Joined: Aug. 2006
|Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Sep. 26 2012,13:51)|
|Quote (midwifetoad @ Sep. 26 2012,16:45)|
|I see only one really good reason for engaging in the argument regarding design, and that is self-education.|
Although there is a lot of repetition in the online debate, I find that the creationist quote mining occasionally brings up nuggets that I haven't encountered or don't fully understand. So I have to read about them. Sometimes this takes weeks or months. Sometimes there are layers of understanding.
The other aspect of self-education is learning to express the argument.
I see this as a win-win situation. Regardless of whether the onlookers learn anything, I do.
agreed. and learning how to insult your opponent graciously is an important skill! LOL
As is learning when not to bother being gracious*.
*Yes, Joe. That would be you.
Math is just a language of reality. Its a waste of time to know it.
- Robert Byers