Miles Runs Away from the Debate

Thu Jun 1 09:16:20 MDT 1995

In-Reply-To:  MWEST1 AT -- Wed, 31 May 1995 15:31:29 -0400
>I think it would help if while participating in a debate we aknowledge what the
>debate actually is. Divergence from these debate topics should also be stated.
>Por Ejemplo,
>Abortion debate topics that have passed on this list.
>        -When does life begins
>        -Is abortion right or wrong
>        -Do women have the right to choose
>        -Should the performance of a legal abortion disqualify an appointment
>This way when examples are used to illustrate a point, the example doesn't
>become the focus of the debate.
I agree as long as the examples or 'facts' are correct and sources backing
them up are provided. Unfortunately, some on this list (no names mentioned)
make statements that are false and then divert the debate with notes
like this when they can't provide sources for their 'facts.'
Dennis Putnam
Huntsville, AL

More information about the Rushtalk mailing list