The Instigator
Annbella
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Danielle
Con (against)
Winning
11 Points

I don't know what to Debate about I'm just really bored and need to talk to someone.

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after 2 votes the winner is...
Danielle
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/30/2010 Category: Arts
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,112 times Debate No: 12863
Debate Rounds (4)
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Votes (2)

 

Annbella

Pro

I'm just really bored!
Danielle

Con

Pro has the burden of proof. I eagerly await Pro's contentions :P
Debate Round No. 1
Annbella

Pro

Annbella forfeited this round.
Danielle

Con

The resolution reads, "I don't know what to Debate about I'm just really bored and need to talk to someone." However based on a priori knowledge [1] and other evidence/description, we can understand the concept of debate and the expectations thereof. For instance, one debater instigates a resolution and their opponent contends or defends a view contrary to the instigator's. By creating a resolution, we can assume that the instigator did indeed know what to debate about (the resolution). This is further evidenced by her participation in other debates [2]. Considering Pro made a positive assertion in the resolution she instigated, she indeed has the burden of proof [3]. As such, she must prove that she doesn't know what to debate about, and that she needs (needed) someone to talk to. Need is defined as a necessary requirement or obligation [4]; in other words it's Pro's burden to also defend that it was obligatory for her to talk to someone. If I am exaggerating or misrepresenting her claims in any way, I invite her to explain and defend her original intention in the next round. Good luck.

[1] http://plato.stanford.edu...
[2] http://www.debate.org...
[3] Michalos, Alex. 1969. Principles of Logic. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall. p 370
[4] http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate Round No. 2
Annbella

Pro

Annbella forfeited this round.
Danielle

Con

Extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
Annbella

Pro

Annbella forfeited this round.
Danielle

Con

Extend my arguments. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
Danielle
... Based on the arguments, and how well Pro has fulfilled her burden?
Posted by CrysisPillar 7 years ago
CrysisPillar
How are we supposed to cast a vote on this when it's done...O_o
Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
Danielle
Oh make no mistake about it... I can hardly sit still.
Posted by Puck 7 years ago
Puck
More in reference to "eagerly await" than any argumentative sense. :)
Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
Danielle
How? I can easily prove she has the BOP. Why should Con post first? How is that shenanigans? Pray tell :)
Posted by Puck 7 years ago
Puck
"I eagerly await Pro's contentions"

I call shenanigans.
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Vote Placed by Rockylightning 7 years ago
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