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18
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YES! :) NO! :(
Debate Score:21
Arguments:11
Total Votes:24
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IS DEBATING USEFUL?

Many people are here, on this site, debating and argueing about the world and what they think is wrong or not right.

 

But is it useful to be creating such a site and debate? 

 

I REALLY WANNA KNOW.

YES! :)

Side Score: 18
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NO! :(

Side Score: 3
6 points

Debate is actually very important. If you don't debate, you don't refine a critical skill that is required in life. Additionally, you will find out if your side of an argument is actually sound or full of holes. I often enter a debate thinking that the side I have chose is the best or correct side, just to find out that there are other opinions that change my mind. Also, by debating here, you are enriching the world. The are people who come here from over 200 countries. The read and participate. They are interested in your perspective. Often times, people from different countries and backgrounds have much to share that other have not thought about. Eventually, this site will become a fountain of knowledge that others can search through to find their own answers and conclusions. Debating is a fundamental part of life.

Andy

Side: YES! :)
2 points

Of coarse debating is useful because you need to share your idea's and need the person to agree on what you believe is true!

Side: YES! :)
1 point

Yes debating is useful. It allows us to resolve issues otherwise having an unknown answer. Debating allows the two subjects two examine both sides of an argument, create a happy medium and also compromise. To sum up my statement and re-iterate on my opening line. Yes, debating is in fact useful for various reasons

Side: YES! :)

Of course debating is useful. Debating is an organised discussion that helps you not only to prove your point but also do learn about what/ why others think what they think and to learn how they look at the world. Id you dont win the debate you have still always gained some knowledge. And sometimes debating can make you aware of certain issues and problems

Side: YES! :)
1 point

Of course! Debating is so so useful. Sometimes, we need to discuss with the other about something then, we find some a different arguments with another and we need a follow up.

Side: YES! :)

Absolutely. You may not completely convert someone to your side but you both may temper your opinions, understand the other side, learn something, compromise, strengthen your own argument, or just reinforce your belief that you are right.

Side: YES! :)

Otherwise,we've not been here;It enhances our skill to analyze a situation which may have different perspectives,enhances our skill to present our idea in a more acceptable manner that is approved by most.Everyone has a say in everything so obviously it's helpful.

Side: YES! :)
0 points

Yes. It is a cheap source of entertainment and good for several laughs. Often those that claim to be against your position do nothing more than reinforce it. One argues logic, seldom has any.

Side: YES! :)
2 points

But after we debate , nothing happens right?

so debate for..?

Side: NO! :(
addltd(5117) Disputed
2 points

Dear Terry Here,

Please see my post on the other side of this debate. You may think that nothing happens after you argue a debate, but that is just the start. So much more happens after a debate is created and argued. People around the world look at the debates and learn from them, make decisions because of them and create additional debates. Your input can change the world.

Andy

Side: YES! :)
1 point

Debate is useful in the sense that it helps introduce a topic to a listener. However, its limited time frame means that the scope of the arguments provided by both sides are cursory at best and not condusive to understanding of an issue.

Furthermore, in debate, citing references for facts is something that is rare compared to academic journals which have pages of reference material (think works cited). It is simply much more difficult to fact check a debate versus academic journals.

Side: NO! :(