Debate, or not to debate

timthumb.phpI finally figured out, thanks to a quote by Christopher Hitchens, what is the criteria to know if I would consider engaging in a debate with anyone. It is simpler than I ever thought it would be: If I can defend your side of the argument better than you could, then I don’t want to talk to you about the issue. I am only interested in debating if there is a chance you can beat me with solid logic and appropriate structure.

So if I believe you have the intellectual power for it, and fortunately most of my friends (and some of my enemies) do, I will keep debating.