I Will lose this Debate
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I will lose this debate . .
I hereby forfeit all points to Con.
I declare my loss of this debate.
Since my opponent has conceded the debate it is true that he will most likely lose the debate however this debate isn't about likelihood. This debate is about absoloute facts. Since my opponent is making the claim the 'I' in the resolution almost certainly refers to him. He states that he will lose the debate. The resolution offers no explanation regarding if we are basing it off probability or not. Since this reolution creates a paradox the winner of the debate is never guaranteed. I do not have to argue that I will lose the debate, my burden merely requirs me to prove that there isn't a 100% chance that my opponent will lose the debate. The resolution creates a paradox and as a result it is quite possible that votes will remain neutral and this debate will end a tie. Assuming that voters do not vote on this debate and voters are not obliged to vote on every debate it is not guaranteed that my opponent will lose. If my opponent does lose that does not mean that they have met their burden. Their burden requires them to prove that they will lose for a 100% fact at this point in time. Voters cannot vote for him because his prediction was correct. They should only vote for him if he can justify why there is a 100% chance that he will lose the debate.
Benjiboy960 forfeited this round.
I have proven that my opponent will not lose for a 100% chance and therefore my burden is met.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Cobalt 12 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con has shown that we cannot know with certainty that Pro will lose this debate. At first I was inclined to make this a tie, since my voting Con seemingly creates a paradox. However, I realized that my vote does not mean that Pro will certainly lose this debate, since there are other voters. Therefore, I'm voting for Con, on his argument that we cannot know with certainty that "[Pro] will lose this debate", even with the inclusion of my vote.
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