posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 11:55 PM
I missed the ball on this one. I do love discussing things, and at times playing, though despise the term, 'devil's advocate'. I do it to friends
and family all the time, but they get mad instead of discuss
I would be a bit nervous anyway, since, I have never participated in a 'real' debate. My spelling and grammar skills are not up to scholarly
standards, and I do find at times defending something I don't believe, to be a hard job to do if I am passionate about the side I would be arguing
against ... but, I guess that is one thing that really exercises your mind!
Research is definitely required for a full-on debate. Most discussions with people in person, and in threads, can be quite thorough with just the
knowledge acquired in your life and some quick referencing ... that is if you love to absorb information and form your own opinions anyway.
I am glad to see the debates, and I thank you Vagabond for starting them. It is nice to see intellectual banter that doesn't become a flame war now
I am going to read through your past debates ... I didn't even notice the section until you posted and got it going. Looks like there will be some
interesting reads from the past
Kudos to you all for taking the high road and exercising your brains!!!