When arguing with
someone and the other party distracts
the topic by resorting to appeals of emotion, belief
and other logical fallacies.
The conversation gets caught in a loop. As it reads
on the back of a shampoo bottle at the end of the instructions...rinse and repeat.
"X must exist. I just saw a poll that says 90% of all Americans believe in X."
"99% of everyone once thought the world
was flat. They had no evidence
and were proven
wrong by people
who sought the truth."
"X must exist! If X did not exist, then the world
would be a horrible
"You'll be able to move on. Its only in your
mind that X influences your
"I acknowledge that I have no argument for the existence of X. However, I have a great desire for X to exist. Therefore I accept that X exists."
"This is like arguing with a shampoo
bottle. You're stuck
in a loop of rinse and repeat."