Archives for September 2017

Learning & Persuasion Are Not Side Effects of Debate

Somehow debating has become a positive and healthy activity. We do it on tv, YouTube, conferences, and social media. More often than not you will here the screams of the masses calling for two adversaries to debate. Disagreement becomes a spectacle to be entertained by. What’s worse is the claims that debating improves logical thinking, […]

The Cultural Wars, Explained

The group that fights against “X” instead of for “Y” ultimately loses. Anytime your cause is characterized by opposition to a position, or reactionism (think anti-abortion vs. pro-life), it will be less palatable to the people you’re trying to convince. It makes it sound like your movement is overtly critical or backward, implying right off […]

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