, 2006 10:19: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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Off With Their Heads
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Blah blah blah communism blah Marx blah Hegel blah dialectics blah reproductive organs blah capitalist swine blah Lenin blah not Derrida blah shogun-desu blah genitals blah therefore I am right blah blah blah.

[ Monday, June 19, 2006 11:09: Message edited by: Kelandon ]

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