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Beamer wrote on Apr 20, 2023, 15:35:
Prez wrote on Apr 20, 2023, 13:44:
You know, I disagree with Beamer a lot, but I respect his opinions on most things because he uses logic and evidence to form his opinion on most things even when he doesn't agree with me. There are others who do that as well but they are few. People who look at things emotionally simply cannot be rational on a subject and instead all too often make incorrect (and frankly insulting) assumptions about someone. The fact is everyone here very much want fair treatment for everyone because they are human beings. The fact that you're thinking is constantly clouded by hyper-emotion (those aside from Beamer) means we cannot communicate however. All of our lives will go on, so it's not the end of the world. I ultimately couldn't care less what you think of me, but I also will not continue to entertain your irrational thinking. I don't think any less of you, I just know you aren't worth engaging currently.

I used to be an absolute ass to you. You know this well, haha.
It's probably what I regret most on this board, and I've mellowed out, gotten more open minded about where people come from, and looked for the good in what may drive bad arguments.

Which, given my posting history here, even recently, is probably scary, haha.

Haha.

Don't mistake lack of intellectual diversity, a decline in critical thinking, and further polarization of this echo chamber as personal development. Based on the archive, I suggest you look behind you and witness the field of straw men. How many more will you build before age and experience give you the wisdom to see the absolute futility of this practice? Instead, may I suggest the practice of building steel men?

The practice of steelmanning involves representing an argument or position in its strongest and most convincing form, rather than misrepresenting or oversimplifying it as is done in strawmanning. This approach has several benefits over strawmanning, including:

1.) Intellectual honesty: Steelmanning requires a commitment to understanding and accurately representing the opposing viewpoint, which demonstrates a commitment to intellectual honesty and fairness in argumentation.

2.) Improved understanding: By engaging with the best version of the opposing argument, one can gain a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of both sides of an issue. This can lead to more nuanced and informed discussions.

3.) Constructive dialogue: Steelmanning promotes a more constructive and respectful dialogue between individuals with different views, as it encourages active listening and consideration of the other person's perspective.

4.) Stronger arguments: By engaging with the strongest version of an opposing argument, one can identify potential weaknesses in their own position and strengthen their own argument.

Overall, steelmanning is a more effective approach to argumentation than strawmanning, as it promotes intellectual honesty, improves understanding, fosters constructive dialogue, and leads to stronger arguments. You're absolutely welcome!
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