My early Bible school training was built on the Socratic discussion model. We were taught to argue. And argue, and argue and argue. We had to be able to understand and prove our case, and defend it logically and comprehensively from every angle. It was stimulating, challenging and a recipe for personal, social, spiritual, mental and philosophical growth. I loved it, and I miss it.
This TED talk reminded me of that time. It encourages me to believe that people have the capacity to learn how to present different sides of a thought proposition, and that we can all grow as a result of learning how to argue coherently. Let me know what you think.