Getting on the debate "scene"
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22-08-2014, 06:17 AM
RE: Getting on the debate "scene"
(22-08-2014 02:15 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  Nobody is ever convinced by staged debates. People watch it in the same way they watch sport, to cheer on their own side. The only intention in a live debate is to create an overall impression about who is more likely to be correct.

I don't think I can agree with you on that. Consider

There's a PBS show that shows debates; the format is that the audience is polled before the debate (for, against, undecided) and then after.

The results are always different, sometimes dramatically so.

I will try to find a link - maybe they are on-line.

Edit: Well, that was easy. Tongue Here you go.

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22-08-2014, 06:23 AM
RE: Getting on the debate "scene"
I stand corrected!
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22-08-2014, 04:35 PM
RE: Getting on the debate "scene"
Thanks for the feedback guys. I am new to the site, and so this was a great introduction. I will take all of this advice onboard and see what I can do with it.

If somebody points out a fallacy, and you call fallacy fallacy, that doesn't mean you are right. That just means you committed the very fallacy you accused your opponent of.
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