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Old 09-25-2019, 02:43 PM   #7038 (permalink)
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The similarity I see between Greta and Soph (besides the Autism/Intelligence) is that both present an us vs them message, one which will ultimately be ineffective because people already identifying as "us" are in agreement, while those in the "them" camp will be turned off by the condemning tone of speech. It doesn't move the average in any direction, but extends the extremes.

The whole appeal of Scott Adams and the like is they spend the time to explain their line of reasoning starting at the beginning. It respects the audience by assuming nothing about whether they agree/disagree, but instead give them the opportunity to follow along and decide for themselves if the journey is convincing.

This approach to discussion requires maturity, which requires practice and time.
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