I just walked out of a debate with someone. I walked out when they began making up facts. I am not sure how you are supposed to have an honest debate with someone who makes up facts.
So far as I can see, if someone is making up facts, then all you can have is an argument. Not a debate, but an argument.
I thought about staying to refute their so called facts, but decided my time was worth more than that. For one thing, they can make up facts faster than I can refute them. And besides, I don’t enjoy arguing with people I believe to be irrational. It’s like trying to get a conversation out of a potato.
The trouble is, it seems to me people making up facts is happening more and more these days. So, is it really on the rise? Is it really happening more often now than it happened, say, ten or twenty years ago? What’s your impression?
And if it is on the rise, why is it on the rise? Where is it coming from?