- Denver Cannon
- Wickes, AR
- United States
volunteer soccer coach,
Is it accepted as ethically positive behavior to confront any view anywhere on which we do not agree?
Why must we always defend our understanding and attack those which contradict them? Is it possible to have civil discourse? Why do we have so little respect for differing views?
The comments depart from conversing on the talk, to debating semantics or ethos of other comments.
TED to my understanding should be above petty disputes(and regardless of your understanding, they are petty in that they are misplaced). My beliefs are often offended even by the presenters, but I listen to them because most contain "Ideas worth spreading". On a TEDTALK about the atrocities against women, a comment is made to suggest a solution and then the next several pages are others tearing apart her idea or defending it, debating population. People, women are being tortured and murdered! And someone offers Hope to the millions and the point is lost.
I do not deny that many of the ideas are worthy of debate. But there is a time and place, and I do not think that a debate on population is appropriate in the comments on a TALK about the atrocities committed against women. Would it not be more appropriate to debate population on another page?
TED in my understanding is a place of coming together from all humanity in our various forms to engage in civil discourse, am I wrong?
And remember, this is NOT a debate, if you wish to debate, start a DEBATE on the DEBATE PAGE. May you all be blessed and a blessing to me.