With an app like Debate Wars great idea by the way is debating even a skill anymore with Google

June 4, 2017, 11:59 pm

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The debate "With an app like Debate Wars great idea by the way is debating even a skill anymore with Google" was started by Etabob on June 4, 2017, 11:59 pm. 7 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 4 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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Etabob, PsychDave and 5 visitors agree.
Najam1, neveralone, MrLuke and 1 visitor disagree.

PsychDave
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You have such a limited, narrow view of success. I'm sorry your life is so empty that you have nothing else to stand for your accomplishments.

2 weeks, 5 days ago

Dave,
Stupid people are haters with no articles or books of their own to sell.
Stupid people are the ones upset about what the Bible says, what the Quran says, what an article about the Muslim woman being cleanest on Earth says.
Get over it punk!
Write your own book or article, sell it, and then, stop being a hater that hasn't died and been sentenced to hell forever yet.

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Google gives information. It doesn't break that down into information that is true, or into a format that is easy to understand and pass on. Debate has become much easier as now it is easy to find more arguments and evidence if you are capable of looking, but there is still skill in researching as well as debating.

Do a search for "is abortion acceptable". You will get many conflicting viewpoints, many with good reasons and evidence for why they believe as they do. The problem is that each of these opinions exist in their own online bubble. There is no discussion between them. That is where debate can come in.

Similarly, you could look into almost any subject and find myriad opinions. The skill comes in breaking down those opinions into which are evidence based, which are self serving lies, and which are online trolls.

If someone posts an article claiming that science has confirmed Muslim women are the cleanest, on first blush it might look legitimate. If you simply look at it without doing any fact checking, you might think it was real. Stupid people would then share that article through social media without doing those checks. As it gets shared, it appears to gain legitimacy through popularity. If you brought that argument to a debate, though, your opponents would fact check your argument and condemn your spreading of lies for what it is.

In closing, we have unprecedented access to information. We have more information available at our fingertips that our grandparents could have dreamed of. Google helps us find that information, but the skill to parse it and relate it to others remains. As debating is more than simply to collecting of information, it remains an important skill.

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Google is merely artificial intelligence,
oh silly nonmuslim mortal!

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Google is a tool. it can only do so much depending on the person while debating in itself must b learned and further honed while also increasing understanding for other opinions and intelligence

2 weeks, 6 days ago
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