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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.
Instead, it should give points for enriching those very same ideas and making those ideas better (richer, stronger, more divergent).