Cafe Meetup 8/6: Double Crux

We’ve put it off for a while, but it’s finally time: We’ll practice the Double Crux technique of disagreement resolution. In this technique, you try to find some fact that, if you could be convinced of it, you’d change your mind (or at least would be a significant blow to you view). To make it “double”, you try to make it the same issue of fact for both of you.

In keeping with the spirit of the activity (and avoiding flamewars), we won’t try to actually resolve the disagreements, but just get as far as identifying what could potentially resolve them if more information came in.

We’ll start with a list of statements on which you can express agreement or disagreement, and then find pairs of people who fall on opposite ends of the issue. I might have a program for doing the pairing, but otherwise will use an old-school technique to pair people up.

The meetup is at Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar, in the cafe area. Look for the LW and SSC signs. People start arriving at 1:30 pm, and the main activity will begin at 2:30 pm. Please follow posted guidance and notices in the store, such as the one about outside food.

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