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Fall Is The Best Season

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/5/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kstepinac

Pro

I believe that fall is the best season out of them all. This is due to the weather, the season, and special celebrations that occur in the fall season.
imabench

Con

I accept this debate and will be arguing that Fall/Autumn (period of time from September to late November) is not the best season

Other than that


Debate Round No. 1
kstepinac

Pro

First off, I believe fall is the best season due to the weather. Out of all the other times of year, the weather is most pleasant. Its weather ranges from approximately 50 degrees to 75 degrees. This weather is most comfortable. We can go outside in just a t-shirt or only having to wear a light sweater or jacket. Also, people are not dripping wet from sweating as they would if it were summer. They aren't drenched in water because of the consistent rain we get during the spring. Most of all, they aren't freezing cold, getting frostbite and pneumonia from the frigid winter.

Also, within fall, there are some of the greatest moments and holidays. During fall, students are starting or returning to school. Halloween is in October for all children and adults to have a great time dressing up in costumes, having parties, and going trick-or-treating which makes a wonderful time for families to also have some bonding time together. Furthermore, Jewish people have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah to celebrate in the month of September. For Catholics, we have All Saints and All Souls Day in November as religious holidays. Last and most highly recognized of all, we have Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of the most sincere, heart-felt, family/friend-oriented holidays. We learn to share with those who are less fortunate and give thanks for the things we do have rather then dwell on the things we desire to possess. It is in fact a day that makes the fall such a special time for all.

My final primary reason for why I feel fall is the best season is because during the fall we have the best scenery to observe. The beginning of fall is the most beautiful time in nature to take photographs and explore nature. The trees are all losing their leaves slowly. However, the amazing bright colors of red, orange, green, and brown are absolutely breathtaking. There is no greater visual then to be driving around the side of a mountain and overlooking across you spot another mountain and all you see is thousands of trees. It is a lovely sight.
imabench

Con

The Pro is arguing that Fall is the best season,
I am simply arguing that it is not the best or equal to all the others.

Now as for her arguments

1) Weather
The Pro is arguing that Fall is the best time of year because of its weather, however the Pro does not take into account the fact that seasons are relative to the hemispheres of Earth. What is summer for the northern hemisphere is winter for the southern hemisphere, and vice versa. In order for a season to be the best season it would have to be the best season in the WORLD, not just the US. So lets see the effects of fall weather on parts of the world

Hawaii: Fall is when Hawaii receives the greatest amount of rain
http://www.hawaii-guide.com...

Prague: Spring is the best time of year to visit as the trees bloom, fall on the other hand is cloudy, very cold, and depressing
http://www.prague.net...

Australia: Summer is unanimously the best season to visit
http://goaustralia.about.com...

Paris: Even locals agree that Spring is the best time to visit
http://globecheap.com...

Napa Valley: Fall is the most crowded time of year and almost any other month is better
http://www.winecountrygetaways.com...

Ireland: July to August is the optimal time to visit, which falls under Summer
http://travel.nytimes.com...

Vietnam: January and February are the best times to visit here since it is warm but not pouring rain
http://www.vntraveler.com...

Cancun: December to February are when the crowds are small but the temperatures are still amazing
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk...

Disney World: Even they say the best time to visit is in Spring
http://www.dwinsider.com...

England: This site actually says that the time to NOT go to England is August, according to them Spring is the best time to visit
http://www.journeymart.com...

I could go on and on and name places where Fall is not the best time of year to visit a place, But ill just summarize here and state that if fall truly were the best season around the world then the optimal time to travel to these countries to get the best weather would be during fall, but as I have shown above, that is simply not the case. Fall is not the best season because numerous travel websites all show how the best time to visit many countries is any season BUT Fall....

2) Events and holidays
" During fall, students are starting or returning to school."
That is one of the WORST parts of fall, going back to school!!! Your summer vacation just ended and now you have to go back to prison 7 hours a day just to come home and have your parents all over you about your grades? How is that a GOOD quality again?

"Halloween is in October for all children and adults to have a great time dressing up in costumes, having parties, and going trick-or-treating"
Halloween may be fun for children but its pure hell for child obesity clinics since Halloween is like pearl harbor for them every year.

" Jewish people have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah to celebrate in the month of September"
Jews make up 13 million of the world's 6.7 BILLION people, meaning the % of Jews in the world is 13,000,000 / 6,700,000,000 = 0.2% of the entire world....

Point is, Jewish holidays are only celebrated by a very very small fraction of people in the world meaning that >99% of the world is unaffected by Jewish holidays. How can Fall be the best holiday in the world if some of the holiday's in Fall affect less than 1% of the world's population?
http://en.wikipedia.org...

" For Catholics, we have All Saints and All Souls Day in November"
How many people even remember what day all saints day or all souls day is on? If you had to look it up chances are your not affected by it.

"Last and most highly recognized of all, we have Thanksgiving..... It is in fact a day that makes the fall such a special time for all."
For all of us who live in the US and nowhere else in the world....

For a season to be "the best" holiday wise it has to affect the most amount of people, which holidays are celebrated by the most amount of people?

Earth day: celebrated by the Earth in April during SPRING
Chinese New Year: celebrated by 1 billion Chinese people this January in WINTER
Christmas: celebrated by 1 billion Christians in December in WINTER
New Years Eve: celebrated by many christian countries January 1st during WINTER
Arbor day: celebrated in many different countries and is meant to save the trees, it is celebrated in April in SPRING

So many of the larger more worldly holidays that affect more people on average take place outside of Fall....

3) Scenery
"My final primary reason for why I feel fall is the best season is because during the fall we have the best scenery to observe"
This is really a matter of ones own opinion since each person has their own definition of what is the best kinds of weather and scenery. People may appreciate the view of a white Christmas more than dying trees or the view of green pastures during the summer more than gloomy weather usually associated with fall.... This is all dependent on ones own opinions and since there is no right answer to this argument it really doesnt strengthen anyones case.
Debate Round No. 2
kstepinac

Pro

kstepinac forfeited this round.
imabench

Con

I extend my arguments for why Fall is not the best season
Debate Round No. 3
kstepinac

Pro

kstepinac forfeited this round.
imabench

Con

Rather than respond to my points the Pro has gone on and started another 5 round debate about why fall is the best season rather than even try to argue in this one

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Debate Round No. 4
kstepinac

Pro

kstepinac forfeited this round.
imabench

Con

Vote Con...
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
Wait she responded in 2 rounds?!?!?! Wow
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