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38 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 October 2007 11:47PM

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Comment author: wedrifid 18 October 2011 09:32:24AM *  4 points [-]

It means 'change the topic and talk about something fun'. The 'You could be right!' also constitutes 'fogging'. ie. It diffuses the argument and gives them nothing to attack and less incentive to take an aggressive stance on that issue.

Comment author: MarkusRamikin 18 October 2011 10:43:10AM *  9 points [-]

Fogging indeed. If Matthew by his question meant "how would you honestly address that argument", then you didn't answer Matthew any more than that hypotetical presuppositionalist.