Pwning is a contest of consciousness vs. mechanical thought where only consciousness can win or lose over mechanical thought. If this is understood, it can be seen that all contestants in a game of pwning win or lose together, never one or the other.
The goal of the initiatior of the pwn game is to demonstrate that he understands a thesis or concept at the level of being, or at least well enough that he understands it in a fully conscious way. If he is unable to do this, he will learn where he has been mechanical in his thinking and has increased his consciousness. If he is successful, he again has increased his consciousness from the effort of defending his thesis.
The goal of the adversary of the pwn game is to detect mechanical thinking in the thesis of the initiator. Win or lose, he learns ever better ways of detecting the mechanical thinking of others and in himself.
The ability of the initiator to achieve his goal is dependent on the resistance of the advisary. If the advisary is unable to provide enough resistance, the initiator will learn nothing.
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