Do Ghosts Exist
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As with any fundamental pertinent to debate, a value of definitions will be identified in accordance of the criterion within each argument. Obviously, the prime keyword in the resolution (ghosts) will be defined and there will be no ambiguity within the definitions (I.e. if a word comprises of numerous definitions, only the one pertaining to the resolution will be entertained).
Ghosts - "the soul of a dead person, a disembodied spirit imagined, usually as a vague, shadowy or evanescent form, as wandering among or haunting living persons." (http://dictionary.reference.com...)
Exist - "to have actual being; be" (http://dictionary.reference.com...)
Since I am CON, my opponent will sadly have the burden of proof, however, they can obtain the information from any field of knowledge as they see fit - scientific, metaphysical or otherwise.
Its not the strongest defense given that any field of knowledge can be cited. Albeit, referencing scientific facts this early in the debate isn't really fair on my opponent nor the resolution as most "ghostly encounters" are described as defying scientific fact.
Ergo, I will wait for my opponent to present his burden of proof.
I will admit that is a worthy source for you.
I believe ghosts do exist however...and I'll explain as best I can why from an experience I had.
On April 15th 2012 at 11:40 pm I was keeping a 100th annivesary of Titanic's sinking vigil in my room. I vowed to stay up until 2:20 am.
Then at 2:12 am, clear as day, I saw the Titanic band, all 8 of them with their instruments standing playing that haunting hymn Nearer My God To Thee. They smiled at me, I saw it clearly.
I rest my case for the moment
really12 forfeited this round.
Kylar forfeited this round.
While I do believe you saw something that night in April 2012 but you stated that it was at 2:12 AM, pretty late at night for some (not for me though :P), you also stated you "vowed" to stay up that late, thereby implying that you made a commitment to doing so. In short, what you saw was a potentially a hallucination caused by sleep deprivation.
Also, may I ask what lighting the surrounding was when you witnessed this, as I myself am a sufferer of Hypnagogic and Hypnapompic hallucinations (Hallucinations that only occur within the hours dedicated to one's sleep). There is another idiopathic phenomenon known a Peduncular Hallucinosis (Hallucinations that only occur at night).
Thanks for the debate :), I will cut too the chase.
Ok the lighting around it was like an eerie white light, I had my room light off.
I doubt I hallucinated, I saw them clearly.
I don't know what else to say :)
Thanks for our debate
really12 forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Balacafa 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: There was a double forfeit in one round so I have cancelled that out. Con forfeited again which means conduct to Pro.
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