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smstar
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DoctorDeku
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English should be the only language in the world

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DoctorDeku
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/24/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,071 times Debate No: 28522
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smstar

Con


First round for <acceptance>
Second round for <introduction/argument>
Third round for <rebuttal/additional arguments>
Fourth round for <rebuttal/conclusion>
- New arguments are not allowed in fourth round

So yeah. Good luck to my opponent and have fun :)
DoctorDeku

Pro

This should be interesting. I can't wait see how con proves that English shouldn't be the only language in the world.
I accept, and look forward to a good debate!

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Debate Round No. 1
smstar

Con

Thanks, DoctorDeku ;)
Back to my point, 'English should be the only language in the world'; I stand as a con, because:
it is such disgrace to other cultures and heritages.
- If English becomes the world's 'unique' language, a loss, or even an extinction in a bigger extent, will be inevitable for some cultures. Cultures act as foundations of certain ethnic groups and their moral values. Hence, the point is: it will destroy ethnic roots of a big proportion (87%) of people around the world. [According to http://en.wikipedia.org..., there are 360 million people who speak English as a first language and 375-750 million people who speak English as a second language. By adding those figures, we can tell they're still 13% of the world population (7.06 million, http://en.wikipedia.org...).]

Goshh I've taken so much characters!! :o hate this... anyways this is my intro =)
DoctorDeku

Pro

Refutation-
- There are plenty of ways to celebrate culture that aren't dependent on language, including; eating a traditional dinner, attending a museum or even visiting the country whose culture you're interested in.
- Texas and England have different cultures despite having the same language; language and culture aren't dependent on one another.
- Language evolves, so any culture based solely on it would be phased out eventually.

Constructive-
- Having a single common language would connect people and tear down cultural walls; it's easier to form a relationship when you know what some-one is actually saying.
- It would make innovation in science and medicine easier, as Doctors and scientists could communicate more easily.
- people could live anywhere they wanted to and know that they could understand the people around them

In conclusion: while multiple languages are nice, they aren't necessary. One language would unite us and help us progress medicine and science.
Debate Round No. 2
smstar

Con

smstar forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
smstar

Con

smstar forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Fallon16 3 years ago
Fallon16
by the way its spanish people
Posted by Fallon16 3 years ago
Fallon16
quick little fix: Yo creo que el ingles no debe ser el unico idioma del mundo. Espanol, Frances y todas esas otras lenguas por ahi se debe permitir a existir. Esa es mi creencia

the phrase below had a couple errors..
Posted by Fallon16 3 years ago
Fallon16
i have only this to say: Yo creo que el Ingl"s no debe ser el "nico idioma del mundo. Espa"ol, franc"s y todas esas otras lenguas por ah" se debe permitir a existir. Esa es mi creencia.

for translation: look it up.
Posted by DoctorDeku 4 years ago
DoctorDeku
*shrug* I don't know. I'm guessing it's Con's first language so that's what he went with.
Posted by MaestroEvans 4 years ago
MaestroEvans
Why English?
Posted by Bull_Diesel 4 years ago
Bull_Diesel
Awesome. I was really hoping you took Pro.

I think i'll follow this but i'm not sure i'm in the mood to argue for English.

Good luck to Pro )
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