Essay:"Argumentation is tiresome"

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Argument: Argumentation is tiresome.

Counter-argument: Doesn't each argument only need to happen once? There are only three possibilities: you win, they win, or you determine that nobody can win. Then you archive the results and how/why you got there for next time, so you don't have to cover the same ground twice.

Counter-counter-argument: Have you never later thought, "I should said THIS!"

Counter-counter-counter-argument: Well, then you go back to the archive and say "Let me revise and extend my remarks" and reopen debate. Even if the debate keeps getting re-opened and re-closed over a lifetime, though, there will be long periods in which there is no arguing because no one can think of further arguments, which gives you plenty of time to accomplish other stuff.