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My outlook is that well-intentioned discussion only helps a serious theory, and that - especially for the non-academic researcher - can serve as a kind of peer review to help keep the author's perspective on track.

Likewise, it makes as little sense to slap down a less-well-thought-out theory as it would to slap down someone who is just in the process of learning a complex language. You come to learn language by using it, just as you tend to learn useful things by pursuing a thoughtful line of inquiry to its eventual conclusion - even if that conclusion ultimately contradicts the original theory.

Likewise, there is often something useful to be gained even from (sometimes especially from) a person who holds the most naive perspective on a given topic, and there is value to everyone in letting that person pursue their thought. Consequently, in my view, the poster who presents what in the card game Bridge is called a shut-out bid ultimately does a disservice to everyone.

To my way of thinking, anyone who casts themselves as a debunker has already concluded that their perspective is and must be the correct perspective. In that case, why bother to join a discussion group?

- Laird

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debunking alternative theories 338 Titus Livius 02-Jul-09 19:10
Re: debunking alternative theories 257 cladking 02-Jul-09 19:55
Re: debunking alternative theories 210 drew 02-Jul-09 23:11
Re: debunking alternative theories 219 Scott Creighton 02-Jul-09 23:52
Re: debunking alternative theories 209 survivalcell 03-Jul-09 00:01
Re: debunking alternative theories 220 cladking 03-Jul-09 01:37
Re: debunking alternative theories 226 survivalcell 03-Jul-09 18:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 216 cladking 04-Jul-09 00:07
Re: debunking alternative theories 293 Susan Doris 04-Jul-09 07:14
Re: debunking alternative theories 245 cladking 04-Jul-09 07:26
Re: debunking alternative theories 282 Susan Doris 04-Jul-09 07:31
Re: debunking alternative theories 244 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 07:31
Re: debunking alternative theories 219 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:10
Re: debunking alternative theories 258 cladking 03-Jul-09 22:56
Re: debunking alternative theories 206 papalou 05-Jul-09 22:27
Re: debunking alternative theories 255 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 06:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 303 carolb 06-Jul-09 18:13
Re: debunking alternative theories 232 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 20:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 232 papalou 06-Jul-09 23:29
Re: debunking alternative theories 295 carolb 07-Jul-09 16:43
Re: debunking alternative theories 216 NetWorkAngel 07-Jul-09 16:51
Re: debunking alternative theories 205 Bobajot 08-Jul-09 03:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 161 Andy McCallum 02-Jul-09 22:40
Re: debunking alternative theories 216 Archae Solenhofen 02-Jul-09 23:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 208 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 00:03
Re: debunking alternative theories 247 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 03:17
Re: debunking alternative theories 249 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 10:23
Re: debunking alternative theories 234 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:20
Scott 246 Warwick 03-Jul-09 17:54
Re: debunking alternative theories 252 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 18:13
Re: debunking alternative theories 253 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:08
Re: debunking alternative theories 232 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 23:59
Re: debunking alternative theories 249 cladking 04-Jul-09 01:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 247 Archae Solenhofen 04-Jul-09 18:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 252 cladking 04-Jul-09 18:54
Re: debunking alternative theories 220 papalou 05-Jul-09 22:47
The coiled serpent 221 Morph 06-Jul-09 13:58
Re: debunking alternative theories 241 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 07:03
Re: debunking alternative theories 230 cladking 06-Jul-09 21:46
Re: debunking alternative theories 270 Susan Doris 07-Jul-09 07:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 238 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:16
Re: debunking alternative theories 274 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 18:47
Re: debunking alternative theories 236 Morph 02-Jul-09 23:22
Re: debunking alternative theories 233 drew 02-Jul-09 23:25
Re: debunking alternative theories 235 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:48
Re: debunking alternative theories 211 Warwick 03-Jul-09 18:08
Re: debunking alternative theories 271 richarddullum 03-Jul-09 05:50
Re: debunking alternative theories 233 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:38
Re: debunking alternative theories 235 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:36
Re: debunking alternative theories 250 Titus Livius 04-Jul-09 11:57
Re: debunking alternative theories 268 cladking 04-Jul-09 19:14
Re: debunking alternative theories 218 Titus Livius 05-Jul-09 10:22
Re: debunking alternative theories 230 cladking 05-Jul-09 20:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 265 Susan Doris 03-Jul-09 07:36
Re: debunking alternative theories 292 Susan Doris 03-Jul-09 07:43
Re: debunking alternative theories 215 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 10:58
Re: debunking alternative theories 221 Essan 03-Jul-09 08:52
Re: debunking alternative theories 214 Laird Scranton 03-Jul-09 15:05
Re: debunking alternative theories 242 Warwick 03-Jul-09 17:47
more scholarly feedback 180 Warwick 03-Jul-09 18:00
Re: more scholarly feedback 220 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:45
Re: debunking alternative theories 343 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 18:42
actually.. 242 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:08
Re: actually.. 209 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:17
Re: actually.. 211 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:39
Re: actually.. 264 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:43
Re: actually.. 256 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:50
Re: actually.. 202 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:56
Re: actually.. 216 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:13
Re: actually.. 200 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 20:33
Posturing.. 231 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:46
Re: Posturing.. 248 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 20:54
Re: Posturing.. 230 Warwick 03-Jul-09 21:01
Re:Opinion Alert! 237 Sirfiroth 04-Jul-09 06:03
Re:Opinion Alert! 251 Warwick 04-Jul-09 17:58
Re:Opinion Alert! 206 Sirfiroth 04-Jul-09 19:49
Re:Opinion Alert! 206 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 20:03
Re:Opinion Alert! 228 Warwick 05-Jul-09 18:45
Re:Opinion Alert! 234 Sirfiroth 05-Jul-09 20:21
Re:Opinion Alert! 291 Warwick 05-Jul-09 21:05
Re: Posturing.. 260 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 08:15
Re: Posturing.. 211 Warwick 04-Jul-09 18:10
Re: Posturing.. 225 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 18:33
Re: Posturing.. 222 Warwick 04-Jul-09 19:09
Re: Posturing.. 267 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 19:27
Re: Posturing.. 226 cladking 04-Jul-09 20:01
Re: actually.. 299 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:15
Re: debunking alternative theories 240 drew 04-Jul-09 03:24
Titus 236 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 208 Diomede 05-Jul-09 22:39
Re: debunking alternative theories 279 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 06:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 237 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 14:56
Re: debunking alternative theories 244 Titus Livius 06-Jul-09 18:39
Re: debunking alternative theories 283 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 20:40
Re: debunking alternative theories 257 bookwise 06-Jul-09 15:24
Re: debunking alternative theories 232 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 15:47
Re: debunking alternative theories 209 Diomede 06-Jul-09 20:11
Re: debunking alternative theories 215 bookwise 06-Jul-09 20:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 262 Susan Doris 07-Jul-09 07:38
Re: debunking alternative theories 252 Titus Livius 08-Jul-09 18:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 201 Warwick 08-Jul-09 19:03


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