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How to respond to gish gallop?

wordy
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12/15/2014 2:45:31 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm not sure whether it's the fitting category for it, but I'm posting it here... How to gish gallop? Please, give as many examples as possible.
wordy
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12/15/2014 2:46:20 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/15/2014 2:45:31 AM, wordy wrote:
I'm not sure whether it's the fitting category for it, but I'm posting it here... How to gish gallop? Please, give as many examples as possible.

I mean how to respond to gish gallop?
Benshapiro
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12/15/2014 2:54:48 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/15/2014 2:46:20 AM, wordy wrote:
At 12/15/2014 2:45:31 AM, wordy wrote:
I'm not sure whether it's the fitting category for it, but I'm posting it here... How to gish gallop? Please, give as many examples as possible.

I mean how to respond to gish gallop?

With gish gallop x2
wordy
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12/15/2014 3:00:27 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/15/2014 2:52:45 AM, Romanii wrote:
Take out the axe you brought to the debate tournament with you and silence your opponent.

Can you elaborate, please?
wordy
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12/15/2014 3:01:13 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/15/2014 2:54:48 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 12/15/2014 2:46:20 AM, wordy wrote:
At 12/15/2014 2:45:31 AM, wordy wrote:
I'm not sure whether it's the fitting category for it, but I'm posting it here... How to gish gallop? Please, give as many examples as possible.

I mean how to respond to gish gallop?

With gish gallop x2

Well, that's a good idea.
bluesteel
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12/15/2014 3:06:38 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/15/2014 2:45:31 AM, wordy wrote:
I'm not sure whether it's the fitting category for it, but I'm posting it here... How to gish gallop? Please, give as many examples as possible.

Tell judges at the beginning not to vote on any under-warranted and under-explained argument, and then respond only to their well-explained arguments or the ones that are most dangerous to your side.

It's safe to assume that if you don't really get their full point for the one or two sentences they said, the judge won't either.

Also, depending on the type of debate event, just drop stuff and respond to it later; they can only extend so many things. They'll say you dropped it, but just say that it wasn't warranted or explained earlier, so the drop shouldn't count.
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)
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12/15/2014 3:30:36 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/15/2014 3:06:38 AM, bluesteel wrote:
At 12/15/2014 2:45:31 AM, wordy wrote:
I'm not sure whether it's the fitting category for it, but I'm posting it here... How to gish gallop? Please, give as many examples as possible.

Tell judges at the beginning not to vote on any under-warranted and under-explained argument, and then respond only to their well-explained arguments or the ones that are most dangerous to your side.

It's safe to assume that if you don't really get their full point for the one or two sentences they said, the judge won't either.

Also, depending on the type of debate event, just drop stuff and respond to it later; they can only extend so many things. They'll say you dropped it, but just say that it wasn't warranted or explained earlier, so the drop shouldn't count.

Thanks a lot :)