Your topic for this assignment is to answer the following questions:
What debate is the most interesting to you and why?
What are the essential ingredients to the debate?
In other words, what are the key positions, the back and forths?
Strengths and weaknesses?
Where do you come down on one of these debates?
Why? ←This ‘Why’ is the hardest part.
We must argue for our views in a rigorous and clear way. It’s out of bounds to say “Because I was raised to think X” or “Because X is popular” or “Because X strikes me as true.
Why is X the correct way of seeing it, according to you?
What reasons make it likely to think that your belief is true?