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Phoenix_Reaper
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Dirky
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First hand account of a Supernatural occurrence is not sufficient proof to claim it as fact.

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Started: 5/12/2013 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Phoenix_Reaper

Pro

First round is merely acceptance. My stance will be as the title suggests.
Dirky

Con

Easily at a first glance you are correct. One single account of a supernatural finding is far from enough to prove it. Though, if there were a sufficient number of first hand accounts, with similar details, and reliable facts, that should be enough. Though in some cases where this is absurd, such as "big foot" or the beast of bray road, one can assume that if there is a multitude of accounts that the supernatural being can indeed be believable. I am assuming that the supernatural being is new, and has no real media connected to it. That there are NO previous accounts of it. People tend to lie about things that are "supernatural" or "unreal" claiming that they have seen it when they haven't, if multiple people see the same thing with a good amount of details, and the creature has no media on it yet and no tags, then one can say that it is somewhat plausible.
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Marauder 3 years ago
Marauder
I suggest you edit the resolution title so it switched where you have the words 'Claim' and "proof' with each other; then just delete the word 'claim'. otherwise if you don't I could semantically win this debate. It's ample 'proof' to oneself to motivate them into making the 'claim' that its a fact. that claim would just not be 'proof' enough to convince someone else. but having the experience is proof enough to make the 'claim'. you cant just have an awesome experience an keep your mouth shut about it.
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
That it was supernatural, or that something happened?
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