[ExI] Basis of Belief

Henrique Moraes Machado cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 16:13:16 UTC 2008

ABlainey at aol.com February 26, 2008 12:21 PM Basis of Belief

>The point is that ridicule is a form of violence.  Not physical violence,
>but it is an invitation to physical violence.

We are chimps, not bonobos. On the contrary, there would be much more sex 
and much less violence. :-)

Ridiculing is a powerfull weapon on argumentation. If you make your opponent 
look silly and foolish, then you're closer to winning. If you can make your 
opponent *feel* silly and foolish then you've definitely won. 

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