First off I have to admit that I'm somewhat guilty. I join conversations to just like others share my view and hopefully be right. But how much arguing make sense and is it time well spent? Is it prehaps another form of procastination that waste our time? Do we really change something or someone when we argue on a site like this and are we in a power position that makes our arguments really matter? A politican for instance has to answer questions or they look bad and loose votes, saying the wrong thing for them can probably kill a whole campain. But if YOU are wrong/right on a forum so what, what will happen, will thousands of people read and change their mind? Or does it get lost fast in the ever changing internet that probably has debated the same thing a thousands times already? Overall I think many thoughts are so deeply rooted that its almost impossible to change them even with the best facts. Sadly many debates results in nothing more than quibble and people bringing out a rude side in some last desperate attempts to be right witch ultimatley leads to a hostile enviorment - and for what? I guess arguing is a time killer but will arguing over everything help you write a book? And are you really that convincing? Many people here probably bring up just as good arguments as you (or better - seen from their side), but do they change you? Most will only see their own "side" no matter what you say. This holds true to many debates. Debates are usually about being correct instead of learning, so people keep a closed mindset and won't learn or lissen. The goal is to reject the others idea. The question they ask is similar to "how do I prove this wrong, or make it look bad so I look more correct?". I do think everyone think they sound correct and many belive they are. But, I don't think we are that good at convincing eachother. This makes me think that debating just to debate is pretty pointless and a time killer. Yeah say your opinion, someone might agree or "learn" something. Give it your best shot - but is it worth to keep beating the drum after you made the main points and what good will it lead to?