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# I will not contradict myself

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 12/6/2009 Category: Miscellaneous Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 1,224 times Debate No: 10356
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Posted by Pote 8 years ago
1. Do you enjoy driving above the speed limit?
No.

2. Is imitation a sincere form of flattery?
In my opinion, yes.

3. Suppose most experts in a field (science, mathematics, literature, medicine) agreed upon some aspect of that field, e.g. doctors agreeing that cigarettes are unhealthy. Would you trust their judgement?
It would depend on what aspect of the field. I do not believe that anything agreed upon by "most experts" is necessarily true, but if it seems like it could be true to me I will trust their judgement.

4.Does my dog have a white patch of fur on his ear?
I do not know.

5. If I asked you 'Are all statements you made in a previous debate correct?' and you answered 'yes,' could I prove that some statement on a previous debate contradicts a current statement?
I have lied in other debates, so I would not answer yes, but if I did answer yes, you could do so.

6. Consider the following,
X = .999(9)
10X = 9.999(9)
10X - X = 9.999(9)
9X = 9
X = 1
.999(9) = 1

Does the above series of equations prove that .999 (repeating) is equal to 1?
Your math is incorrect, so no. 10X-X =/= 9.999(9) if X = 1.

7. If you lie/ post something incorrect, does that count as a contradiction?
Only if you can prove that I lied or posted something incorrect in this debate/comments that is an answer your 10 questions or a statement I make not in response to any question by you. In other words, lies in other debates do not count.

8. Are you income, occupation, and religion status correct in that you're 'not saying'?
It is correct that I am not saying on this website.

9. If we both break the rules, do you win?
It depends on what the voters decide.

10. Will you only speak the truth in this round?
If you prove that I have contradicted myself in this comment it is applicable to the debate, if that is your question. If not, I do not understand the question.
Posted by Nails 8 years ago
Question 1:

Do you enjoy driving above the speed limit?

Question 2:

Is imitation a sincere form of flattery?

Question 3:

Suppose most experts in a field (science, mathematics, literature, medicine) agreed upon some aspect of that field, e.g. doctors agreeing that cigarettes are unhealthy. Would you trust their judgement?

Question 4:

Does my dog have a white patch of fur on his ear?

Question 5:

If I asked you 'Are all statements you made in a previous debate correct?' and you answered 'yes,' could I prove that some statement on a previous debate contradicts a current statement?

Question 6:

Consider the following,
X = .999(9)
10X = 9.999(9)
10X - X = 9.999(9)
9X = 9
X = 1
.999(9) = 1

Does the above series of equations prove that .999 (repeating) is equal to 1?

Question 7:

If you lie/ post something incorrect, does that count as a contradiction?

Question 8:

Are you income, occupation, and religion status correct in that you're 'not saying'?

Question 9:

If we both break the rules, do you win?

Question 10:

Will you only speak the truth in this round?
Posted by Pote 8 years ago
I was just going off of what I remembered from http://www.debate.org... but it seems that 10 questions were not asked in round 2 in that debate either, so it might be a trend that I didn't pick up on.

And you can ask 10 more questions in the comments if you want.
Posted by Pote 8 years ago
Revised question #2:
Are these sentences all true:
(Assume that a true command is one that must be followed)
CON must post 10 questions, for PRO, that could be answered with a 'yes' or 'no' or else CON loses.
This debate seemed fun to Pro when it was posted.
Imitation is a sincere form of flattery?

Not all of them, no.
Posted by Nails 8 years ago
"1. CON must post 10 questions, directed at PRO, that could be answered with a 'yes' or 'no' or else CON loses. This does not apply to the final round."

It doesn't say anything about questions per round, just simple 10 questions total. If you'd like, I'll ask 10 more questions in comments.

However, for the now twice neither confirmed or denied question 2, I would rather ask it in comments. This way if/when I present a contradiction, you'll have a chance to rebut it.

Revised question #2:
Are these sentences all true:
(Assume that a true command is one that must be followed)
CON must post 10 questions, for PRO, that could be answered with a 'yes' or 'no' or else CON loses.
This debate seemed fun to Pro when it was posted.
Imitation is a sincere form of flattery?
Posted by wonderwoman 8 years ago
I believe it is WJM
Posted by Nails 8 years ago
It wasn't my idea originally. I'm not sure who to give credit for inventing this.
Posted by Cody_Franklin 8 years ago
You forgot to put "libertarian" in quotation marks.
Posted by Danielle 8 years ago
Lol, another libertarian. They exist only on the internet.
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