He’s saying we should all use reason and evidence to persuade each other, which is correct, but he’s also saying that when what we’re fighting for might not be based on reason we should use reason anyway (which you really can’t without lying.) THAT is the “Shapiro Principle” and it’s ugly.
I point all of this out not to paint me as some extraordinary character, as there are many out there who are like me. I want it to serve as a contrast to the experiences I've heard commonly expressed by my acquaintances. I've discovered that many individuals suffered great lengths throughout their