A note to Alan Fox: setting up a debate
1) When you set up a debate you have to make sure only the participants and perhaps a moderator can post in that thread.
2) A topic must be decided on. For example- Nested Hierarchy a prediction of the theory of evolution- pro & con- that would include ALL living organisms
3) A format must be decided on- for example each person submits an opening essay that defends and substantiates their position. Each person then gets a chance to respond to the other person's opening. And then perhaps each would get a closing statement/essy.
See the following as an example:
Formal Debate Section
Although both parties left it at one opening essay each, each person did have the choice to post further.
That might be something I would be interested in. Zachriel takes the pro and I take the con. Each presents their case, regardless of what one may think the other knows or doesn't know, understand or doesn't understand, about set theory and/ or nested hierarchy. Everything can be explained in the opening essay. Each person would be given the same set date and time to present their opening.
The only other way is a face-to-face discussion. That would be my choice...