Is there anyone out there who knows how to engage in intelligent debate? I welcome debating people who disagree with my opinions to present facts or evidence supporting their views. But all I get are opinions backed up by more opinions and circular arguments.
I state an opinion based on a fact.
“I don’t think that it’s true?”
“How is it not true?” I ask.
“Well, it doesn’t sound true.”
“What evidence do you have that it is not true?”
“My evidence is that I don’t think it’s true; therefore, it’s not true, and that’s my opinion. I’m entitled to my opinion.”
I can see my problem: I am looking for intellectual stimulation, and I foolishly believe I can find it on this planet.