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BecauseWhyNot
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Black is the opposite of white but white is not the opposite of black. Red or blue is.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/5/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BecauseWhyNot

Pro

What is the opposite of having something?
-Not having it.

What is the opposite of not having something?
-Having it.

What is the opposite of having everything?
-Not having anything, having nothing.

Black is the absence of color.
White is all colors.
Red, blue, yellow, etc are one color.

The opposite of white (all) is black (nothing).
The opposite of red (one) is black (nothing).

But the opposite of having nothing is not having everything. It is having one thing.
Therefore, the opposite of black is not white. Rather, it is red and blue and all other individual colors.
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Con

My opponent is presenting a false dichotomy. Black is in fact the opposite of white, which would automatically make white the opposite of black. The fact the different colors can be considered the opposite of black if you define black as the absence of color, and the other colors as the presence of color, doesn't mean that whit is not the opposite of black, it merely means multiple things can be the opposite of black.

A false dichotomy is where somebody presents two options, without realizing both options or neither option can also be true, in this case both options are true.

I can say hate is the opposite of love, while also stating that the opposite of Love is apathy, and have both statements be correct.

Resolution debunked, vote con
Debate Round No. 1
BecauseWhyNot

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BecauseWhyNot forfeited this round.
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Con

Extend all arguments against the mentally disabled kid
Debate Round No. 2
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Vote Placed by kingkd 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con explains why black is the opposite. If white is o color and black is having color, they are directly opposite. No sources available
Vote Placed by Chaosism 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Unnecessary, rude closing remark by Con; Conduct to Pro. Pro's initial arguments are soundly refuted by Con, and then Pro forfeits the following round. Arguments to Con.