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Why can't some people engage in an intelligent discourse without resorting to ad hominem attacks,

even writing scathing articles about them ? What happened to the art & concept of mature, logical, & impartial discussions? When will people realize that argumentation is a futile waste of energy, leading to dissension or worse?

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Best Answer Leslie McCowen (lovemychris) says

20 months ago
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    Austinstar 20 months ago

    Sandie, you have pretty much summed it up! I would only ad one thing, 10. Mental illness - some people are very sick.

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Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

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    Lisa HW 20 months ago

    When people are careful enough to make sure their own assertions are well founded and adequately objective, they're right more often; and therefore not at all insecure about being wrong when it turns out they are Insecure/overly so fight dirty.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 20 months ago

    This was a general discussion, not anyone in particular. People regularly resort to ad hominem attacks in discussions, esp. in internet forums.