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Response to MADem (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 12:46 AM

17. Your last sentence is one of the most important parts.

Elsewhere on DU, and not just those groups where we would expect this kind of behavior, mocking and ridicule are considered almost "sacred rights" of those that "converse" that way. And, it seems to be more about having an argument or fight than having a simple discussion.

A kind of personal definition I have for this is that an argument is meant to be won. Whereas a discussion is more about learning or even teaching, such that all parties walk away having learned something about the others, hopefully positive

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