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Causewaycompstudent
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baus
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Anything is possible

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Started: 5/24/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Causewaycompstudent

Pro

There was a start to everything. There was a start to the universe. But before there was a start there was nothing. Something came from nothing. Before there was anything everything was impossible. And when the first thing came into existence impossibility was broken. The fact that you are able to read this or the fact that you are even reading this right now was impossible before there was anything.
baus

Con

If anything is possible then it should be possible for something to be impossible. This is a paradox and completely refutes the entire resolution on its own.

Nevertheless, we can ignore the paradox and still understand that not anything is possible.

If anything is possible then it should be possible to defy the laws of physics. This is not possible because possibility is determined by what can be done within the laws of physics. If my opponent would like to offer a different definition, then I shall simply refer back to the paradox and win this debate anyway.

It is without further ado that I conclude that not anything is possible because there are, indeed, things that must be impossible for possibility itself to be a concept to consider.
Debate Round No. 1
Causewaycompstudent

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baus

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Extending all arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Causewaycompstudent

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Debate Round No. 3
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baus

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Debate Round No. 4
Causewaycompstudent

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baus

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Cold-Mind 2 years ago
Cold-Mind
@baus You should have wrote it in the comments, now it is awkward.
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