The Argument from the Bible in the Briefcase

Last night James Croft attended a lecture by famous Christian apologist (and Oxford Professor of Mathematics), John Lennox. James was struck by the especial susceptibility of the American audience to emotional appeals, which led them to give a charming but intellectually shallow, evasive, and unoriginal defense of belief a standing ovation: This shows us something [Read More...]

The Most Effective Rhetorical Strategies For Arguments

Megan McArdle offered some of her blog’s most loyal and esteemed commenters the opportunity to write posts for Christmas.  Rob Lyman seized the opportunity to write some spectacular explanations of the most effective rhetorical strategies for winning arguments online (or, I think, anywhere that you are arguing with others watching).  Read his helpful (and often [Read More...]


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