Sounds like Uncle Oscar

June 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

People Argue Just to Win, Scholars Assert – NYTimes.com. I haven’t fully throught through the implications of this research. I do know, however, from years coaching debating that if the topic wasn’t one that had any importance to the debater, they could come up with a fairly well reasoned conclusion after the debate was over. You approach the ideal if you don’t have an emotional investment.

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