|She has a very distinctive look. Much more fun to draw than Professor X.|
Really, whenever I get into these conversations, I always feel extremely incapable of defending my beliefs, even though I often know why the opposing party's views are wrong. I'm hoping that quietly listening to these conversations for a while will allow me to sharpen my own arguments and prevent me from making bad arguments based on emotion.
Another thing: What's wrong with being one-sided? I keep hearing that I need to keep an open-mind, but when you know what's right, why would you be open to anything else? I don't mean that people should be inflexible or closed to good arguments, but I think having an open mind to everything at all times prevents one from really understanding what they believe. Something to think about.