EIEIO: Thanks. I understand the purpose of debate and how they are steered, especially when it comes to things like this. I cut this out of the episode because I didn't want to put it out there so much in case George or Mike listened. My primary goal is ONLY to come across as reasonable. Secondary goal is to plant seeds of doubt in Mike's followers.
The reason for the primary goal is that Mike and others have painted me as an unreasonable, hateful person who refuses to accept anything he says. The reason for the secondary is because so much of what Mike puts out there is so easily shown to be wrong, and I hope to get in a few of those things (such as pareidolia not existing). There is ZERO way I would ever convince Mike that he is wrong, so I'm not going to try. Same with George for the most part, I expect. Same with much of the audience, too, based on their past "instapoll" results. So, I don't intend to.
But, if I reach just 1% of the audience, that's around 100,000 people. Not bad.