Rules of Engagement for Debate

It helps to have some agreed Rules of Engagement for our live debates. This is a living document. As it becomes clear the Rules need adjustment, they will be. Add your suggestions as we go!

The Goal of Each Debate is to give you more engagement with the material so you can arrive at your own independent judgment. You will determine your own answers. We are not here to provide you answers.

If you plan to interact live, please make sure you have read the materials ahead of time and you quote them appropriately so we can all get on the same page with you. Be concise.

Let Reason be your guide. No single person is the authority on any one topic. Please use logic and facts to support your opinion.

Come to the conversation with respect for your peers and respect for yourself.