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I’m well aware that you don’t accept an argument unless it’s supported by a scientific publication.

By the way, to be pedantic...

I do not accept a scientific argument unless it's supported by evidence/data (e.g. peer-reviewed publications). The expository power of the scientific method relies on peer review and reproducibility. Hand-waving and opinion are not evidence nor data, and I would not accept it as such. Someone's opinion is not equivalent to facts, and there are no alternative facts (despite what some people want to believe).

I can accept arguments about non-scientific matters if they are based in logic. Lots of things aren't covered by science, and therefore scientific publications. Then we have to resort to logic and reason because those are the only tools we have.
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