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interesting parallel

"I am wrong" is no better a contribution to an argument/discussion than "I am right" is. "I concede" is no better than "I win".

if the arguments are on the table, either everyone already knows you won/lost/whatever, or they disagree about the result, in which case telling them what it is would be dumb.


Elliot Temple on October 21, 2004

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Um...



It seems to me that saying "I am wrong" is a useful thing to say.



Not to advance the argument, but to let the other party know that there's no longer a disagreement and he can stop trying to convince you.


Gil at 1:42 PM on October 22, 2004 | #1153

You're right that it has a point generally. That's why I wrote:



"I am wrong" is no better a contribution to an argument/discussion



Your phrase (doesn't advance arg) is clearer, but I did have it.


Elliot at 5:12 PM on October 22, 2004 | #1154

What do you think?

(This is a free speech zone!)