Why does education have so many Chicken or Egg arguments?

Technology vs Paper and Pen

‘Traditional’ vs ‘Progressive’ pedagogies

Knowledge vs Skills

Quantitative vs Qualitative data

Cross-Curricular/Integrated vs Single Discipline/Subject

I’m not sure why so many of these dichotomous arguments emerge – every one of them to me is a case of both being appropriate depending on the context and circumstance. Any ideas on why these bi-polar arguments erupt continuously in education? Does it happen in other industries as well?

This post is Day 14 of my Question Quest.