Debate Does a Disservice to Ideas
Debate should be about finding Truth.
Not about proving the other guy wrong.
Everyone who holds an idea has a reason for doing so; and
understanding this cause, this reason, and the underlying belief system
this entails are far more important than arguing against them or
'proving' any singular idea wrong.
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High School Debate assigns points for countering one's opponents arguments.
it should give points for enriching those very same ideas and making
those ideas better (richer, stronger, more divergent).