And the pejoratives, ad homs, and simply diverting the discussion away from anything substantive are the main tactics, for certain. It's easy to understand why, though. People have placed so much of their identity and self into their beliefs that they can no longer separate themselves from their beliefs. So anything poses that is a threat to their beliefs must be thwarted at all costs - even at the cost of reason and logic. On the whole, it seems that emotions and beliefs are more powerful than reason and logic, which is an interesting concept to ponder actually.
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