The Instigator
subdeo
Pro (for)
The Contender
Bill_Henly
Con (against)

Can water flow uphill? (not using propulsion or inertia)

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Started: 9/15/2017 Category: Science
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Debating Period
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subdeo

Pro

This is intended to be a very short debate. I am arguing that water CAN flow uphill, contrary to popular theory. First round is acceptance and rules only. Round two is for arguments only and round three is for rebuttals and any new arguments. I look forward to this debate with you! Good luck!
Bill_Henly

Con

No, water always goes downhill it can't go uphill because of gravity.
Debate Round No. 1
subdeo

Pro

Hello Bill Henly, I look forward to this debate with you, and may the best argument win!

According to google dictionary, flow is defined as, "{to} move along or out steadily and continuously in a current or stream.
I believe that water CAN flow uphill based on the principle of capillary action [1]. This phenomenon can be seen in an oil lamp with a wick. When a dry wick is placed in the oil, the oil will flow up the wick. Admittedly, oil is not water, but if you try this effect using water instead it will work too. This can also be observed with an absorbent paper towel or rag. if one holds the rag at an incline, with the bottom of the item in a stream of water (maybe from a faucet), The water will slowly make its way up the incline, thereby proving that water can flow uphill. I look forward yo reading your response! Have a great day,
Subdeo

Sources:
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org...

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Posted by Masterful 10 months ago
Masterful
Bill is a filthy cock gobbler
Posted by subdeo 10 months ago
subdeo
Bill Henly, how do you manage to start 13 debates and not finish a single one? If you start a debate get a little more involved that a single one-sentence "argument", already!
Posted by subdeo 10 months ago
subdeo
You there, Bill Henly?
Posted by subdeo 10 months ago
subdeo
@Bill Henly: Just a friendly reminder not to forfeit! Remember you only have close to 17 hours left!
Posted by subdeo 10 months ago
subdeo
@Bill Henly: Just a friendly reminder not to forfeit! Remember you only have close to 17 hours left!
Posted by canis 10 months ago
canis
No water can not flow uphill without help. it can be suckes uphill.
Posted by DrCereal 10 months ago
DrCereal
who*
Posted by DrCereal 10 months ago
DrCereal
Surprise!
It's a trick question.

Would could have guessed that one?
Posted by MakeDebatingGreatAgain 10 months ago
MakeDebatingGreatAgain
Quite simple. If the water is on a surface tilted at only a few degrees, and there is a negatively charged object at the top of the slope, than the water will move towards the object, up the slope (because water is slightly positive). It works similarly to if you have a comb next to a faucet that you just used to comb yourself with, which would negatively charge the comb.

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Posted by subdeo 10 months ago
subdeo
Anyone care to accept the challenge?....
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