posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by Phage
I've really gotta ask this Phage, do you ever wonder if your debunking style might be detrimental to discussion (not to mention a little bit lazy...)
on a site like this?
I very seldom see you provide any sources for your debunking, just a request for sources. This is inherrantly poor form in any field of discussion,
but even more so on a site like this, after all you are insisting on peer approved, credible sources, and the Paranormal/Esoteric by its very nature
doesn't have that sort of thing, as if it did it would, by definition not be considered Paranormal or Esoteric...
Not a dig (because at the very least you have honed your art
), but surely you must conceede that saying "Hoax", or "Not true, prove it" or "Need
sources" is the easiest of all debating methods? Added to which, you venture nothing at all in your arguaments, if someone provides a link you can
just say "I did not know that", and if not you win, either way, its the other person who's having to do all the work.
I just don't see how a dialectic can come about when all you do is deny, to quote Monty Python "That's not an arguament, you're just contradicting
Surely it would be more of a challenge, and hence more fun to apply your technique on a Skepting/debunking website and argue for the existance of the
edit on 30-8-2011 by MaxSteiner because: sorting out paragraphs a little