Is Honest Debate Dead ?
Honest debate is almost a thing of the past, or it might already be dead. Although I am fond of intellectually honest debate, about 90% to 95% of the statements made by people I attempt to have honest debate with have been of the intellectually dishonest variety. Almost all arguments consist of one intellectually dishonest debate tactic after another. I believe this is one of the main reasons why our country has gotten so screwed up and divided. I know I'll most likely catch it from both sides for asking this but....does anyone realize that on almost every thread (if not all) in the Forums, the entire thread is taken up with childish bickering and name calling? What happened with honest debate?
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