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Omnivorous
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Message 59 of 110 (253703)
10-21-2005 1:42 PM
Reply to: Message 39 by Parasomnium
10-19-2005 6:06 PM


Re: arrogance and respect
Parasomnium writes:
You can start out kindly with everyone, but with some people there comes a moment when the kindliness wears thin.
Sound game theory, and I agree.
When I was lurking here, what most impressed me (aside from Ned's nose), was the degree of civility and calm the evolutionists maintained in the face of remarkably obfuscatory replies. I have previously demonstrated my own difficulty with matching that standard, but I'm working on it.
One thing to consider: the person who continually dodges questions and spouts nonsense starts to look like someone recruiting dupes; the person who maintains an unperturbed, reasoning engagement of the evidence starts to look like the possessor of a reasonable position.
That is winning.
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