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Comment 18 by Jos Gibbons:
Either a person's arguments are irrefutable, in which case you must accept their conclusions, ...

Not exactly. Arguments may be irrefutable, but not true. For example, the argument that Intelligent Design works by divinely guided evolution, is irrefutable because there is no way to show that a divine hand is not involved (just that one need not be involved). You don't have to accept an argument as true when there has not been sufficient support, even if you can't refute it.

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:56:54 UTC | #912972