I've had an argument with someone and I would like to know for sure if I'm right. I don't know if you have heard of the board game "Catan", it's not really important. Well, long story short, at the start of the game, when you place the resources - I said that if you plant the resources in a random order - throw them around the table then put them in place, while faced down, and turn them around face up, is the same thing as pulling each card from the resources, also face down, and put them in a "snake trail". - He says -> No that is not the same thing because I've read the rules and they say we have to put them in a "snake trail".
It's the same random, because RANDOM IS RANDOM. This is like saying, in a "who has the highest card game", we have 2 cards faced down and we have to decide who draws the first card, because it matters who draws the first card.
He simply did not understand and used the game rules as an argument for his "no" answer, which had obviously no connection with the fact that he failed in logic.
My question is, how do I explain to him that his logic is wrong, how do I make him see he's using a wrong argument for his answer, and how do you deal in general with people like him?