Is it best to chose a side or position rather in an argument, for arguments sake? I'm often non-confrontational, and i tend to avoid chosing a position to argue from and usually pick some non committal stance so that i may review both sides or the debate without bias. I've always validated this by saying that i'm only in pursuit of knowledge, not to cause conflict and problems. I'm thinking,however, that perhaps the best means of aquiring knowledge would be to establish a position and argue it the best i can, and hopefully squeeze more information from all opposing positions in doing so. As long as i realize that i'm involved in the argument for learnings sake, and not to force my beliefs on anyone, then wouldn't that be the better way to learn? or, if perhaps i'm wrong, then tell me, what would be the best way to argue, if you're goal is to learn something?