I was just thinking, if we as humans want to sort out our differences of opinion on, say, politics or religion, what would be a good means to debate such a concept while at the same time make everyone feel they're on board?
Most sites on such things are either:
Biased or unbiased (but usually persuasive) writings or studies that are written by a single individual or group (one way communication)
Organised Q&A, forums, expert's opinion, etc. (two way communication, but often between those who have a good understanding and those who do not)
- Unorganised and random chatting between fellow users (one to one communication, or group chatting within a small group/anonymous users)
Has there been any research or thought given to the idea of a collective idea generating mechanism, where everybody provides their inputs, and is more likely to accept the results of such a debate (if results do come up)?
Maybe a huge online wiki organised as a nodal network, where claims are supported or questioned. Evidence is put up on both sides, and further threads can be opened to debate the validity of given evidence. Bigger claims are made based on the validity of smaller claims, etc. etc. (But that's just my thoughts)