The Instigator
Mizuryuu
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Wylted
Con (against)
Winning
10 Points

Enhanced Interrogation (Torture) does not work effectively as an interrogation technique

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Wylted
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/9/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 553 times Debate No: 76376
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Mizuryuu

Pro

Enhanced Interrogation does not work effectively as an interrogation technique. Hello, I'm new to DDO so please excuse any errors I may make in setting up this debate. Round 1 will be the acceptance of the debate, Rounds 2 and 3 will focus on claims and counterclaims, the actual proposition of arguments, and Round 4 will be a final conclusion. This debate is not about whether or not torture is ethically or morally correct, but rather about the effectiveness of torture itself at gathering information.
Wylted

Con

I accept and would like to remind my opponent and the voters that it was specifically stated in round one that the effectiveness of "enhanced interrogation" shall be measured in it's usefulness at gathering information. Whether it is ethical or even whether it has negative side efffects unassociated is beside the point, and should not bear into these arguments. We are merely judging whether on average an enhanced interrogation recieved an equal or greater amount of information than regular interrogation.

If after this debate, the voters decide that politely asking a guy where a bomb is as equally effective as repeatedly drowning them until they give you the information. If enhanced interrogation is less effective than politely asking somebody for information, my opponent wins, but if it is more effective than a polite request, I win.
Debate Round No. 1
Mizuryuu

Pro

My opponent pointed out an error on my part in the claim; instead of the claim being "effective at gathering information," it should have been "effective at gathering accurate information." Due to this, I am left with an argument that is obviously wrong, as enhanced interrogation techniques do statistically gather more information, be it reliable or unreliable, than other non-abusive techniques. I am not sure how forfeiting works on DDO, but I forfeit; Con wins.
Wylted

Con

I'm not trying to resolution snipe. I meant accurate information. I merely meant to focus on the amount of accurate information. I want to debate that torture provides a higher quantity of accurate information than not. I think we're both aware that inaccurate information is unimportant in terms of this debate and should be left out of the equation.

If you want to actually debate this, we can make it 2 rounds and do so, but I certainly won't stop you from forfeiting.
Debate Round No. 2
Mizuryuu

Pro

Mizuryuu forfeited this round.
Wylted

Con

It's clear my opponent has lost interest. I accept his forfeit
Debate Round No. 3
Mizuryuu

Pro

Mizuryuu forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession by Pro. Con wins.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro gracefully forfeits.
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Reasons for voting decision: FF