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Nadine1997
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Do incidents from the past contribute to influence the present

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CJKAllstar
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/28/2014 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 913 times Debate No: 53517
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Nadine1997

Con

People conted that the earlier events are locked away in the past while it can be argued that those incidents influence the present either positively or negatively and those events from the history remain alive through our memories
CJKAllstar

Pro

I accept, but you don't really have any contentions and BOP is on you because you are the claimant, so I will allow you to put forward contentions first.
Debate Round No. 1
Nadine1997

Con

Nadine1997 forfeited this round.
CJKAllstar

Pro

Well, if Con has not posted his contentions, I suppose I will just post a short, syllogistic argument for the sake of having an argument to judge.

I. An "incident" is "an instance of something happening; an event or occurrence"[1].
II. There is no specific amount of time for an "incident", thus the time frame it can be looked at can shorten or widen.
III. If the time frame can widen or shorten, then the amount of time for an incident to occur can be infinite.
IV. That means there are an infinite amount of "incidents" you can pick out. For example, for 10^-3000 seconds 5 second ago, the universe was existing. This is an "incident". It could be 10^-3001, and so on.
V. The motion that con stated was that incidents from the past do affect the future. This is either implying that this is true for all, or true in general.
VI. That cannot be true. If there is an infinite amount of incidents, then for this argument to be true, there would have to be quantitatively more incidents being affected by the past than there is not to at least make a generalisation. But if there is an infinite amount of incidents, there are an infinite amount of incidents being affected by the past, and an infinite amount of events not being affected by the past too.
VII. Infinity is not greater than infinity.
IIX. Therefore there are not more incidents, or not all incidents are affected by the past.
IX. Therefore incidents from the past do not in general affect the present.
X. Therefore the resolution is false unless Con proves all incidents are affected by the past. Until Con has met that BOP, his resolution is negated and I have the upper hand.
Debate Round No. 2
Nadine1997

Con

Nadine1997 forfeited this round.
CJKAllstar

Pro

Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Pfalcon1318 3 years ago
Pfalcon1318
so you are arguing that the answer is no, correct?
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