Originally Posted by Brutha
Originally Posted by cdn2wheeler
But I'm willing to be wrong. I discuss these things and search for evidence because that's how I learn. A free exchange of ideas, argument and counter-argument are, to me, vital in expanding my understanding.
How do you know? You could be wrong there too.
Could be. But I'd bet he has seen what happens to understanding when people argue to promote understanding rather than arguing for the sake of appearing right, or refusing to discuss things at all.
And I'd also bet that, like me, what he has seen/experienced shows that the first method, arguing with the intent of expanding understanding, has been much more effective than any other approach.
But I could be wrong