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Comment by paul4 on The American System and Misleading Labels · 2008-01-02T16:11:00.000Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Lee: Why does it matter if he made a good point in an argument that you disagree with? The quip rings true, even if he was flawed when he used it.

For example, if I say: "Most trees have leaves, therefore I hate black people." Total non-sequitur. Still, both statements might be completely true, and it would be unreasonable to disavow the fact that most trees have leaves or that I hate black people just because I used both points in a logically flawed argument.