Arguing on the Debate Wars app/site makes you smarter

May 4, 2015, 4:20 pm

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The debate "Arguing on the Debate Wars app/site makes you smarter" was started by I_Voyager on May 4, 2015, 4:20 pm. 18 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 15 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

I_Voyager posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument, Zuhayr posted 1 argument to the agreers part.

I_Voyager, PsychDave, Raydiff3r, scooter6381, Seraphim, Marvelgirl2002, toughgamerjerry, sighnomore99, prisonmanic, Trance, Zuhayr, jack_tim_45 and 6 visitors agree.
ufufugh, Sosocratese, Mrcolaman, jonatron5, soullesschicken, wdz, Airish and 8 visitors disagree.

Yes it is true that debating make stop started cause everytime you answer something your always imagine something and also learn.

3 years, 6 months ago

I agree. Whether I sway people to agree with me, am myself swayed, or reach an impasse, I learn something in my research, I learn from my opponent's arguments, and occasionally I learn something about my own biases. There are people on this app that I disagree with frequently, but I can still respect their intellect, and often find myself challenged.

4 years, 8 months ago

Often when I engage in debates with the more rational people on here, I prove I'm right, or I'm proven wrong, or we reach a stalemate.

No matter what the outcome, I find the challenge makes me smarter. In cases where I've been right, I've had to copy down my arguments and turn them into thesis'. When I've been wrong, I've felt myself bettered for it. Even when I've reached a stalemate, I've found my intellect challenged and improved.

Also, members on this site (thus far) don't descend into pointless flame-wars. We've reached emotional high-points but we've kept it civil. That's a good thing. This means the intellectual effort of argument is making us all just a bit smarter.

4 years, 8 months ago
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