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[–]knowbodyelse 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

I like this concept. I guess affirmation is acclaim and upvotes. have an upvote.

[–]Abraxas 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

have an upvote.

I prefer to call them capstones now.

[–]sighbourbon 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

its good to see this again -- about ten years ago it was referred to often

its like seeing an old friend

[–]Abraxas 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

Et lux in tenebris lucet

[–]Mike 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

One funny way to interpret this pyramid would be that each layer needs the one below it to function, essentially making debate an elaborate ritualized form of name calling, citations included.

[–]knowbodyelse 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I disagree, a direct refutation does not require anything but a statement that can be refuted, and the willingness to do so. it seems to me to be the reverse: the lower levels need the upper levels to function. oh, wait, in my haste to disagree, I skimmed over the 'funny' interpretation caveat. everyone's idea of what is funny is a little bit different, carry on.