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The art of debate

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Re: The art of debate

Post by oftenwrong on Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:08 pm

First topic message reminder :

Logic was established as a formal discipline by Aristotle, a bit before George Boole.

Thinking for yourself has been replaced by The Media, whose received opinion is less trouble.

Reason is what I try to employ in discourse, but it's of no consequence if others prefer to impose their own emphasis.

Good Manners  disappeared with the anonymity provided by the internet.

Honesty has become applicable mainly to those who haven't been caught yet.

Heart Convenient for having become disposable.

Cynicism  You betcha!  Caveat emptor.
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Re: The art of debate

Post by Dr Sheldon Cooper PhD on Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:56 am

I'm friendly you're obsequious
I persuade you preach
I'm tenacious you're bull-headed
I'm resilient you're repetitive
I'm confident you're supercilious

I'll try and think up a few more. .. Smile

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Re: The art of debate

Post by Dr Sheldon Cooper PhD on Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:03 am

I'm open minded, you're gullible
I'm honest, you're rude.
I'm humble, you're servile
I'm sceptical, you're cynical.
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Re: The art of debate

Post by boatlady on Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:09 pm

That seems so often to be the tone of debate - just goes round in circles
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Re: The art of debate

Post by Norm Deplume on Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:01 pm

These are most often three part, such as,

I am firm; you are stubborn; he is pig-headed.
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