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How do you argue vs this?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by shanegotu11, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. shanegotu11 Brown Belt

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    You get in a debate in a room full of people and the person always argues this way "only stupid people will argue with this" or "its factually proven and dumb people only argue it."

    Now this person can talk and sounds correct when they debate but aren't. They get new people to believe them.

    How do you debate back with them? I provide facts and they repeat the remarks. How do people fall for it?
     
  2. weed ベルセルク

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    "thanks for coming clean with your stupidity, I applaud you..".
     
  3. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Re: It's factually proven...
    - Demonstrate that it's not factually proven.

    Re: Only stupid people will argue this...
    - Demonstrate that this can be attached to any statement, and show it's ludicrous by saying it before demonstrably intelligent or true things.
    - Give an example(s) of an intelligent person who argues it.
     
  4. Alphaboy Gold Belt

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    You don't.


    Part of maturing is knowing what fights to pick or walk away from.

    "only stupid people will argue this" suggests their mind is already made up. Any point you make, they'll attempt to counter it rather than consider. I don't know what it is you are talking about specifically, but if you have evidence that disproves their evidence you can present it, they can choose to take it or leave it.
     
  5. Threetrees Free Jon Gruden

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    well don't do that one
     
  6. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Why not?

    "Only stupid people think the speed of light is the fastest speed possible."

    Well...
    [​IMG]

    I'm afraid you will have to revise your claim that only stupid people believe X.
     
  7. Threetrees Free Jon Gruden

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    Oh I thought you meant more like

    "No one smart thinks evolution is a myth"
    "Well my friend Bob went to Dartmouth and he's a creationist so check mate"
     
  8. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Well, if it could somehow be demonstrated that Bob is smart, that would invalidate the first claim (unfortunately).
     
  9. boingyman If can, can. If no can, no can.

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    citation please
     
  10. closequarters Brown Belt

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    Play devil’s advocate with your argument. And cite your source.
     
  11. spin Gold Belt

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    "Only a Sith deals in absolutes"
     
  12. all caps Gold Belt

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    <PlusJuan>

    Why would I even want to have a discussion with someone that childish?

    When they're serious about talking, theyll come back.
     
  13. Sleestaxk Blue Belt

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    fill the room with uppercuts. It the only way
     
  14. n...not crazy Silver Belt

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    Don't debate people you don't respect. It's pointless.
     
  15. General_Speckz Purple Belt

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    Have a woman argue on your behalf (women are never wrong) or know more about *physics than the other person.

    If you know more about the source of all things that puts you on a higher perch to sit from.

    It's actually really basic.

    *Which includes a lot of statistical math.
     
  16. Bitcoin Green Belt

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    This sounds like a meeting on the Graveyard shift of 7-11 assistant store managers. In my stratosphere we don't throw around stupid, moron, imbecile so freely. Its more insinuated.
     
  17. Colageneration Banned Banned

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    I'm going to tell you the truth TS.

    The people you are describing are morons and their arguments are easy to dismantle.

    If everyone else in the room thought they came across more informed than you, you must be just as, if not more retarded.

    I don't know what the debate was about but even I am convinced that you were probably wrong.
     
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    i'm a CIS white male, i'm always correct. <28>
     
  19. steeldragon Green Belt

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    Depends on what the argument is about but most of the time Google can prove them wrong
     
  20. The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    This. Just pull out your phone and Google that shit.
     

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