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originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: FHomerK
Your argument makes sense only when you consider the level of the filter being used. Some things are nonsense and should not be part of an intellectual debate. An example that jumps to mind is eugenics. To me, the whole flat earth idea should be in the hoax bin too. To draw on your diet analogy, candy in moderation is fine, but rocks are not. They shouldn't be on the diet at all. There are some ideas that shouldn't be on the intellectual diet either.