Originally Posted by IDDrummer
It seems to me anything else is simply a matter of wanting to control the conversation. So what if someone presents an opinion and you don't feel that opinion is valid? Instead of trying to control the conversation by trying to make that person back down from their inferior position, it would seem more useful to try to convince undecided listeners of the validity of YOUR opinion.
It's hard not to do when people insist that 2 + 2 = 10. Sometimes the opinions here are that far off and they refuse to believe 2 + 2 = 4.