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ehouse
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The Contender
Nails
Con (against)
Winning
82 Points

If a penguin and a polar bear were in a fight the polar bear would win.

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Started: 12/3/2009 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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ehouse

Pro

This is pretty much a no brainer because the polar bear is way bigger and stronger than the penguin.
Nails

Con

I'm looking forward to a good debate.

For the sake of clarifying the resolution,
Polar Bear: http://www.fairmontpolarbears.com...
Penguin: http://sports.yahoo.com...

I'll allow PRO to elaborate on why Polar Bears would beat Penguins in a fight in the next round. I would imagine that Penguins, having far more experience with fighting on the ice, would beat the unprepared, weaker Polar Bears.

Good luck in the next round!
Debate Round No. 1
ehouse

Pro

I think that a polar bear would most definitely win. I think this because polar bears are larger and stronger and have sharp teeth and claws. The polar bear would win both on land and in the water considering what excellent swimming skills they have. Penguins are weak and defenseless against the almighty polar bear.

"I would imagine that Penguins, having far more experience with fighting on the ice, would beat the unprepared, weaker Polar Bears."

Polar bears are most definitely not weaker
Nails

Con

I dislike 500 character limits.

In response to PRO,
I'm darned certain that Polar Bears are not larger nor stronger than Penguins, nor do they have sharp teeth and claws.
There is nothing to suggest that their swimming skills are all that great.
Penguins have protective padding on at most times during combat.

In defense of my own case,
Penguins have a strict training regimen adhered to daily, whereas Polar Bears probably practice for an hour or so after school.
Debate Round No. 2
ehouse

Pro

"I'm darned certain that Polar Bears are not larger nor stronger than Penguins, nor do they have sharp teeth and claws."
Its proven that polar bears and larger AND stronger and that they do indeed have sharp teeth and claws.

"Penguins have a strict training regimen adhered to daily, whereas Polar Bears probably practice for an hour or so after school."
Last time I checked penguins and polar bears don't go to school.
Nails

Con

"Last time I checked penguins and polar bears don't go to school."

Last time he checked? I find it hard to believe that Pro EVER checked my sources. Polar Bears are clearly athletes of Fairmont High School, and thus do go to school.

No, Penguins do not go to school. They are full time employees in the National Hockey League, and therefore have more time to train because they need not waste time studying.

Going by the uncontested sources provided, this has nothing to do with animals.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by pcmbrown 7 years ago
pcmbrown
hahahahha
Posted by kalyse020908 7 years ago
kalyse020908
How was Nails definitions not creative !?
How many people would have honestly thought to do what Nails did?
I don't think a lot of people would have. People today, no appreciation.
Posted by Nails 7 years ago
Nails
I was really taking a gamble that he wouldn't check sources. Not sure what I would do if he did.
Posted by ToastOfDestiny 7 years ago
ToastOfDestiny
I would have voted Aff if he/she critiqued the Neg definitions as abusive or brought up counter-definitions. However, he completely dropped them and didn't even check sources. Default Neg.
Posted by Nails 7 years ago
Nails
"WHEN NEG ESTABLISHES DEFINITIONS IT IS AN ASSUMPTION BECAUSE IT IS UP TO THE AFF. TO ESTABLISH DEFINITIONS AND RULES"

This isn't true. Both sides can establish and argue against definitions provided, including the negative.
Posted by headphonegut 7 years ago
headphonegut
Really Really in WHAT WORLD DO YOU LIVE IN FOR THE NEG TO SAY THAT THEY GO TO SCHOOL AND THEN GO BACK AND SAY THEY DONT GO TO SCHOOL AND WHEN NEG ESTABLISHES DEFINITIONS IT IS AN ASSUMPTION BECAUSE IT IS UP TO THE AFF. TO ESTABLISH DEFINITIONS AND RULES AND FOR ZMILLER20 A I THINK PEOPLE KNOW WHAT A POLAR BEAR AND PINGUIN ARE IT IS A GIVEN COMMONSENSE YOU SHOULD REALLY GET A THESARUS AND LOOK UP WORDS BECUASE I WOULDN'T DEFINE NEGS ARGUING AS "CREATIVE" AND I AGREE WITH KORASK EVEN THOUGH THE CON I COMPLETELY WRONG I HAVE TO VOTE FOR NEG. BECAUSE THE AFF. ESTABLISHED NO DEFINITIONS AND DIDNT MAKE HIS POINTS CLEARER
Posted by kalyse020908 7 years ago
kalyse020908
zmiller20 - Such is life. Your friend never defined polar bear and penguin therefore it can be interpreted in anyway Con pleased. Had they defined, it would have made it much harder for Con. They more or less handed the win to Nails. Fair and square.
Posted by kalyse020908 7 years ago
kalyse020908
nails, you honestly blew me away with your creativity ! :D
I would have never thought to spin that off as teams !
Posted by Cherymenthol 7 years ago
Cherymenthol
This was a no brainer rfd for Con... really check sources.
Posted by Korashk 7 years ago
Korashk
Very nice utilization of poorly stated position Nails.
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