The Instigator
SouthernDeadhead
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vorxxox
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Winning
25 Points

I am unintelligent

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/24/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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SouthernDeadhead

Pro

I am Pro. Best of luck to my opponent.
vorxxox

Con

Well, thanks for such a, ummmmmmmm... Humorous debate.

First of all, I would like to first state that since your pro, you bear the burden of proof. In order to win, you have to prove why you are unintelligent.

For me to win, I have to explain why you are "not" unintelligent

Definition of Unintellegent via msn encarta: not having ability to think: not having a mind or the ability to think and reason

So you have to prove to me that you haven't the ability to think. Is that possible, considering the fact that you were able to surf this website and post this debate?

Good Luck

:)

Everyone else, please vote CON
Debate Round No. 1
SouthernDeadhead

Pro

First, I will attack my opponent' points, then I will construct my argument:
I believe the most common definition of unintelligent is this:
1. deficient in intelligence; dull; stupid.
2. not endowed with intelligence.
(found at dictionary.com)
OR this
having or showing a lack or deficiency of intelligence
(found at yourdictionary.com)

Granted, your definition is applicable, but these, in my opinion are of much more common use today.

"So you have to prove to me that you haven't the ability to think. Is that possible, considering the fact that you were able to surf this website and post this debate?"

For all you know, someone I know could be pretending to be SouthernDeadhead while I am insane and babbling having lost the ability to think and reason. For all you know, I could have drug overdosed and lost the ability to have a functioning brain.

Now, for my construction:

According to my definition unintelligent means to be dull or stupid. For all you know, I am dull. For all you know, I have such a monotone voice that I put people to sleep. For all you know, People find me so uninteresting that I am dull to them. For all you know, I basically do nothing all day, but read the dictionary. For all you know, I'm that dull.
For all you know, I am stupid. For all you know, I don't know how to spell without using spell check on every single word. For all you knnow, I can barely read. For all you know, I have a kindergarten education level and can barely function.
See, from this point, you cannot tell me I am intelligent because for all you know I could be a dummy or unintelligent fool. Because you do not KNOW I am intelligent, you must assume I'm unintelligent.

Vote Pro!
vorxxox

Con

Oooooooooooo.... kay.

Let me rebut your arguments

"For all you know, someone I know could be pretending to be SouthernDeadhead while I am insane and babbling having lost the ability to think and reason. For all you know, I could have drug overdosed and lost the ability to have a functioning brain."

Well, you are whoever posted the debate, so it really doesn't matter. Whoever is "controlling" southerndeadhead's account has to prove that THEY are unintelligent. SO PROVE TO ME SO.

"According to my definition unintelligent means to be dull or stupid. For all you know, I am dull. For all you know, I have such a monotone voice that I put people to sleep. For all you know, People find me so uninteresting that I am dull to them. For all you know, I basically do nothing all day, but read the dictionary. For all you know, I'm that dull.
For all you know, I am stupid. For all you know, I don't know how to spell without using spell check on every single word. For all you knnow, I can barely read. For all you know, I have a kindergarten education level and can barely function.
See, from this point, you cannot tell me I am intelligent because for all you know I could be a dummy or unintelligent fool. Because you do not KNOW I am intelligent, you must assume I'm unintelligent."

What the heck? For all I know, you could be lying. Half of these claims are contradictory anyway. If you can't PROVE it, it's almost like you're making it up. This isn't evidence at all.

So far, you're completely wrong. I'm sure we can agree that the prefix "un" means not so unintelligent means "not intelligent"

Definitions of Intelligent from Merriam Webster

1: the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : reason

2: the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests)

3: the act of understanding : comprehension

You being a LIVING THING, you have to have intelligence. In your everyday life, you are forced to react to stimuli. If you are capable of typing a page in response to my arguements, then you must poses intelligence. You are able to understand what I'm saying!

My opponent has came up with all these hypothetical situations, trying to play the "you don't know, so you must assume this" card.

My opponents logic is like this:
I don't no who gave me a christmas present. For all I know, Santa Claus could have did it. Therefore, I must assume that Santa Clause did it!

I have proven that my opponent isn't "not intelligent" because I proved that intelligence is necessary for logic and reasoning. My opponent will lose if keeps failing to provide evidence that proves his point.

So please vote CON.

Thank You.
Debate Round No. 2
SouthernDeadhead

Pro

SouthernDeadhead forfeited this round.
vorxxox

Con

Well, vote CON.

Thank you
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by LoveyounoHomo 8 years ago
LoveyounoHomo
Lol this was a extremely funny debate.
Posted by LoveyounoHomo 8 years ago
LoveyounoHomo
Travis is gay.
WHAT!
Posted by EugeneZ 8 years ago
EugeneZ
there is not much info about Pro
<I am Pro. Best of luck to my opponent.>
You can not just based on definition say how is unintelligent or not:

the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations:
you can say that wild animals are intelligent too like anyone\anything with ability to learn and\or understand --- difference is what was learned and understood -> and who can defined is it right or wrong.

The point is - it an intelligence is much more then be "pro" with brains
Posted by RoyLatham 8 years ago
RoyLatham
I would take intelligence to get someone else to post. Pro fails to make a prima facie case.
Posted by SouthernDeadhead 8 years ago
SouthernDeadhead
Haha take it as whatever makes my argument more convincing haha
Posted by KyleLumsden 8 years ago
KyleLumsden
"For all you know, someone I know could be pretending to be SouthernDeadhead while I am insane and babbling having lost the ability to think and reason."

I can't decide yet whether the above statement is BS or a provocative statement on the nature of identity, especially of the online variety. FOR ALL I KNOW, it is both.
Posted by SouthernDeadhead 8 years ago
SouthernDeadhead
I'm stretching it in round 2, but whatever haha
Posted by SouthernDeadhead 8 years ago
SouthernDeadhead
This debate is silly, but I really want to see who wins haha.
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