Most of our daily lives involve debates. Maybe not to the extent as in this Piers Morgan piece 🙂
Who wins in a Debate?
One aspect I notice is that very few people enter a debate at the 51-75% mark, where they lean towards a point of view, but is willing to move to the other side based on the arguments presented by the other party. I.e. A Semi-Open Mind. Mostly, we deal with folks who are very determined about their point of view. Irrespective of the views and points raised by the other party, most of such debates will end with “Let us agree to disagree” or some such neutral statement.
Dont get me wrong, I am also guilty of such behaviour.
Take Global Warming, for example. Is there Global Warming or not?
What is the Truth? Is there such a notion, Truth?
Each side can line up a set of Researchers and Geologists who can lay down a series of “proofs” as to why their point of view is the “Truth”.
Point to ponder, isnt it?