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rowsdower
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minstrel
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How much wood a woodchuck can chuck remains unresolved.

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minstrel
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/14/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 909 times Debate No: 29155
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rowsdower

Pro

I contend that the adage "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood" remains unresolved. The answer "as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood" is not a satisfactory answer.
The con side will be arguing that this answer is indeed satisfactory.
minstrel

Con

I agree that the answer "as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood" is not quantitative. However given the amount of information known about the woodchuck I feel that this is the best answer available, and therefore the answer must be satisfactory as no more specific answer is possible.
Debate Round No. 1
rowsdower

Pro

I concur with your assessment that the aforementioned answer is the most specific answer possible given the available information about the hypothetical woodchuck and the wood he would be chucking. However I disagree that the answer given by the tongue twister is satisfactory. The answer given was inherently known before the question was even asked. Obviously the maximum amount of wood the woodchuck could chuck would be the maximum amount the woodchuck could chuck. The answer given is an axiomatic truth. It doesn't better define the woodchuck's chucking ability any more than the question being asked did. For this reason I maintain that the answer given is unsatisfactory.
minstrel

Con

I see your point but I feel that the point of the answer was to provide a whimsical conclusion to the tongue twister. It meets that requirement and is at least in that way satisfactory.
Debate Round No. 2
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Vote Placed by likespeace 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: "The answer must be satisfactory as no more specific answer is possible. The point of the answer was to provide a whimsical conclusion to the tongue twister. It meets that requirement."