Prologue: For Sake of Argument
We argue. A lot. With the Internet now a mainstay in most of our lives, arguments that were once conflagrations confined to the local pub, barbershop, or sports arena, now spread like wildfire to the desktops of tens of thousands of complete strangers. While, traditionally, watercooler debates have taken the form of, “Drew Brees is at least as good as Aaron Rodgers! Did you even watch the game?” or “Did you see what that jackass in the White House did this time?”, cyberspace infernos ignited by scientific topics like climate change, vaccinations, evolution, and genetically modified organisms have assumed a much larger role in the realm of public debate.