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really12
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Kylar
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Do Ghosts Exist

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Kylar
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/26/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 518 times Debate No: 79045
Debate Rounds (5)
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really12

Con

First round is acceptance, the following are rebuttals with an optional conclusion in the final round.

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.

Good Luck.
Kylar

Pro

I am honored to accept this debate and can hardly wait to get started
Debate Round No. 1
really12

Con

My initial defense will be that there is no biblical proof that ghosts exist as disembodied spirits.

http://www.gotquestions.org...

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.
Kylar

Pro

I am honored to debate this with you, thank you for it.
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
Debate Round No. 2
really12

Con

really12 forfeited this round.
Kylar

Pro

Kylar forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
really12

Con

Well, round 3 was awkward and rather lax but I take full responsibility for that as my forfeiture evidently prompted my opponent to forfeit as well.

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.

http://sleepdisorders.about.com...

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).

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Kylar

Pro

I forfeited due to school being in session I can't debate as often forgive me.
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
Debate Round No. 4
really12

Con

really12 forfeited this round.
Kylar

Pro

My worthy friend forfeited I thank him for the debate :)
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by really12 1 year ago
really12
Dammit, I was too late to post a rebuttal for round 3.
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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.