Ahhhh, maybe I see what you're complaining about

Are you primarily thinking of this as applying to creationists etc?

The part of the reason I put the caveat 'people about as reasonable as you' in the first place was to exclude that category of people from what I was talking about.

That is not the central category of people I'm suggesting this for. Also, I'm not clear on why you would think it was.

I'm not using creationists as an example because it's central; I'm using it as an example because it's unambiguous. It's really hard to sidetrack the argument by suggesting that maybe the creationists are right after all, or that I'm being arrogant by thinking the creationists are mistaken, etc. so creationists work well as an example.

(And an idea that works for central examples but fails for edge cases is an idea that fails.)

The part of the reason I put the caveat 'people about as reasonable as you' in the first place was to exclude that category of pe

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0jsalvatier3yMaybe I'm still misunderstanding.

The "I Already Get It" Slide

by jsalvatier 1 min read1st Feb 201723 comments

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