The Instigator
Dorb
Con (against)
Losing
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The Contender
Cogito-ergo-sum
Pro (for)
Winning
23 Points

Con argues better

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/21/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Dorb

Con

As the topic of this debate states, Pro must argue that Con argues better. Because I am Con, to win I must refute Pro's arguments while simultaneously presenting worse arguments.
Cogito-ergo-sum

Pro

I accept the resolution and feel that I am already on the back-foot. I will present continually worsening arguments that in the affirmative that Con's arguments are better than my own.
Debate Round No. 1
Dorb

Con

I have nothing to refute yet.

Also, I forfeit Round 3.
Cogito-ergo-sum

Pro

I presented no argument in round 1, which Con spotted, points to Con in error of noting my lack of argument.

Again cudos to Con for being courteous to inform me that Con will be forfeiting round 3. This is good form from Con and should be noted as a decent way to proceed.

However, I will not be a good sport about it and will post a '.' in the last round to have my post count, though it will be a negative to myself as it does not denote anything.
Debate Round No. 2
Dorb

Con

As Con, I argue that Pro has presented no arguments, and will not present future arguments. Pro agreed that he "presented no argument in round 1." Because no arguments have been presented by Pro, Con cannot argue "better" than Pro. The word "better" implies a relationship to something which is "worse." Because no argument was presented by Pro, no argument in this debate is "worse" than Con's, and therefore, Con's argument cannot be "better." As such, Con did not argue "better."

If Pro refutes any of the above claims in any way, Pro will have to do so by presenting an argument. Therefore, Pro will necessarily present a "better" argument because Con's argument will be refuted. Because the conditions for a "better" argument are that it is either more convincing than the other argument or that it refutes the other argument, Pro's argument, by refuting Con's argument, will be "better." Con will not have argued "better." Pro is stalemated. Con wins.

Thank you.
Cogito-ergo-sum

Pro

I take back my stance of only posting '.' - and will concede this round. Con argues better.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Public_Agenda 6 years ago
Public_Agenda
This debate idea is awesome and creative in and of itself. Debating should be fun and doesn't always need a point. I applaud the instigator for thinking of such a unique idea.
Posted by Strikeeagle84015 6 years ago
Strikeeagle84015
My head hurts now and I have no idea who to vote for thanks a lot :-D
Posted by ANoobOwner 6 years ago
ANoobOwner
Was there a point? That's a pointless non-debate.
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