posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 09:29 PM
reply to post by iterationzero
Ah, Thanks! I think that is kinda what I was getting from the thread I linked to above. I take it that, basically, this stuff was overwhelming the
other areas of the forum so they created this to let the creationism vs. evolution themed discussions take place, and to investigate issues (like the
push of creationism in schools) as being a kind of conspiracy.
So, it is okay to debate these things as long as you come at it as a 'conspiracy', as opposed to just discussing the merits of creationism as a
I suppose this is the touchiest subject out there! From most of the arguments I've seen, a lot of the fighting occurs when posters are knowingly
using different definitions of the same words, so they can claim the other poster is wrong, and then they just beat their points into the ground
without listening to what the other poster is saying. Kind of like a high school debate, in which you are not there to learn, but to attack and
counter-attack. I suppose that kind of thing should be left in the debate section, which would definitely make it easier, in my opinion, to enjoy the
non-debate threads. However, I also see how this could anger some people if they feel like they aren't being allowed to voice their opinion. Maybe if
the debate forum had a wider audience, then the fighting would die down in the other threads. That would be great.