Mudcat Café message #1034107 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63595   Message #1034107
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
12-Oct-03 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Fighting fair in arguments
Subject: RE: BS: Fighting fair in arguments
When I mentioned weak points I was mainly meaning points where someone's argument is seriously open to challenge. I think we should be more interested in the weak points that seem to show up in our own arguments than in those that show up in the case being argued by an adversary.

The fact that an adversary might be talking nonsense is no guarantee that we are right in what we are saying. And my main concern in a real discussion is that what I say should be able to stand up and make sense. Otherwise winning is just a waste of energy, except in the case where it's just a play debate.