posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 09:45 AM
reply to post by rickymouse
Rickymouse, you ask, in the closing summary of your OP, wether or not the idea is viable. I think that this question is rather more involved than it
may, at first, appear.
For a start, that largely depends on the subject matter involved with the individual case that is being worked on at the time. For instance,
concensus is possible on matters pertaining to some sciences, where facts are known, and idiocy is easily identified and corrected.
However, on matters where politics, religion, and the like are concerned, it may be very much harder to come to a unanimous agreement, or anything
close to it, since these things are based on an individuals opinion and the influence that the culture of thier nation, town or village has had on
thier upbringing. They are far more difficult as a result.
However, I think that the idea has vast merit. I believe that there are people abroad in the wilds of ATS who would appreciate the oppertunity to use
thier reasoning and discussion skills, to come up with answers to the questions that bind us all, solutions to the issues of the day. Although I would
also point out, that when a thread is well written, it usually asks questions of those participating, which have the effect of turning debate toward
finding solutions rather than seeking to further divide opinion.
I agree its worth looking into though, for certain.