The Instigator
Leonitus_Trujillo
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Winning
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The Contender
solo
Con (against)
Losing
28 Points

Debates main goal is for the people watching, not the people in the debate.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/27/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Leonitus_Trujillo

Pro

The whole concept of a debate is that two arguments will be pitted against each other.

My dictionary says this.

a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.

So debates are like an intellectual contest. With two or more competitors. The competitors are not going to yield in the middle of the debate and say "oh I was wrong you were right great." thats the equivalent of a boxer just stopping in the middle of the ring and saying "hey your better than me"

So it occurs to me that the usefulness is not in convincing the debtors, it comes from the people watching the debate.
That through the debate the strong points of an argument are presented, and the weak points are defended, and that may or may not effect the people watching.

So this is a one round debate . I thought this subject is interesting, so the person who picks up the con has one shot to show me otherwise.
solo

Con

I totally disagree with you and your dictionary.

http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate: deliberate upon, consider

Debates aren't for spectators. The spectators play the role of the audience for the stars of the show -- The Debaters! When one debates with one's self, the "main goal" isn't about witnesses. It is about The Debaters deliberation upon whatever is being considered.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
Leonitus_Trujillo, "I was wrong you were right great."

HA!
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