What happens when you change a proposition from a statement to a question?
What is more disarming and invitational than an honest, curious inquiry?
If you want someone else to honestly consider an idea outside the schema of their present beliefs, what better way to invite consideration than to pose the alternative as a hypothesis?
How else do you engage counterpoints with inciting defensiveness?
But even more importantly, how can you hope to share your perspective with another person unless you can understand something about their point of view?
And how can you understand another point of view unless you ask?
What better way to discover why an interlocutor holds their convictions than to invite their knowledge and experience to inform your perspective?
What is better than a good question?