How to respond to Gish gallops - Deepstash

How to respond to Gish gallops

  • Full rebuttal. Go over every point made by your opponent, and refute each of them individually.
  • Sample-based rebuttal. Select a representative sample of your opponent's arguments, either randomly or based on some criteria, then refute only those arguments.
  • Thematic rebuttal. It consists of identifying the main theme of your opponent's arguments and arguing against that.
  • Group-point rebuttal. Dividing the opposing arguments into distinct groups, then addressing each group separately.
  • Best-point rebuttal. Addressing only the strongest piece of evidence presented by your opponent.
  • Worst-point rebuttal. Addressing only the weakest pieces of evidence.

Different techniques will work better in different circumstances based on who your opponent is and what your goals are.

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