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Made me think of this, via Krugman/DeLong
[...] much of the discipline is not a branch of science or even of dialectic, but merely of rhetoric [...]

(that was about economics, of course, but partially the mind set may be the same.)

We've forgotten about dialectic in this day and age.
"Debate" today means "getting the other guy to shut up".


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sapere aude

by Number 6 on Wed Jan 9th, 2013 at 10:10:14 AM EST
Or screaming in a person's ear until the words come out of their mouth.
by ATinNM on Wed Jan 9th, 2013 at 10:51:23 AM EST
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