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Famer's Story-writing debate tournament Round#1 Famer VS Kinesis

famer
Kinesis

Welcome to the second story-writing debate tournament.The rules and voting guidelines will be provided here:S&G will be awarded as usualConduct will only be awarded to the side that forfeits least (cursing within the story is allowed as this is a story)Arguments will be awarded for the side providing the more interesting continuation of the story.Sources will be awarded to the side with better writing techniques and displays a better ability with writing a story.Both sides will produce a s...

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Sources have no place in a Philosophical Debate other than to define terms and give counterexamples.

KroneckerDelta
Kinesis

Resolution: Sources have no place in a Philosophical Debate other than to define terms or provide counterexamples.Clarification of Resolution: "or" is meant in the mathematical sense, meaning that sources are reasonable to use in philosophical debate when either they are used to define terms or used to provide counterexamples, or both.Any honest debater is justified in being concerned about plagiarism. From a philosophical standpoint, I see this as a moot point. I contend t...

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Two can be one

Champion123
Kinesis

Can you actually prove to me that two can't be one? Waiting for you to accept the challenge. I believe that two can become one with so many proves...........

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Compatabilism is a flawed philosophical doctrine.

Danielle
Kinesis

Many thanks in advance to whomever accepts this debate.I originally sent this challenge to Reasoning; however, like most people on this site, he declined my direct challenge. I don't see why considering not only is he a vehement Compatibilist, but so are some of the most brilliant philosophers in the world today. There is plenty of pro-Compatibilist information for my future opponent to steal from the internet, I can assure you. In fact it is the most popular position, so I will be arguing again...

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Ignorance is Bliss

Chrysippus
Kinesis

I thank in advance whatever hapless soul the Norns have fated to take up this debate opposite me. Perhaps no-one will. I don't know yet, and that fact causes me a certain degree of trepidation. I do put effort into these debates, after all, and it would be most disappointing if after my work nobody thought this debate worth their time.If I knew in advance that no-one wanted to debate this with me, I could avoid making it in the first place, sparing myself a great deal of disappointment later on...

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Kinesis
Debates:60
Lost:4
Tied:0
Won:56
Win Ratio:93.33%
Percentile:99.77%
Elo Ranking:4,432
Forum Posts:3667
Votes Cast:67
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