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Joe McCarron

I am not sure it is best to think our goal should be to convince those who disagree with us. It may be good enough to just identify where we disagree. People have different goals so it makes sense that they will disagree about the importance of different arguments.

Eric Schliesser

I don't you disagree with Liam, really. The fundamental aim is to facilitate mutual understanding. To identify where we disagree is conducive to that.
But if -- ignoring the wisdom of Liam's position -- one is in the business of refuting others, one should aim to be convincing to them.

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