From an editorial in today’s Age:
“However strongly people in power might resent the right, citizens should not be denied free expression. Democracy is healthiest when contending views are exposed to debate and rebuttal. A politically constrained and uninformed ”debate” is a step towards authoritarian rule.”
We agree, but wonder: how do you tell when a view has in fact been rebutted? What we need to know is the considered collective view – the “collective wisdom”.
If we never find out the collective wisdom, what we mostly have is just the cacaphony and rancour of “debate”. Opposing camps can maintain their positions and “debate” the issues as nauseum.
YourView is leading the way in trying to go beyond “mere” debate and get to the point of it all – the collective rational view on what’s true or right.