It is a common practice at schools, to have debates and assign kids to each side. Defending a side one disagrees with, is supposed to be a good skill. What are they missing? Both that there is a truth of the matter, and that to argue against what one thinks true, means to say things one thinks false (or to avoid saying anything substantive, which I suppose is rather common). Fucking relativists.
Going to sleep. Mean to try and write curi/Isyn dual soon after I wake.
What's wrong with trying to argue for something you disagree with? Could help understand the opposition better. Making up explanations for untrue stuff might be good practice for understanding the logic.
> What's wrong with trying to argue for something you disagree with? Could help understand the opposition better.
i'm not clear what Anon means.
a- you disagree with a position and you try to look for the good points it has.
b- you disagree with a position and you act like you agree with it and try to justify it with half-truths.
a is good. b is horrible.
i think elliot was talking about b.
i think Anon replied as if elliot was talking about a.