Refuting arguments and then correcting them

Steven at Black Belt Bayesian writes:

If you’re interested in being on the right side of disputes, you will refute your opponents’ arguments.  But if you’re interested in producing truth, you will fix your opponents’ arguments for them.  To win, you must fight not only the creature you encounter; you must fight the most horrible thing that can be constructed from its corpse.

A very good insight.  I should get to the Paul Graham essay he refers to.

(via OvercomingBias)

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