Tuesday, April 7, 2015

How to Disagree

     Anyone who writes a public blog is used to receiving disagreeing comments.  In 2008 Paul Graham, an English programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist, wrote an insightful essay on the various levels of disagreement one might experience.  At the lowest level is the "Name Calling".  Next lowest are the "Ad hominem attacks."  The most competent levels consists of "General Refutation" to "Refutation of the Central Point."
     Graham's complete essay can found here http://www.paulgraham.com/disagree.html

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