Things said on twitter fade far too quickly so I preserve rants for future reference
I understand nuance is lost when making digestible messages, but still surprised some people believe the simplified version uncritically.
If there is nothing in a statement that makes you question it, chances are you aren’t thinking hard enough. Even axioms should raise a brow.
@ jumplogic Retreating to Echo Chambers> Debate.
@ DanRyyu People rarely change minds in arguments. Echo chambers prevent it. Conversation allows focus on finer points that can overturn views
Don’t stake your pride on being correct. You are doomed to be wrong eventually. You’ll deprive yourself of intellectual honesty and growth.
Take pride in both vindication AND concessions or you miss half of what justifies the views you hold. Routinely test for breaking points
Only then do you actually value being correct over just winning arguments.
Poking around finer points is not always apologetics. Blanket ignoring of valid fine points alienates those who’s position hinges on them.
It prevents you from modifying your view to accommodate these insights. Details matter, these are often what lead me away from my past ideas
At the very least you have an understanding of what makes the other side tick, instead of assumptions, and can craft better arguments