Debunking for Dummies
Here are 10 tips for becoming a good Debunker.
1.) Make broad sweeping statements like "the all of Franch" or "all legitimate historians" or "the majority of scholars". Ad agencies have been using tricks like these for years to help sell their products. The best known to these being the infamous "9 out of 10 (insert authoritive group name here) recommend".
2.) Quote dead people. This way there is no chance of anybody questioning that person to find out whether or not they really made the statement.
3.) When questioned on a point, were you have no proof to back-up your claim, trying changing the subject and throw out a bunch of unrelated facts. This way you look as if you've answered the question by confusing the reader and making them have to try and figure out whether or not you did. It's a good idea to start asking unrelated question at this point to try and make the reader forget what the original question was.
4.) Call the opponents point of view pseudo-science or pseudo-history. This gives the impression that what you are spewing forth is proven science or factual history.
5.) Quote statements by other debunkers as if they are proven facts. This works especially well if the other debunkers work has been published, then not only use his name, but the book title as well.
6.) When losing a debate, try calling your opponent names. Call into question his character and his motives. This serves 2 purposes, It not only helps change the subject, it angers your opponent into saying worst things back, about you. You can then take the high road and claim the person can't take the heat and is just angry because they are losing the debate.
7.) Of course if there is a really hard question, that you cannot answer, the best thing to do is completely ignore it as if it were never asked. Never admit that you don't know the answer, if anything, use the "I will have to look into" routine.
8.) Keep repeating what little evidence you may have, that supports your case, the more often you say it, the better chance you have that somebody will believe it.
9.) State that evidence does exist, but place it in a hard to reach location. Some obscure book in some foreign language always works well. Then you can say the people of that country have known the facts for years. In this way, you can also claim, the information is being covered up by the pseudo-historians, who don't want the truth to be known.
10.) Use the lack of contrary evidence, as proof your opinion is correct. This is called "winning by default" or there is no proof that what I am say is wrong, therefore, it must be write.
See, who says we can't learn anything from Le Popol.