We argue and debunk not to convert the person making the claim, but to prevent other people from falling into stupid beliefs.
We are the ones who present the counter arguments to stupid claims.
We are the ones who are labelled by those that we oppose.
- We are government shills to CTs that involve any government
- We are soulless Atheists to the creationists
- We have "closed minds" for alternative theories and medicine.
- We are generally attacked when we present the "other" view, or disprove theirs.
I think that deep down we all know that for many of these people we can never defeat them in an argument, but we certainly can show others that they are the thieves, liars and charlatans that they truly are.