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Comment author: Jonathan_Graehl 10 November 2009 08:48:26PM *  2 points [-]

I agree that people often don't make the necessary distinction between ideas they have evidence against, and unevaluated ideas they've been ignoring because they've only heard them advocated by kooks. As you point out, only ideas in the prior category properly discredit their advocates.