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jonjermey's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by jonjermey

If they are bright enough, and you really want to pursue this, you could say something like:

"You agree that there's no point having a discussion unless each side has a chance of influencing the other, right? So to keep our discussion going, tell me: what kind of evidence would I have to provide to make you change your mind? You don't have to be specific -- just indicate the kind of facts I would need to supply in order to make you consider the falsehood of your position."

If they can't or won't, or their 'facts' are impossible to obtain, then you exit with dignity. Otherwise you provide those facts.

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