The Instigator
Axonly
Pro (for)
Winning
7 Points
The Contender
Shashwat_V
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Evolution is correct

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Axonly
Voting Style: Open Point System: Select Winner
Started: 6/1/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 456 times Debate No: 92183
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (8)
Votes (1)

 

Axonly

Pro

READ: This debate will be a bit different. Lots of people who do this debate type a ton of words. How boring. This debate is going to be different. We are going to debate using 20 words max per each round (Excluding this paragraph). This isn't a particularly serious debate, so I guess the only strict rule is the 20 word max for each argument. Put your argument in quotes if you want to say something else, anything not in quotes cannot be voted on.

"Genetics, Paleontology, Zoology and Geology all confirm evolution is correct. It complies with religion if need be for religious people.
Shashwat_V

Con

"The theory of evolution ain't a fact...theory is always doubtful until accepted universally.same with evolution"
Debate Round No. 1
Axonly

Pro

"A theory is an explanation supported by fact and experimentation. That's why evolution is an accepted explanation of biological phenomena."
Shashwat_V

Con

"The big bang theory is supported by numerous experimentation, but it's still ain't a fact.Facts need to be universal"
Debate Round No. 2
Axonly

Pro

"Scientists use the term "fact" to refer to a scientific theory that's been proven many times by experimentation and evidence."
Shashwat_V

Con

"Then you lack some basic ideas about scientific terminology. A theory is never considered a fact in science". The molecular orbital theory explains numerous chemical properties but it's not a fact....it's still a hypothesis
Debate Round No. 3
Axonly

Pro

""Fact: In science, an observation that has been repeatedly confirmed and for all practical purposes is accepted as "true."""

Source: University plus http://ncse.com...
Shashwat_V

Con

That's what I said...fact is the truth ,not a theory. " hence evolution is a theory and it 'may' be a truth but it 'is' not. " https://www.google.co.in...
Debate Round No. 4
Axonly

Pro

"By that logic, truth is observations, this cannot be. Evolution is supported by the evidence and makes testable proven predictions."
Shashwat_V

Con

"Some facts may support a theory but numerous facts challenge it's credibility. The same case with evolution, having numerous contradiction." https://www.google.co.in... , https://www.google.co.in... , https://www.google.co.in...
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by whiteflame 6 months ago
whiteflame
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7 points to Pro. Reasons for voting decision: Con made no sense. By his logic, nothing is true.

[*Reason for removal*] While the logic of one of the debaters may inform a voter's decision, the voter is nonetheless required to assess specific points made by both debaters and come to a decision on the basis of those points. General logic can only be part of an assessment, and not the totality.
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Posted by Wylted 6 months ago
Wylted
I like the debate structure. Awesome ideal
Posted by whiteflame 6 months ago
whiteflame
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>Reported vote: dtien400// Mod action: Removed<

7 points to Pro. Reasons for voting decision: Con didn't prove that evolution was incorrect, but instead tried to undermine the framework of Pro's argument by attacking the veracity of scientific theories rather than actually debunking the evidence behind evolution; this showed severe ignorance on Con's part as scientific theories are considered extremely credible both by the public and, more importantly, by the scientific community. His sources were subpar as well since he often linked Google searches rather than credible sites.

[*Reason for removal*] The voter has to assess specific points made in the debate by both sides and weigh them against one another. In this case, the voter explains why Con's tactics were ineffective, but never addresses specific arguments made by either side, instead appearing to provide his own response to the general tactics used and awarding the points to Pro. That is not sufficient under the voting standards, even on a debate with arguments this brief.
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Posted by whiteflame 6 months ago
whiteflame
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>Reported vote: giangreg// Mod action: Removed<

7 points to Pro. Reasons for voting decision: Con did not try to address evolution specifically. He just stated his issues with scientific proceedings in general rather than the actual evidence. Pro was miles ahead of Con in grammar, using better sources, and general argumentative capacity. Con seemed to be very sure that his individual beliefs were superior to the collective evidence proposed by thousands of scientists that all speak from independent corroboration.

[*Reason for removal*] The voter has to assess specific points made in the debate by both sides and weigh them against one another. In this case, the voter states that Con's tactics were ineffective, but fails to assess specific arguments made in the debate by either side. I realize this is a very short debate and that there wasn't much argumentation to be had, but if you're going to state that one side had better "general argumentative capacity", you have to explain why that is the case, and not just based on the other side's failings. The same is true of S&G and sources.
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Posted by canis 6 months ago
canis
? = 8 words then..
Posted by canis 6 months ago
canis
Evolution can not happen in subject A
Posted by A1tre 6 months ago
A1tre
You are going to end up with statements of opinion instead of claims based on valid arguments and evidence
Posted by canis 6 months ago
canis
Great idea. " A ton of words" usually means "A ton of cover up"...
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Wylted 6 months ago
Wylted
AxonlyShashwat_V
Who won the debate:Vote Checkmark-
Reasons for voting decision: Pro definitely had better sources that actually linked to pages and con just linked to search engine results. I liked the semantic debate by both sides, so let's get to it. Con said facts need to be universal but never backed this up with a definition or a premise, while pro defined fact as abtheory backed up by experimentation or evidence. Pro actually provides the evidence in round one by mentioning zoology, paleontology and genetics. Con's semantic argument fails and does not mention any evidence until the last round and even then nothing specific was mentioned, like pro did.