(even when you disagree)
True, it can be uncomfortable, but like baseball or chess, reasoning is a cooperative exercise. It invites both sides into a set of rules–each warming to the other the more their ideas are taken seriously.
Debate can bring us together….
As long as we do it well.
Neutral technology can help.
When Ideas Can’t Battle, People Will
Polarization, partisanship, disunity…People didn’t just wake up angry. They’ve also grown too confident in their own ideas and too dismissive of the counterpoints.
Top to bottom, we need a public forum– an opposition crucible where ideas are tested before being believed, let alone absorbed as personal identities.
A change in discourse, could save the nation.
Deconflicting our Diverse Beliefs
Pluralism depends on Arbitrating Differences
Communitarians and Empathics
Improving minority inclusion, trust in institutions and societal cooperation
Democracy and Institutions
Supporting policy decisions, helpful discourse and accountable leadership
Libertarians and Rationalists
Advancing human knowledge via the competitive marketplace of ideas
Deliberation Made Easy
Effective reasoning is complicated, but we’ve done the hard part already. With rules like turn-taking, topicality, argument mapping and peer review…so that everyone plays fair and trusts the process.
Objectively sets the guidelines. You handle the dialogue.
Building Trust Across the Ecosystem
Elevating information quality at each step in the flow
Enhance reputation with collaboration, vetting and interdisciplinary review
Expand audiences through expertise, engagement and trust-building
Receiving and sharing less polarizing and more defensible content
Finding the Answers Together, Objectively
Quality discussion promotes understanding and helps us disagree better. It also encourages vetting by the opposition, input by experts, and rules to keep the discussion productive. In short, it requires we talk, Objectively.
Welcome to a true public forum.