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When I'm arguing with a fool...
...I hope nobody's listening to me talk to myself.
There comes a time in some arguments—a time of futility—where I find myself tempted to make absurd statements (and defend them) to amuse myself. The big problem is that arguing effectively with a fool can be hard work with little or no reward. It's easy to toss out some ridiculous assertion and see if it sticks, but it can be hard to gather up all the evidence necessary to really bury it. And when you're done, is the fool enlightened? It is the nature of fools that enlightenment does not reach them.