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In what category should it be? Democracy? --Earthland 18:25, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
- "Debate and democracy" should be the second paragraph of the introduction as it was before, the current formatting seems ugly to me.
- I think it would be nice to include some quotes about debate, but I don't know what quote template should be used?? Can anyone help me? Or what do you think about the following quotes:
- “It is better to debate a question without settling it, than to settle a question without debating it.” - Joseph Joubert
- "You may be right and I may be wrong but with an effort, together we may get nearer the truth.” - Karl Popper
- "Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.” - Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (points out the democracy of debate)
- --Earthland 18:56, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
tl;dr CP debate
Formal Debate versus written debates
I was wondering if we should add a comparison in this article between formal [spoken] debates and literary debates. I mean, they're so different, and generally speaking a literary debate is superior in that both sides have time to research and respond appropriately to every point raised by the opponent - something which cannot be done in a verbal debate (thus why creationists prefer the latter). Exceeder123 (talk) 08:20, 29 January 2015 (UTC)