Not gonna debate no more. It's a suckers game.
I've had the same thoughts in recent months. Our minds don't take opposing views well. It elicits a threat response. Our perceptual systems don't equally integrate all info. The more people know, the less able they are to be "convinced," so the core conceit of debate, that it's an exchange of ideas, is just irrevocably broken. Some saw internet filter bubbles as a scourge which radicalized people. I think we are *overexposed* to opposing views.