Friedrich Nietzsche once wisely said, “There are
no facts, only interpretations.” The Scientific
Committee chose to make a simple interpretation
– everything is debatable. That spurred the
launch of the MSA Debate Society, a space for
people to share their thoughts and perspectives
on questions that plague the world around us.
The introductory session was held on Wednesday
12th February 2020, with participation from
members of all MSA committees. The central
theme of the session was ‘Feminism’, with subtopics that explored whether women’s higher
emotional capacities made them better leaders in
the workforce and dismantled the myth that the idea of feminism is inherently sexist. The format of
the session gave participants multiple opportunities to play devil’s advocate and argue against their
own personal opinions. The thrill of good arguments reverberated through the room. It was a good
start and the next session hopes to delve deeper into professional debate formats and challenging
The session was followed by a lighthearted argument on which came first – the chicken or the egg?
Are you team egg or team chicken?