Welcome
Contact Information Zubin Adrianvala zubin@umd.edu Office hours: Wednesday 11 to 12 (by  appointment only)
Rules of Engagement Free  Speech is great and so is free  listening Be Smart Think once before you speak Think twice b...
Avoid Ad hominem "How   can you argue for vegetarianism  when you wear leather shoes ?“ "In order to maintain a civil de...
Avoid Non Sequitur “Not only is there no God, but try getting  a plumber on weekends”   Woody Allen "Tens of thousands o...
Avoid Argument ByVehemence Triallawyers are taught this rule:If you have the facts, pound on the facts.If you have the la...
Recognize Prejudice
Have Fun “Most of the time I dont have much fun. The rest of the time I dont have any fun at all.” Woody Allen
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Week 1

  1. 1. Welcome
  2. 2. Contact Information Zubin Adrianvala zubin@umd.edu Office hours: Wednesday 11 to 12 (by appointment only)
  3. 3. Rules of Engagement Free Speech is great and so is free listening Be Smart Think once before you speak Think twice before you type Be respectful
  4. 4. Avoid Ad hominem "How can you argue for vegetarianism when you wear leather shoes ?“ "In order to maintain a civil debate, I will not mention my opponents drinking problem.“ "I used to think that way when I was your age.“
  5. 5. Avoid Non Sequitur “Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends” Woody Allen "Tens of thousands of Americans have seen lights in the night sky which they could not identify. The existence of life on other planets is fast becoming certainty !"
  6. 6. Avoid Argument ByVehemence Triallawyers are taught this rule:If you have the facts, pound on the facts.If you have the law, pound on the law.If you dont have either, pound on thetable.
  7. 7. Recognize Prejudice
  8. 8. Have Fun “Most of the time I dont have much fun. The rest of the time I dont have any fun at all.” Woody Allen

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