The Instigator
mongeese
Pro (for)
Winning
17 Points
The Contender
kohai
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

I will not contradict myself.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/8/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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mongeese

Pro

Contradiction: http://en.wikipedia.org...

Rules:
1. In Rounds 1-3, CON will ask PRO ten Yes/No questions.
2. In Rounds 2-4, PRO will answer all of CON's questions with Yes, No, or an explanation as to why neither answer would be completely correct.
3. In Rounds 2-4, CON can point out any contradictions that he or she believes to be present in PRO's answers, citing all questions and answers involved in the contradiction.
4. When CON points out a contradiction, PRO may use all of the following rounds to defend the accused contradiction until either CON drops the accusation or PRO admits defeat, or when the debate is over.
5. If PRO is never found to have contradicted himself in this debate, PRO wins.
6. If PRO is ever found to have contradicted himself in this debate, PRO loses.
7. Because sources are largely irrelevant, and can really only be used by CON most of the time, the two points associated with sources will be given to the victor of the debate. However, it is still important that debaters back up their arguments with sources when appropriate.
8. A contradiction may only be pointed out if both parts of the contradiction are brought up in this debate.
9. For any questions involved in a contradiction, PRO may define any words in the question or the answer using the online Merriam-Webster dictionary at his own discretion, unless the words were already defined by CON when the question was asked.
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
10. If PRO ever fails to abide by any rule, PRO automatically loses.
11. If CON ever fails to abide by any rule, CON automatically loses.
12. Before posting his or her Round 2 argument, CON must challenge PRO to a debate that is an exact copy of this debate, except that Rule 12 must be absent.

Good luck.
kohai

Con

I have been doing a lot of serious debates lately, so it is time to give the serious debates a rest.

1. Do you believe in God?

2. Have you ever mooted before?

3. Do you like to sing?

4. Have you ever sung?

5. Are you positive we are having this debate?

6. Did you stop beating your wife/girlfriend?

7. Can we possibly know anything?

8. Do you use 100% of your brain?

9. What is the definition of "Zero"?

10. Have you ever mugged someone?

Thank you. Good luck!
Debate Round No. 1
mongeese

Pro

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. Yes.

5. Yes.

6. No.

7. Yes.

8. Yes.

9. The arithmetical symbol 0 or denoting the absence of all magnitude or quantity
That was not a yes/no question; therefore, my opponent only asked me nine yes/no questions in Round 1; therefore, my opponent broke Rule #1; therefore, my opponent loses by Rule #11.

10. No.
kohai

Con

My opponent is correct that I broke the rule 11. Sorry. I was copying from previous debates I have done. Please re-challenge me to this debate and I will remove it.
Debate Round No. 2
mongeese

Pro

Very well. I have started a separate debate here:

http://www.debate.org...
kohai

Con

Thank you for giving me a re-do chance! I just copied this debate and changed the rule breaker.
Debate Round No. 3
mongeese

Pro

I accepted that challenge.

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kohai

Con

Vote pro!
Debate Round No. 4
kohai

Con

Sorry for the mistake I made. Thank you for being kind to give me another chance.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by mongeese 5 years ago
mongeese
It has seemed over the past that the Instigator seems to lose this type of debate more frequently than not, so the rule basically has the debate repeat with the sides swapped.
Posted by Maikuru 5 years ago
Maikuru
What is with Rule 12?
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Reasons for voting decision: You break the rules, you pay the price!
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Reasons for voting decision: Con, by the parameters of the debate, broke the rule that if Con failed to abide by any rule (including, the first rule), he loses...
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Reasons for voting decision: Con violated the rules.