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Rules of discussion

There was a post on Google plus which had a flowchart about rules of discussions. This is my response;

All the above flow chart does is set out one person's view of what discussion is, and it is, on it's own terms, not to be discussed! No alternative view of a discussion is allowed. In fact I reckon the form of the above discussion is both sterile and open to bullying by the most intellectually able or the one who can quote the most 'reasonable evidence'. In fact, the more I think about it the more it resembles intellectual bullying.