4 Very Useful (albeit Lesser-Known) Online Debate Tools


Occam’s Pacifier

“When confronted with a theory that threatens your sense of the world and your place in it, reject it in favor of a theory that doesn’t.”

The Law of Godwin’s Law

“As an online discussion with Fascists grows longer, the probability of the mention of Godwin’s Law approaches 1 (100%).”

Heisenberg’s Faux-Certainty Principle 

“It is impossible to both know the exact meaning of an advanced scientific principle and to want to use it in a conversation with laymen at the same time.”

De Gustibus Non Disputandum Est Unless

“There is no disputing about taste unless the other person enjoys music by Sting.”

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