[<< wikiquote] Debate
Debate is a formal method of interactive and position representational argument. 


== Quotes ==
I never knew any debatable point not maintained on both sides by unanswerable arguments ; …
Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality (1831), Vol. II, Chapter 21Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.
Gertrude Stein
First written as an undergraduate at Radcliffe College (1895); "The Radcliffe Manuscripts", Form and Intelligibility (1949)Ignorantia non est argumentum.
Translation: Ignorance is no argument.
Baruch Spinoza, Ethica ordine geometrico demonstrata et in quinque parses distincta, Part 1, Addendum; Amsterdam, 1677.
Originally used to oppose traditional theological views that everything exists and is determined by divine intervention because no other plausible reason or explanation is seen.


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