Argument is, in the end, foolish. It became a sort of sport or tactic instead of a means to derive sensible conclusions.
This article looks at deception, which comes in forms we often don't identify, or it wouldn't be deception. Look at the legal system. In any sensible legal system, each side would present its case, and the guilty would be punished and wrongs made right. There'd be no reason for reams of paperwork, formalities, lawyers and intense study. Law would and should be the simplest of disciplines.
It's nothing new for my opinion to be in the minority -- a minority of one, for the most part, ha ha ha. For example, I can't understand why they don't just lower the hoops in basketball and use average-height players, instead of scouring the planet for those 7-foot-tall giants.