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twsurber
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GeorgeCarlinWorshipper
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Impromptu 13

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GeorgeCarlinWorshipper
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/15/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 937 times Debate No: 12557
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (3)
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twsurber

Pro

In Round 1, my opponent will leave 3 topics for me.
In Round 2, my opponent will presnt either side of the topic he/she has chosen below, no rebuttal. Good luck!

My Opponent's Choices:
1) The U.S. should NOT allow a mosque to be built at ground zero
2) The number is not really unlucky
3) If global warming truly exists, we should have more hydro and solar power.
GeorgeCarlinWorshipper

Con

I would like to begin by thanking my opponent for this debate.

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I choose to debate the topic "The number is not really unlucky".

I will define "The Number" as 8.

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My opponent may choose to debate one of the following three topics:
1) If Uchiha Itachi [1] in the state described in the cited debate [2] and Hashirama Senju [3] in his state as of the Village of Konohagakure's founding [4] were to do battle, Uchiha Itachi would be victorious.
Definitions:
Uchiha Itachi: The character described in [1].
Hashirama Senju: The character described in [3].

2) In a military conflict between the UNSC [5] and Naga Sadow's [6] Sith Empire [7], the USNC would be victorious.
Definitions:
UNSC: The agency described in [5].
Naga Sadow: The Sith described in [6].
Sith Empire: The empire under Naga Sadow described in [7].

3) If the Pokemon Mewtwo [8] were to do battle with the Bionicle Voporak [9], Voporak would be victorious.
Definitions:
Mewtwo: The Pokemon described in [8].
Voporak: The being described in [9].

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I will end by thanking my opponent for this debate and the viewers for their time.

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Sources:

[1] http://naruto.wikia.com...
[2] http://www.debate.org...
[3] http://naruto.wikia.com...
[4] http://naruto.wikia.com...
[5] http://halo.wikia.com...
[6] http://starwars.wikia.com...
[7] http://starwars.wikia.com...
[8] http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net...(Adventures)
[9] http://biosector01.com...
Debate Round No. 1
twsurber

Pro

twsurber forfeited this round.
GeorgeCarlinWorshipper

Con

I would like to thank twsurber for this debate.

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For the resolution "The number is not really unlucky", I will be arguing the affirmative.

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Because my opponent has not provided definitions for this debate, I will do so now.
Definitions: "The number": 8 [1].
"unlucky": not lucky; lacking good fortune; ill-fated [2]
"fortune": position in life as determined by wealth [3]
"ill-fated": destined, as though by fate, to an unhappy or unfortunate end. [4]

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I would like to begin my argument.

ARG: My argument is that 8 is not unlucky because 8 is a number, and numbers are not alive. Because of this, it does not meet the definition of "unlucky" I have provided.
First of all, a number cannot be "not lucky". A number is not alive, and as a result does not have good or bad luck. Because numbers do not have good or bad luck, 8 cannot be "not lucky".
Second, because numbers are not alive, they do not possess a "position in life determined by wealth". Subsequently, numbers do not possess good or bad "fortune". Under the definition I have provided, a number cannot be unlucky if it does not possess "fortune".
Lastly, a number cannot be "ill-fated". A number is not a physical object or organism, meaning it is not destined to "end". As a result, it cannot have "an unhappy or unfortunate end", meaning it cannot be "ill-fated".
In conclusion, the number is not unlucky because it is not "not lucky", "lacking good fortune", or "ill-fated". Because it does not meet any of the criteria for the definition of "unlucky", it clearly is not "unlucky". Thus, the resolution "The number is not really unlucky" is upheld.
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I will end by thanking twsurber for this debate and the viewers for their time. As my opponent has not posted his case, while I have, I strongly urge voters to vote CON for conduct (as PRO did not state their reasons for forfeiting), spelling/grammar ("presnt", no "with" before "no rebuttal"), convincing arguments (PRO did not post any arguments), and sources (PRO did not cite any sources, as he posted no arguments). Thank you for your time.

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Sources:
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...(number)
[2] http://dictionary.reference.com...
[3] http://dictionary.reference.com...
[4] http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by twsurber 7 years ago
twsurber
I do not have the first clue what ANY of my choices represented. I suppose I could offer congrats on creativity. Enjoy the victory.
Posted by GeorgeCarlinWorshipper 7 years ago
GeorgeCarlinWorshipper
Unfortunately, the resolution as stated in the debate was "the number is not really unlucky".
Posted by twsurber 7 years ago
twsurber
My bad on the second topic. It should read:
The number 13 is not really unlucky.
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