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analytical-one
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armychick
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60 Points

Dr. Pepper > Coca-Cola

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Started: 4/16/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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analytical-one

Pro

Thought I should make my first debate something trivial, for some reason.

Anyway, Dr. Pepper is a better soft-drink than Coca Cola, hands down.
armychick

Con

Well your first argument isn't very strong. You have one point saying that Dr. Pepper is the best soft drink with no evidence. Without evidence you cannot win this debate. This is a survey of what beverage was most drank by the coca cola company...
BRAND CASES SHARE
Coca-Cola 1,425 24.3%
Pepsi-Cola 1,056 18.0%
Dr Pepper 323 5.5%
Seven-Up 317 5.4%
Tab 188 3.2%
Sprite 171 2.9%
Mountain Dew 169 2.9%
Diet Pepsi 154 2.6%
DietDr.Pepper 69.1 1.2%

There evidence... Coca-Cola is better then Dr. Pepper...

Oh another thing Coca Cola is the greatest becaust it made Dr. Pepper.... Think about that

VOTE CON!
Debate Round No. 1
analytical-one

Pro

Who cares about those lame stastics? Since you can't make an argument yourself, you must rely on some unsited source?

Dr.Pepper, I believe, is better than Coca Cola because the latter leaves a nasty acidic after taste.

Reason my first argument wasn't so "strong" was because it was merely an introduction to what my opinion is. I was and am going to elaborate more later.

Thank you for accepting my first debate.
armychick

Con

You must not be a debate. If you just rely on oppinion it isn't debate. Debate is about truth no personal oppinion. Because if all you can do is say Dr. Pepper is better and can't prove it you lose. That isn't how it works in the real world.
By the way I gave source. Coca Cola company... if what of what pop sold the most. Obiviolusly Dr. Pepper wasn't better then Coca Cola.

Oh for future reference it's good to have a strong introduction because if you don't you seem weak and easy to beat. Introductions are used to impress the voters and the judge. Some people don't read all of the debate just the first arguments.

I see nothing but a Con vote.

Thank you.
Debate Round No. 2
analytical-one

Pro

You worry about how you debate, and I will worry about me.

But other than those statistics, you didn't give me a good reason why you believe Coca Cola is better than Dr. Pepper. Wouldn't a debate be much more effective if you held some sort of personal conviction to what you're defending/debating?

Coca Cola has this weird, annoying effect of not being able to quench your thirst. Has anyone else noticed that? Maybe it's the company's plan to get you to drink Coca Cola, be left unsatisfied, and buy more of their products ignorantly?

Dr. Pepper tastes better, is quenching, and doesn't leave your throat and mouth feel quite as filmy and acid-y.
armychick

Con

If we just do an oppion debate with no back up its like saying
Dr. Pepper tastes like crap with out any back up on why it tastes like that.
The resolution says Dr. Pepper is better then Coke.
Well I have to prove that Coke is better then Dr. Pepper.
I'm not proving anything by saying Dr. Pepper tastes like crap..
Indeed I don't like Dr. Pepper and I'd rather drink coke any day, and due to my satistics more people drink coke then dr. pepper. and because of this, I win this debate. Because all you have said was that dr. pepper is so much better then coke without giving any evidence saying that it is. Debating on just oppioion with out facts never works...

Vote con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Mangani 8 years ago
Mangani
How is this so important to any of you? This is an old debate and your attention to this ridiculous subject is a testament to your ignorance...
Posted by the-mad-ones 8 years ago
the-mad-ones
How difficult is it to perform a little research?

Coca-Cola DOES NOT own Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper is merged with Seven Up. Coca Cola owns non-US rights to the Dr Pepper name, in order to attempt to force Dr Pepper to merge...but Coca Cola failed to acquire Dr Pepper multiple times.
Posted by topkcul 8 years ago
topkcul
I believe it is all a matter of opinion statics can be bent to say anything. ps.Coca cola bought out Dr Pepper they didnt make dr. pepper dr pepper was made by some doctor in waco
Posted by armychick 8 years ago
armychick
Not really... the next two all you did was give an opinion and im sorry honey but you're no doctor or even a creditable source.. you really needed some facts in the debate.. like I did. u can debate opinion, it doesnt work.
Posted by analytical-one 8 years ago
analytical-one
So what if my opening argument wasn't so great? I made my arguments in the next two rounds, right?
Posted by the-mad-ones 8 years ago
the-mad-ones
A five-year-old's finger counting could count as statistics. Your opponent's individual preference could count as statistics. The point is that you cannot bring in random, biased figures and expect those figures to hold their own in a debate. The figures have to be cited, agreed upon by both opponents (beforehand of course, as to what can be used), and they would ideally be unbiased.

You specifically stated that you found some numbers by Coca-Cola Enterprises. You also stated that Coca-Cola Enterprises created Dr. Pepper.

The first statement shows an immediate bias towards Coca-Cola. This bias would have been somewhat removed by the second statement, since one would assume that, if Coca Cola owned DP, then Coca Cola would not be biased against DP. The problem is that you were COMPLETELY wrong. Coca Cola does NOT own DP. Coca Cola also did NOT originally create DP.

In addition, your provided no background with your statistics. In what year was this survey conducted? What type of survey? What was the sample size? At the very least, that information would be required in order to validate your so-called statistics. Otherwise, anyone could make up figures and expect them to hold weight in their debate.

There's no need to call people out on being novices. Statements such as that are simply a reflection of your own lack of character.

PS -
You referred to statistics 3 different times in that comment, and spelled it 3 different ways, yet failed to spell it correctly once.
Posted by armychick 8 years ago
armychick
No matter what Kind of debate you debate, it has satistics. You cannot get away by saying Dr. Pepper is better then Coca Cola just because I said so. No thats not going to go over well at all. All those who say that you don't need statics and that I didn't refute anything he said must still be novice debaters. FYI he didn't even try to refute my stats from the coca cola company on what pop sold the most.

Con wins.....

Even tho it was your first debate you can learn things from it. So take some foot notes from this.

Thanks!
Posted by the-mad-ones 8 years ago
the-mad-ones
Ok, I was kidding.
Now shut up.
Posted by the-mad-ones 8 years ago
the-mad-ones
Haha, I wasn't attempting humor.
I was being serious.
Posted by Mangani 8 years ago
Mangani
Awww... how cute... the clown made an attempt at humor... bwaaaajajajajajaja! Yeah, I lose "everywhere"... not just on debate.org! I'm so mad at you! I'll just post this comment and that ought to teach yyyyoouuuu!!!
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