The Presupposition Debate

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“Presupposition” means to assume beforehand at the beginning of a line of argument or course of action. For example, a good debater will often presuppose his opponent’s response to his argument and address that in his speech before the other team makes the argument. In debate terminology, this tactic is called a “spike.” It is crucial that people understand each other when discussing important issues on books, religion, or creation so we know what they believe and their point of view and it allows a more detailed and in depth argument. However, some people want to keep their worldview a secret. This may rest on the fact that they believe people will view them differently if his or her worldview was know. Whether the topics we discuss daily

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