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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 476 Titus Livius 02-Jul-09 19:10
Re: debunking alternative theories 350 cladking 02-Jul-09 19:55
Re: debunking alternative theories 288 drew 02-Jul-09 23:11
Re: debunking alternative theories 326 Scott Creighton 02-Jul-09 23:52
Re: debunking alternative theories 313 survivalcell 03-Jul-09 00:01
Re: debunking alternative theories 334 cladking 03-Jul-09 01:37
Re: debunking alternative theories 325 survivalcell 03-Jul-09 18:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 307 cladking 04-Jul-09 00:07
Re: debunking alternative theories 384 Susan Doris 04-Jul-09 07:14
Re: debunking alternative theories 420 cladking 04-Jul-09 07:26
Re: debunking alternative theories 363 Susan Doris 04-Jul-09 07:31
Re: debunking alternative theories 344 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 07:31
Re: debunking alternative theories 363 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:10
Re: debunking alternative theories 381 cladking 03-Jul-09 22:56
Re: debunking alternative theories 333 papalou 05-Jul-09 22:27
Re: debunking alternative theories 351 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 06:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 450 carolb 06-Jul-09 18:13
Re: debunking alternative theories 324 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 20:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 325 papalou 06-Jul-09 23:29
Re: debunking alternative theories 392 carolb 07-Jul-09 16:43
Re: debunking alternative theories 315 NetWorkAngel 07-Jul-09 16:51
Re: debunking alternative theories 358 Bobajot 08-Jul-09 03:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 325 Andy McCallum 02-Jul-09 22:40
Re: debunking alternative theories 319 Archae Solenhofen 02-Jul-09 23:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 296 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 00:03
Re: debunking alternative theories 340 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 03:17
Re: debunking alternative theories 344 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 10:23
Re: debunking alternative theories 382 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:20
Scott 333 Warwick 03-Jul-09 17:54
Re: debunking alternative theories 342 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 18:13
Re: debunking alternative theories 343 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:08
Re: debunking alternative theories 330 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 23:59
Re: debunking alternative theories 332 cladking 04-Jul-09 01:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 336 Archae Solenhofen 04-Jul-09 18:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 342 cladking 04-Jul-09 18:54
Re: debunking alternative theories 314 papalou 05-Jul-09 22:47
The coiled serpent 312 Morph 06-Jul-09 13:58
Re: debunking alternative theories 342 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 07:03
Re: debunking alternative theories 328 cladking 06-Jul-09 21:46
Re: debunking alternative theories 376 Susan Doris 07-Jul-09 07:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 350 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:16
Re: debunking alternative theories 376 Archae Solenhofen 03-Jul-09 18:47
Re: debunking alternative theories 327 Morph 02-Jul-09 23:22
Re: debunking alternative theories 331 drew 02-Jul-09 23:25
Re: debunking alternative theories 376 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:48
Re: debunking alternative theories 298 Warwick 03-Jul-09 18:08
Re: debunking alternative theories 397 richarddullum 03-Jul-09 05:50
Re: debunking alternative theories 322 Titus Livius 03-Jul-09 17:38
Re: debunking alternative theories 365 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:36
Re: debunking alternative theories 335 Titus Livius 04-Jul-09 11:57
Re: debunking alternative theories 377 cladking 04-Jul-09 19:14
Re: debunking alternative theories 307 Titus Livius 05-Jul-09 10:22
Re: debunking alternative theories 381 cladking 05-Jul-09 20:18
Re: debunking alternative theories 366 Susan Doris 03-Jul-09 07:36
Re: debunking alternative theories 394 Susan Doris 03-Jul-09 07:43
Re: debunking alternative theories 322 Scott Creighton 03-Jul-09 10:58
Re: debunking alternative theories 311 Essan 03-Jul-09 08:52
Re: debunking alternative theories 299 Laird Scranton 03-Jul-09 15:05
Re: debunking alternative theories 344 Warwick 03-Jul-09 17:47
more scholarly feedback 263 Warwick 03-Jul-09 18:00
Re: more scholarly feedback 324 cladking 03-Jul-09 23:45
Re: debunking alternative theories 495 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 18:42
actually.. 338 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:08
Re: actually.. 310 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:17
Re: actually.. 375 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:39
Re: actually.. 367 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:43
Re: actually.. 346 Warwick 03-Jul-09 19:50
Re: actually.. 313 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 19:56
Re: actually.. 300 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:13
Re: actually.. 295 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 20:33
Posturing.. 330 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:46
Re: Posturing.. 347 Rob Miller 03-Jul-09 20:54
Re: Posturing.. 317 Warwick 03-Jul-09 21:01
Re:Opinion Alert! 392 Sirfiroth 04-Jul-09 06:03
Re:Opinion Alert! 334 Warwick 04-Jul-09 17:58
Re:Opinion Alert! 290 Sirfiroth 04-Jul-09 19:49
Re:Opinion Alert! 303 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 20:03
Re:Opinion Alert! 318 Warwick 05-Jul-09 18:45
Re:Opinion Alert! 399 Sirfiroth 05-Jul-09 20:21
Re:Opinion Alert! 372 Warwick 05-Jul-09 21:05
Re: Posturing.. 341 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 08:15
Re: Posturing.. 312 Warwick 04-Jul-09 18:10
Re: Posturing.. 308 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 18:33
Re: Posturing.. 318 Warwick 04-Jul-09 19:09
Re: Posturing.. 382 Rob Miller 04-Jul-09 19:27
Re: Posturing.. 331 cladking 04-Jul-09 20:01
Re: actually.. 394 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:15
Re: debunking alternative theories 331 drew 04-Jul-09 03:24
Titus 331 Warwick 03-Jul-09 20:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 311 Diomede 05-Jul-09 22:39
Re: debunking alternative theories 381 Susan Doris 06-Jul-09 06:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 331 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 14:56
Re: debunking alternative theories 344 Titus Livius 06-Jul-09 18:39
Re: debunking alternative theories 372 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 20:40
Re: debunking alternative theories 398 bookwise 06-Jul-09 15:24
Re: debunking alternative theories 318 Laird Scranton 06-Jul-09 15:47
Re: debunking alternative theories 304 Diomede 06-Jul-09 20:11
Re: debunking alternative theories 317 bookwise 06-Jul-09 20:49
Re: debunking alternative theories 336 Susan Doris 07-Jul-09 07:38
Re: debunking alternative theories 363 Titus Livius 08-Jul-09 18:34
Re: debunking alternative theories 279 Warwick 08-Jul-09 19:03


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