Let's improve our debating skills, shall we?
AOL Answers is by far the most addictive site on the Internet. It is an open forum where we may present our views in an informal manner and expect answers.
The one thing I see lacking is to understand debate itself. Debate is not what de fisherman put on de end of da hook. Debate is our effort to explore actual problems and find creative solutions.
Debating a moot question may help some of you people learn what debate is.
First, we identify the question, then we explore the question, then we attempt an answer.
Second, we reply. Any number of debaters may reply as long as the reply is factual and revealing. We explore each other's answers until we determine a rational answer.
Third, we rebut. Is there something wrong with the answer (besides that you feel that the question or answers or the inquirer was stupid).
Fourth, we call for the question.
Fifth, we summarize the salient points and their application. The question ends here with a feasible answer.
Are we all on the same page?
To get the ball rolling, "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"