Troll on Trial Extravaganza #4 – With a Very Special Guest!

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This show is an open invitation to give voice to our critics. You will be able to direct your criticism at Joshua John Banko (The Canadian Atheist), and uzalu (uzalu.net). The concept was a joint creation.

Your challenge is to survive half an hour of being rational and amicable to discussion. If you run the gauntlet successfully, you will be awarded the illustrious title of “not a troll”. More details on how to play are below.

By ‘Troll’, we mean an ‘Intellectual Troll’, someone who cannot honestly defend their positions. We understand this isn’t the standard definition of ‘troll’.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, sign up by messaging @TrollOnTrial on twitter. You’ll need to follow that account to get the link to join when the time comes.

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How To Play

  1. You must provide evidence for your claims.
    1. If you admit that you can’t do so, we won’t hold this rule to be broken, but will also dismiss your claim.
    2. Where applicable, you must provide a reference (like a link or time-stamp).
    3. Ideally, you should have the evidence in a form which is easy to use in the discussion, like reading a quote instead of just giving a time-stamp.
  2. You must state the position we hold which you intend to attack, as well as your position which contradicts it.
    1. If you state as our position one that we do not hold, we will correct you and give you a little time to reassess your angle.
    2. If you persist to get our position wrong, we’ll hold this rule to be broken. (unless you can provide evidence of hypocrisy.)
  3. You must not use logical fallacies.
    1. You will get one strike, and we will warn you when it happens. Your second fallacy will break this rule.
    2. This includes moving the goalposts from your original position, as well as straw-manning our position, hence rule 2.
  4. You must not make excessive interruptions or attempts to slow down or stop the conversation.
    1. If you just maintain basic human respect for everyone else, you should have no problem with this.

Good Luck!

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