- Steve Bruno
Web Project Manager,
Prerequisites for a debate
I have noticed that in many debates, so much time is wasted in things such as semantics. I think the best way to start with a debate is to define the words you will be using, and the assumptions you are making. I think that will bring so much clarity, and will stop debates from getting sidetracked.
You can debate the assumptions and definitions, but if they are clearly outlined, then it's all on the table at the beginning. We all have assumptions, and at times different definitions, this is fine, but we need to recognize these to have intelligent and respectful dialog.