Discussion is impossible with someone who claims not to seek the truth, but already to possess it.
It is interesting to note the following things about the word discussion: it rhymes with concussion and percussion, the first synonym listed by Webster ’s Dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discussion) is argument, and the first related word listed is bull session. Can you see a pattern emerging here? The original meaning of the word communicated the ideas of breaking apart, striking asunder, shaking up, examining, investigating, and asking for a judicial trial.
Even today, we understand that a discussion is a conversation that involves holding on to and defending our differences. ...