cite as: F. Bi. 2008. Roy Green ‘referees’ debate by talking a lot. Intl. J. Inact., 1:129
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Ever watched a high school debate where the judges keep asking long questions, or a parliament session where the Speaker talks a lot? Yet somehow Roy Green decided this was a good way to ‘referee’ the Littlemore vs. Monckton debate.1 It’s quite revealing that Green thought he had to force his own viewpoint through relentlessly.
Not that it’s all Roy Green’s fault, though. I got the impression that Littlemore was engaging in the debate totally unprepared. For whatever reason, he seemed to have forgotten the tried-and-proven advice that people have given — over the years, and in recent days — on what to do in debates such as these: for instance, emphasize on a few salient points, and beware of the Gish Gallop.
Anyway, though the debate’s over, yet the real struggle has probably just begun: there’s still the hordes of mysterious characters who will very likely appear on the Internets Tubes pretty soon now…
- By the way, I have a recording of the debate proper, but I’m not sure about uploading the whole thing due to copyright issues. It’s about 36′ and weighs in at 12MB when converted to Ogg Speex format.
Update 2008-08-18: Well, a few mysterious characters have appeared, but they’re arguably a bit different from what was predicted…