the media teaches us to choose sided prior to listening to arguements provided by "experts".
this causes some interesting things to happen.
firstly people consume this sort of arguement like they consume wrestling; as a circus show.
secondly, they take this mode of communication into thier daily lives and expect eveyone to be "down" with the smackdown responses to comments in conversation.
this sort of pissing engenders a further division of people based on thier political, religious or scientific beliefs, and eventually filters down into the exchange of everything between people.
no wonder we have road rage.
you can get driven off the road and killed now because you don`t drive the same car as the guy behind you.......