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Message 16 of 59 (346275)
09-03-2006 5:38 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by NosyNed
09-03-2006 1:58 PM

Re: An approach??
Do not engage but ask for a lot of clarification. E.g., "how do you know?", what do you mean?, what do you define .... as?
I find this to be an extremely effective techniqe to fend off ignorant people who attack your acceptance of just about anything; evolution, feminism, liberalism, agnosticism, etc..
Acting curious and asking them to elaborate upon how it is that they know this information, who claims these things to be true, what did they do to check to see if the information is accurate, and so on, is a great way to get THEM to think about what they are claiming and saves you from trying to deal with a "Gish Gallop" situation.
Edited by schrafinator, : No reason given.

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