Originally Posted by almightywood
...I simply didn't want to discuss it with him since he never even approached it as though he wanted to have a real discussion about it, he only wanted to disprove it.
HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.
The pursuit of knowledge can be simplified to this: That which can be proven false, cannot be true.
If you want to have a "real discussion," you must understand that discussion in the pursuit of knowledge is the only real
discussion possible. Beliefs and opinions have no place in such discussion, only facts. Striving to disprove something, as Numinous has, results in exactly what you say you wanted: a real discussion.
You have your discussion, now discuss. No excuses, no whining, no opinions, just facts.