August 28, 2015
Gavin McInnes: The Death of Discussion
Gavin McInnes writes:
Every time I try to engage someone in a debate or even present a challenging idea, the response is “I can’t even.” Young people are especially unable to deal and will add, “I literally can’t,” “I don’t know where to start,” and of course, “Is this satire?” The few times you can get them into the ring it’s startling to see how many logical fallacies pop up. We learned about dozens of formal and informal fallacies in high school, but the same five refuse to die.
Oh f*** I hate this:
If the person you’re arguing with says, “Where’d you get that?” to every study or stat you pull up, you’re arguing with the wrong person. I used to email the guy I was arguing with all the pertinent links from our previous discussion, but he’d never bother to read them.