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It’s A Mistake For Democrats To Oppose Everything On Principle

Flowchart for a rational debate (View larger) With Democrats nearly fading to obscurity after the 2016 elections — Republicans gained control of all three branches of the federal government, control 34 of 50 governor’s mansions, and 66 of 99 state legislative bodies — I think Democrats are mistaken to oppose everything the new regime proposes.[…]

How To Convert An Atheist

This is the meme in question, with my question typed on it at bottom I can’t quite decide whether to call this recurring segment “Debunking Silly Christian Memes” or “Silly Meme Saturday”, but maybe it doesn’t need a name. But it does need doing. No, I’m not searching out memes to debunk; that would be[…]

How To Lose An Argument

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Published on: 2014.08.30

My first train of thought here was “Why do people get so upset/angry during discussions?” Particularly discussions or arguments about politics, religion (often versus another religion or versus science), social issues, and so on. My quick conclusion was that many (most?) people don’t know how to have a civil discussion, argument, or debate. Disclaimer: I[…]

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