Great American Think-Off 02 Jan 12

The Minnesota-based Great American Think-Off is posing a familiar question for its 20th annual debate. This year’s question is: “The Nature of Humankind: Inherently Good or Inherently Evil?” That’s the same question the Great American Think-Off posed in its first year. And it’s the only time in Think-Off history that the question resulted in a draw. Organizers say they decided to revisit the question this year to get a clearer answer. The annual people’s philosophy contest is open to anyone at no cost. Entrants must submit a 750-word essay by April 1st. The four finalists will be invited to participate in a debate before an audience in New York Mills on June 9th. The audience will choose the winner. More information is available online at