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SilentWolf
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Mangani
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21 Points

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/8/2009 Category: Science
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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SilentWolf

Con

First of all, thank you for accepting my challenge. Good luck to you and I hope we both get something out of this

My main argument is that with the technology that we have today and we can't predict and begin to even understand our universe, how can a ancient civilization, the Mayans, even know what will happen...
Mangani

Pro

I have accepted this debate because I think it is bad form to back down from a challenge. HOWEVER my opponent has not set a clear premise. He contends that the Maya did not know "what will happen". I contend that as far as the context of their actual predictions, they indeed did know what would happen as far as when the sun comes up, when it goes down, when the moon will be full, etc.

The Maya Astranomical calendar was 365.2420 days long and was used to fix the position of the solstices, the equinoxes, the synodic revolutions of the planets in our solar system, the eclipse nodes and other celestial phenomena. In this context, the Maya "knew what will happen". http://www.mayacalendar.com...

I make no claims that the Maya predicted any events other than the positions of the stars, planets, and other celestial occurrences. I don't know what my opponent expected, but because I have made no claims anywhere on the internet, in person, in forums, or even in my own mind about Mayan predictions, he can't possibly argue that I believe in anything other than what I have here stated.

Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
SilentWolf

Con

SilentWolf forfeited this round.
Mangani

Pro

Extend my R1 arguments to R2. My opponent seems to not have an argument at this point. It is important to note it was he who challenged me to this debate.
Debate Round No. 2
SilentWolf

Con

dear managi,
I am sorry to inform you that my son, the person you are in a debate with asked me to tell you he can no longer debate because he has a brain tumor and is in a serious condition...he forfeits

Sorry again
Julie F.
Mangani

Pro

Julie,

I'm sorry to hear that. I understand that must be difficult for you and your family, especially considering it is the Holidays. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Mangani
Debate Round No. 3
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