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muslimnomore
Pro (for)
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The Contender
derDepperte
Con (against)
Winning
8 Points

'2' is an example of a number

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derDepperte
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/30/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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muslimnomore

Pro

'2' is a number. '2' is also a numeral and a glyph. But importantly, for the purposes of this debate, '2' is a number.

Definitions:
1. A mathematical object used to count, label and measure.


2. An arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol, or figure, representing a particular quantity and used in counting and making calculations. (from: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com...

2 is 'definitely' a number according to these definitions of the word 'number'.
derDepperte

Con

All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren. Possibly we shall know a little more than we do now. But the real nature of things, we shall never know, never.

Numbers are an arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol, or figure, representing a particular quantity and used in counting and making calculations and for showing order in a series or for identification. For the real nature of things, numbers may either not exist, or vary.

It is our conciousness that guides us to these conclusions. They may be true, they may be false. However, like you said, 2 is "definitely" a number.
Debate Round No. 1
muslimnomore

Pro

What on Earth did you just type? This is less coherent than Miss America contestant's answer to a simple question.

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derDepperte

Con

You say that, yet you make no attempt to rebutt the specific argument presented in the previous round.

Vote for con!
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by muslimnomore 3 years ago
muslimnomore
calm down, I was just joking. I even said I kind of see where you were coming from. I don't think you're dumb and why should it even matter what I think? I don't know you.
Posted by derDepperte 3 years ago
derDepperte
@KingDebater

PRO NEVER ARGUED! ALL HE DID WAS SAY THAT WHAT I TYPED IN IS LESS COHERENT THAN MISS AMERICA'S CONTESTANT ANSWER TO A SIMPLE QUESTION TO EMPHASIZE HOW DUMB HE THINKS I AM.
Posted by Nerd_in_a_Trenchcoat 3 years ago
Nerd_in_a_Trenchcoat
Dafuq was that?
Posted by muslimnomore 3 years ago
muslimnomore
Posted by derDepperte 3 years ago
derDepperte
@SeventhProfessor

This is a red herring - - not at all relevant to the specific argument presented. I typed that in because I was pointing out what flaw I was responding to.
Posted by muslimnomore 3 years ago
muslimnomore
I can kind of see where derpaderp is coming from though. Perhaps the topic of the debate should have been "2 is a number by definition". Regardless... this was a very stupid debate. I was actually trying to figure out a topic no one would argue against. I guess I failed.
Posted by derDepperte 3 years ago
derDepperte
If this debate in particular is pointless, why do you instigate such debates?
Posted by SeventhProfessor 3 years ago
SeventhProfessor
"However, like you said, 2 is "definitely" a number."

You were taking the stance that 2 isn't a number, and you admitted it was in this quote,
Posted by muslimnomore 3 years ago
muslimnomore
I can't even believe people are actually voting on these pointless debates and almost no one voted on any of my other debates.
Posted by derDepperte 3 years ago
derDepperte
@SeventProfessor No, I did not! You either misinterpreted the particular argument, or you overlooked it. I said specifically that it may vary.
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Vote Placed by dtaylor971 3 years ago
dtaylor971
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Reasons for voting decision: Due to the stupid debate topic, and the fact that PRO did nothing to uproot cons argument, the whole debate ('cept for the sources) goes to con.
Vote Placed by KingDebater 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con because Pro was a tad rude in the second round, Arguments to Pro because he had more convincing arguments.
Vote Placed by SeventhProfessor 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: All Con did was say that 2 is a number, which goes completely against his position.