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Identifying yourself with a [[color politics|side]] in a political debate may be [[mind-killer|detrimental]] to rational evaluation of arguments. Arguments get treated as soldiers, weapons to be used to defend you side of the debate, and to attack the other side. They are no longer instruments of the [[truth]].
 
Identifying yourself with a [[color politics|side]] in a political debate may be [[mind-killer|detrimental]] to rational evaluation of arguments. Arguments get treated as soldiers, weapons to be used to defend you side of the debate, and to attack the other side. They are no longer instruments of the [[truth]].
  
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* [[Color politics]]
 
* [[Mind-killer]]
 
  
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*[[Color politics]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/policy_debates_.html Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 00:48, 26 June 2009

Identifying yourself with a side in a political debate may be detrimental to rational evaluation of arguments. Arguments get treated as soldiers, weapons to be used to defend you side of the debate, and to attack the other side. They are no longer instruments of the truth.

See also

Blog posts