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Nikecia
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Zarroette
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Fortune In The World

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Zarroette
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/12/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Nikecia

Pro

Hello, I just read an article in a Danish magazine from 2013, which is about the use of antidepressant in the world. It was a study among 29 different countries in Europe, where Denmark lay on a 2nd place where 7,7% of the population are on antidepressant. In the other end was Romania, with 0,61%. Then I can't stop wondering that Denmark are called the most fortune land, when it's actually should be Romania.

What do you think? :-)
Zarroette

Con

The resolution involves whether there is fortune in the world. My opponent then quotes some article in a Danish magazine as to an example of fortune, or rather an example of fortune that is the wrong way around.

I'll assume first round is for acceptance, seeing as Pro is the one that has the burden of proof to affirm the resolution.
Debate Round No. 1
Nikecia

Pro

Nikecia forfeited this round.
Zarroette

Con

My opponent has not provided arguments to fulfil the BoP, yet I will still make arguments to negate.

Fortune: something that happens by chance [1].



A1: Hard Determinism


Via a physicalist perspective, I am going to show that determinism and free will are incompatible, which will validate hard determinism and render fortune as non-existent.


Everything in the universe is comprised of atoms/matter. These atoms are subject to the laws of nature, such as gravity and time. This includes the brain. Since the brain is subject to nature's laws, and these laws are unchangeable (e.g. the rate of gravity on Earth is 9.8 m/s/s) [2], then it follows that decisions made in the brain are determined by unchangeable, physical laws. Thus, there is no chance involved in these determinations, rather simply natural laws. Therefore, no one can be fortunate.



References:


[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com...
[2] http://www.physicsclassroom.com...
Debate Round No. 2
Nikecia

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
Nikecia

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Debate Round No. 4
Nikecia

Pro

Nikecia forfeited this round.
Zarroette

Con

Please vote for me because I am cute =)
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Pro forfeited multiple rounds which is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar. Arguments - Con. Pro built a case around one danish magazine article. That was it, which is a clear failure to maintain the BOP. I'm not sure if Pro understands what fortune is or how it shapes the debate... Con, on the other hand, presented a case revolving around hard determinism. Con was then left standing unchallenged for the remainder of the debate. Due to this, Con clearly wins arguments. Sources - Con. Pro failed to utilize sources in this debate whereas Con did.
Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture
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Vote Placed by Paleophyte 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeits after failing to produce any significant arguments or cite any sources.