Why are we even debating? 95% of people will believe what they like anyway.

Posted by: Cold-Mind

Pick the most correct statement, since probably none is absolutely correct.

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We hope we will change someone's position.

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Actually more than 80% people change their position after loosing the debate.

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Because we enjoy proving people who have opposite opinion are wrong.

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We can't think of better way to spend our free time.

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Because there are some people who had not decided yet, and their decision depends on our performance in debate.

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Because we enjoy making our beliefs more truth-looking.

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lifemeansevolutionisgood says2014-07-30T08:30:57.8631089-05:00
For me, to better understand the arguments for and against... And sometimes to show them they are completely wrong.
Duncan says2014-07-30T08:42:52.0448429-05:00
To show that we can discuss topics from conflicting angles in the hopes of reaching compromise or conclusion while retaining a degree of respect and civility for the opinions of others.
The_Immortal_Emris says2014-07-30T08:47:03.8492852-05:00
Because the only way to truly understand a position is to put yourself through a crucible of alternative thinking. If your idea survives, and your argument is compelling, you're likely basing it off of logic. If you get destroyed and you can't make any salient points, you're either going to reexamine your position, or others will dismiss it outright for being so obviously based in illogic. Case and point. Another user got banned for throwing a temper tantrum after losing a debate where he claim Denmark brutally conquered Greenland. This never happened, but he was insistent to the fact. After losing the debate, he threw a tantrum and got himself banned. But at least three people were encouraged to research the material we debated on, and confronted him over his ignorance. Three people learned something they wouldn't have known, as a result of our debate. Will he continue to lie to people? Yes. Will they believe a word of it, now that there is such blatant proof he's wrong? I doubt it. Debating is just as much about protecting others from propaganda as it is about winning an argument, at least for me.
mishapqueen says2014-07-30T09:05:53.0112902-05:00
I do debate to improve communication skills.
Formerland1 says2014-07-30T09:20:02.0214395-05:00
Because my parents don't like to debate with me constantly .
MyDinosaurHands says2014-07-30T10:48:11.8320294-05:00
I would pick many of these options if I could. Point is, intelligent dialogue just makes us better people all around. We are smarter in our beliefs and stances, we are more informed of what the other side thinks, and we're more prone to talking than to taking to conflict.
Sfaulkner says2014-07-30T12:04:17.3063377-05:00
There are some people who extremely biased that nothing will change their minds. The debates will work mostly for undecided people.
SiorafasNaCillini says2014-07-30T16:26:59.7096149-05:00
People debate to spew fallacies at the other side and even outright bully them because people get all worked up if you disagree with them.
JasperFrancisShickadance says2014-07-30T16:28:33.3114149-05:00
Some people want to be proven wrong, and they aren't proven wrong they like to prove to themselves that they're right.
yetifivepecks says2014-08-05T18:40:00.3002224-05:00
I am with DinosaurHands. I am here for intelligent discussion, and to grow as a person. Hopefully, I will help others to do the same in the process.
Formerland1 says2014-08-15T20:20:45.6757451-05:00
Also to look for like minded people .

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