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Logical-Master
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Debating is for losers!

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Started: 1/11/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Adolph_Hitler_Rules

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When I went to highschool, the debaters sat at the loser table, while the cool kids like myself pointed at them at laughed. Face facts. Only losers debate. Cool people have better things to do!
Logical-Master

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Good afternoon. Since the topic is so simple, I'll just cut right to the chase. I apologize in advance if this seems unorganized.

My opponent advocates that debaters must be losers. His "evidence" for this is that when he went to high school, the debaters sat at the loser table.

The main problem with this line of thought is that he says "WHEN I WENT TO High school." He is basing his conclusion off of an occurrence which he claims concerns himself. The goal of the instigator in this round should be to prove that "debaters are losers" rather than "the debaters at his school were losers".

I could provide more reasons for why his reasoning is absurd, but since he made this a one round debate (and with such a weak opening argument), this response should be sufficient.

To the voters: My opponent is essentially calling all of you losers since you signed up to a debating website. My opponent also contradicts himself by claiming that he is a cool kid while having signed up to a debate forum. Finally (and most importantly), my opponent presents no valid evidence in support of the resolution he set up.

I would also like to remind you that "Lawyers" are well known for pulling in heaping amounts of cash, despite that their job is to "debate." Surely such a successful career would imply one to be a "winner."

Thank you!
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
ROFTL. It would appear that the not saying population believes debating really IS for losers. No wonder they don't participate in anything but the voting part of this site. :D
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
"But, you're debating, and you are a member on Debate.org Kind of contradicts your arguement doesn't it"

No. He's losing.
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
Ha ha ha. Good times.
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
You're going to vote against me in this debate too, leapy? :O
Posted by d4l 9 years ago
d4l
If debating is for loosers you are a #1 looser because one you debate most of the day on this website two you loose all your debates and three do you know what looser means
Posted by tjzimmer 9 years ago
tjzimmer
Its funny that most of the cool kids who were my friends in high school sat and made fun of the nerd debaters, now looking back those nerds are the ones making fun of most of the cool kids because they are losers working minimum wage jobs while the nerds are getting a college education. Funny that you are 52, probably unemployed and probably are still in the basement of your parents home. Grow up please otherwise I am not letting you collect you social security check in a few years.
Posted by Miserlou 9 years ago
Miserlou
There's a positive side to everything: at least we can all feel better about ourselves by not being like trolls.

His username is a very nice troll-touch
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
Logical-Master
I see we have ourselves a new troll.
Posted by impactyourworld89 9 years ago
impactyourworld89
Being "cool" or a "loser" is very subjective. What one thinks is cool another might think as stupid. Do you think that drinking and driving, drugs and shoplifting is "cool" Apparently some people do, otherwise we wouldn't have such a problem with it in our society.
Debating is really essential to any career, not just lawyers. Sure lawyers and politicians politicians do it more often, but everyone uses it in one form or another. You have to use a form of debate when selling a product. You lay out the facts and then refute the arguments brought before you. You have to debate with your date or your family about what to eat for dinner. Its not formal like this site is, but you're still debating. And by the way, the definition for debate is: "a contention by words or arguments" miriam webster. So even if you were "arguing" you were debating, so you're wrong. And you can't argue with the fact that you signed up to be a member of Debate.org, which shows you have some interest.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
Haha, one round debates are asking to be owned....
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