Within the academic, respectful academic discourse is expected when discussing and debating issues. Here people exchange ideas, they define and defend their positions, and they delineate points of agreement and disagreement with others. Sometimes there are very heated exchanges while discussing and debating issues. This is as it should be. Debate is an important part of the scholarly process within the academy; however, it is done using respectful academic discourse. In the academic of scholars, this is one of the standards.