This post will serve as an index post to the series covering topics regarding the problems with pseudoskepticism and debating tactics.
- The Challenge of Pseudoskepticism provides an outline of common debate tactics that pseudoskeptics use and possible countermeasures.
- Against Those Who Cannot be Turned… discussed the use of satire in addition to arguments and evidence to convince the audiences when it is clear that your opponent is a heavily entrenched and cannot be convinced.
- The Three-Pronged Fruitfulness of Strategic Pluralism talked about the benefit of multiple approaches in different contexts and the artificial selection of debating tactics.
- The Intellectual Poverty of Pwnage? explained the problem with primarily using evidence-free rhetoric by using the example of the backfire effect.
- The Struggle Against Poultry provided a critical analysis of one proposed debating tactic against pseudoskeptics.
- Overcoming Selective Rationality shifted gears and talks about how scientific skeptics must not let themselves fall into the trap of pseudoskepticism and suggested ways to limit this problem.
- The Joys of Being Wrong and the Benefits of Humility continued on this theme distinguishing winning an argument from learning what is reasonable and the benefits of humility.
While this particular series is complete for now, I intend to write a new one on basic and not so basic concepts in scientific skepticism.