Debate is a formal interactive discussion of opposing ideas on a specific topic.
In science debate is a method for handling
disputes over competing theories because both sides get to make their case. An example
of this are debates on Creation Vs Evolution how ever it seldom actually
settles the dispute.
A long as both sides can make their case it is an opportunity
to learn about the other side as well as one’s own. It is important that both
sides are given equal footing and respect which doses not always happen.
usually does not settles the dispute and one side can actually get insulting
ruining the discussion in practice it is only useful as long the participants
and observers learn from it. If no one learns anything from a debate it’s a
waste of time.