Here's the idea: building a dead-simple platform where the only "objects" are:
- a topic that has more than one side (ex.: is peanut butter is good or bad?)
- arguments that support one of the sides of the topic
(against: I hate peanut butter because X study shows that it's bad for your stomach;
for: I love peanut butter because it has some nutrients that no other food has, as shown in Y study)
- arguments can be backed by some sources or can just be opinions
- both topics and arguments have points as in reddit, to see which arguments are popular.
- to give the opportunity for all arguments to be read, the topic overview page shows 6 arguments on each side, being 4 ordered by popularity, and the last 2 are randomly fetched from the arguments' set.
The idea behind this is to promote the exploration of both sides of the discussion, and whoever visits the page can see those clearly exposed.
Of course, since the nature of this project would be to promote the finding of "the truth", I don't intend to make a profit out of it.
It's intended as a tool that helps altruistically, as in, non-profit.
What do you think about this?