Skip to content

Weaponized Arguments

March 30, 2008

In debates across the internet or through newspaper articles some people build a reputation for “sticking to the facts”. Usually, an academic background and a Ph.D. helps in that direction, but one also needs to quote reliable numbers and statistics on a regular and relevant basis. Once such a dominant position is attained, that’s when it’s easier to weaponize one’s arguments by throwing in the occasional unchecked fact that strengthen the thesis. A few creative facts mixed together with a goo of reliable stats multiplies the effects of one’s thesis to the point of becoming devastatingly compelling.


From → Debating, Statistics

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: