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DeMyer's Zeroth Law of Internet Debating states:
DeMyer's First Law of Internet Debating states:
DeMyer's Second Law of Internet Debating states:
“”Anyone who posts an argument on the internet which is largely quotations, can be very safely ignored and is deemed to have lost the argument before it has begun.
DeMyer's Third Law of Internet Debating states:
“”Anyone who posts a picture with a caption which does anything other than describe the picture is deemed to have already lost on the point they were trying to make and it can be ignored.
DeMyer's Fourth Law of Internet Debating states:
“”Anyone who resorts to answering and "best answering" their own questions on Yahoo! Answers, in order to win their argument, is deemed to have lost the argument before it has begun and can be ignored.
Amazingly enough, anyone outside RationalWiki has noticed these, including the
popular UK morning commuter fishwrap Metro.
- PalMD coins DeMyer's law
- Patchy of Freethought & Rationalism with the early form: "Until such time as he can articulate and defend his own argument or question in his own words, he can be very safely ignored."
- Why do atheists constantly bash God but are eerily silent on Satan?
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