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Occam’s Razor

The main idea: Don't fabricate a complicated theory when you have a simpler one that handles a phenomenon just as well.

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  1. Re-express your target’s position so clearly and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
  2. List any points of agreement.
  3. Mention anything that you have learned from your target.
  4. Only then are you permitted to say so much...

It stands for “jumping out of the system.”It can be applied to science, philosophy, and arts.

It describes the process in which inconvenient facts are whisked under the rug by intellectually dishonest champions of one theory or another.

Mistakes are opportunities for learning and for creating something truly new.

Often the world “surely” is as good as a blinking light in locating a weak point in the argument.

It's a mode of argumentation or a form of argument in which a proposition is disproven by following its implications logically to an absurd conclusion. 

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