When informally debating, do you mind when your opponent moves their goalpost?

Posted by: reece

Moving the goalposts is an informal fallacy in which evidence presented in response to a specific claim is dismissed and some other (often greater) evidence is demanded. That is, after an attempt has been made to score a goal, the goalposts are moved to exclude the attempt. The problem with changing the rules of the game is that the meaning of the end result is changed, too.

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Yes, I do mind. It's annoying.

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No, I don't mind. I find it intellectually stimulating.

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It depends.

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I don't notice most of the time.

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