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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 499 Titus Livius 02-Jul-09 19:10
Re: debunking alternative theories 361 cladking 02-Jul-09 19:55
Re: debunking alternative theories 298 drew 02-Jul-09 23:11
Re: debunking alternative theories 337 Scott Creighton 02-Jul-09 23:52
Re: debunking alternative theories 324 survivalcell 03-Jul-09 00:01
Re: debunking alternative theories 346 cladking 03-Jul-09 01:37
Re: debunking alternative theories 338 survivalcell 03-Jul-09 18:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 318 cladking 04-Jul-09 00:07
Re: debunking alternative theories 449 Susan Doris 04-Jul-09 07:14
Re: debunking alternative theories 490 cladking 04-Jul-09 07:26
Re: debunking alternative theories 375 Susan Doris 04-Jul-09 07:31
Re: debunking alternative theories 354 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 07:31
Re: debunking alternative theories 447 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:10
Re: debunking alternative theories 418 cladking 03-Jul-09 22:56
Re: debunking alternative theories 382 papalou 05-Jul-09 22:27
Re: debunking alternative theories 362 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 06:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 503 carolb 06-Jul-09 18:13
Re: debunking alternative theories 336 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 20:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 339 papalou 06-Jul-09 23:29
Re: debunking alternative theories 402 carolb 07-Jul-09 16:43
Re: debunking alternative theories 325 NetWorkAngel 07-Jul-09 16:51
Re: debunking alternative theories 368 Bobajot 08-Jul-09 03:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 363 Andy McCallum 02-Jul-09 22:40
Re: debunking alternative theories 328 Archae Solenhofen 02-Jul-09 23:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 307 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 00:03
Re: debunking alternative theories 349 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 03:17
Re: debunking alternative theories 354 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 10:23
Re: debunking alternative theories 448 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:20
Scott 344 Warwick 03-Jul-09 17:54
Re: debunking alternative theories 354 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 18:13
Re: debunking alternative theories 355 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:08
Re: debunking alternative theories 396 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 23:59
Re: debunking alternative theories 343 cladking 04-Jul-09 01:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 347 Archae Solenhofen 04-Jul-09 18:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 355 cladking 04-Jul-09 18:54
Re: debunking alternative theories 326 papalou 05-Jul-09 22:47
The coiled serpent 323 Morph 06-Jul-09 13:58
Re: debunking alternative theories 355 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 07:03
Re: debunking alternative theories 338 cladking 06-Jul-09 21:46
Re: debunking alternative theories 388 Susan Doris 07-Jul-09 07:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 419 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:16
Re: debunking alternative theories 386 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 18:47
Re: debunking alternative theories 337 Morph 02-Jul-09 23:22
Re: debunking alternative theories 342 drew 02-Jul-09 23:25
Re: debunking alternative theories 389 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:48
Re: debunking alternative theories 309 Warwick 03-Jul-09 18:08
Re: debunking alternative theories 408 richarddullum 03-Jul-09 05:50
Re: debunking alternative theories 333 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:38
Re: debunking alternative theories 375 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:36
Re: debunking alternative theories 345 Titus Livius 04-Jul-09 11:57
Re: debunking alternative theories 388 cladking 04-Jul-09 19:14
Re: debunking alternative theories 318 Titus Livius 05-Jul-09 10:22
Re: debunking alternative theories 450 cladking 05-Jul-09 20:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 378 Susan Doris 03-Jul-09 07:36
Re: debunking alternative theories 414 Susan Doris 03-Jul-09 07:43
Re: debunking alternative theories 333 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 10:58
Re: debunking alternative theories 321 Essan 03-Jul-09 08:52
Re: debunking alternative theories 308 Laird Scranton 03-Jul-09 15:05
Re: debunking alternative theories 357 Warwick 03-Jul-09 17:47
more scholarly feedback 276 Warwick 03-Jul-09 18:00
Re: more scholarly feedback 335 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:45
Re: debunking alternative theories 553 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 18:42
actually.. 350 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:08
Re: actually.. 322 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:17
Re: actually.. 436 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:39
Re: actually.. 378 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:43
Re: actually.. 359 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:50
Re: actually.. 325 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:56
Re: actually.. 310 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:13
Re: actually.. 306 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 20:33
Posturing.. 342 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:46
Re: Posturing.. 405 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 20:54
Re: Posturing.. 326 Warwick 03-Jul-09 21:01
Re:Opinion Alert! 457 Sirfiroth 04-Jul-09 06:03
Re:Opinion Alert! 344 Warwick 04-Jul-09 17:58
Re:Opinion Alert! 300 Sirfiroth 04-Jul-09 19:49
Re:Opinion Alert! 314 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 20:03
Re:Opinion Alert! 327 Warwick 05-Jul-09 18:45
Re:Opinion Alert! 465 Sirfiroth 05-Jul-09 20:21
Re:Opinion Alert! 383 Warwick 05-Jul-09 21:05
Re: Posturing.. 353 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 08:15
Re: Posturing.. 323 Warwick 04-Jul-09 18:10
Re: Posturing.. 318 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 18:33
Re: Posturing.. 330 Warwick 04-Jul-09 19:09
Re: Posturing.. 395 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 19:27
Re: Posturing.. 342 cladking 04-Jul-09 20:01
Re: actually.. 405 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:15
Re: debunking alternative theories 342 drew 04-Jul-09 03:24
Titus 343 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 322 Diomede 05-Jul-09 22:39
Re: debunking alternative theories 393 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 06:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 340 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 14:56
Re: debunking alternative theories 354 Titus Livius 06-Jul-09 18:39
Re: debunking alternative theories 383 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 20:40
Re: debunking alternative theories 456 bookwise 06-Jul-09 15:24
Re: debunking alternative theories 329 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 15:47
Re: debunking alternative theories 315 Diomede 06-Jul-09 20:11
Re: debunking alternative theories 328 bookwise 06-Jul-09 20:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 347 Susan Doris 07-Jul-09 07:38
Re: debunking alternative theories 375 Titus Livius 08-Jul-09 18:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 288 Warwick 08-Jul-09 19:03


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