This principle says that you should resist finding the weakest spots when people are presenting their argument. You should treat people as intelligent, and try to understand the best version of their argument, even if they present it in a weak form initially.
If you spot simple errors in what people are presenting, assume they’ve made an honest mistake, and give them a chance to clarify.
You’re much better off if you can defend against the strongest version of an argument, not its weakest.
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