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flippinflipster
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ClashnBoom
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Half-Full not Half-Empty

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ClashnBoom
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/6/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 449 times Debate No: 72987
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flippinflipster

Pro

I would like to argue that it is in better context to refer to a container, filled with liquid up to a halfway point, to be considered half full. My reasoning is that the default state of a cup is empty. When one makes a change, it should be referred to in relation to that change. Say, you're painting a house. At the halfway mark, would you consider it half painted or half unpainted? Say there was a car, and one side was sprayed down with a hose. Half dry or half wet? It would be silly to call something that's only half the trait of it's default state. A cup is not filled ultimately before being filled. A case where half empty would be appropriate would be on a noun like a Lake. The default state of a lake is filled with water, so in a draining process, it'd be considered half empty. I rest my case.
ClashnBoom

Con

You stated that if a glass is filled to the half point it is then half full but what if the glass was full then you drank half of it? To your reasoning the cup would be half empty since you said "When one makes a change, it should be referred to in relation to that change." so it depends on the state of the glass. If you just painted a house then while wet it rained which caused half of the house's paint to disappear would you consider it half painted of half unpainted? If there was a car that is wet then you dry half of it is it half dry or wet? I think if it was full then halted then it should be called half empty if it was empty then filled halfway then it should be called half full. Before there was a lake there was a patch of dry land.( Sorry for my bad grammar.)
Debate Round No. 1
flippinflipster

Pro

flippinflipster forfeited this round.
ClashnBoom

Con

I extend all my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
flippinflipster

Pro

flippinflipster forfeited this round.
ClashnBoom

Con

Vote for the one who didn't forfeit.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by tejretics 2 years ago
tejretics
@Poe-vahkiin:
I go for the latter,
'Coz it doesn't matter.
Posted by Poe-vahkiin 2 years ago
Poe-vahkiin
This matter is based solely on the perspective the situation is viewed with. Some will argue half full, some will say half empty, some may say it is completely full of water and air, others may say it doesn't matter.
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 2 years ago
Ragnar
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Reasons for voting decision: FF
Vote Placed by YoshiBoy13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con: Double forfeit combo! Massive damage! // Grammar was about even on both sides // Arguments to Con: Provided compromise with better representation of what would happen.
Vote Placed by tejretics 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF. The reasoning of it being half-empty is because of the psychological direction to finish something, and finishing it halfway, meaning something is half-empty in progressive status, as pointed out clearly by Con. The argument was logical and Pro failed to address it as they forfeited. 4 points to Con.
Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con came up with some impactful counter-arguments that required addressing. Pro never addressed these in his/her ff. So, arguments and conduct to Con.