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48 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 February 2008 12:15AM

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Comment author: drewski 16 May 2010 03:36:03AM *  1 point [-]

If only everybody would search for more clarity in communication.

I think in the words I speak in to create logic in my mind. So not only does using a words with fuzzy definitions, exaggerating or twisting sentences affect my ability to communicate clearly, it affects my ability to think clearly.

Barry and Albert could have avoided argument if they saw being proven wrong as something that should be celebrated because their mind has been raised to a new level of understanding. Rather than a defeat. Then their focus would have been on understanding each other rather than defending their position.