Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Levels of disagreement

A wonderful essay "How to Disagree" came my way from Kapil Paranjape via Rahul Basu. It's here. In the spirit of my two previous blogs, I would like this to be compulsory (or at least recommended) reading for everyone who participates in committee meetings, and certainly for all faculty members.

2 comments:

khpss said...

Just to underline that I was merely the messenger!

The essay is by Paul Graham.

Kapil.

Rahul Basu said...

While I agree with the spirit of Paul Graham's post, just to turn some of his examples around, I would have little patience with trying to carefully and systematically prove the errors in the arguments of Intelligent Design or say, Flat Earth advocates.