The Instigator
InfraRedEd
Con (against)
Losing
14 Points
The Contender
mongeese
Pro (for)
Winning
44 Points

InfraRedEd is the greatest debater who ever lived.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/17/2009 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,167 times Debate No: 8323
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mongeese

Pro

My opponent is the greatest debater who ever lived.

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

Because greatness is subjective, I just have to use my own personal perspective, and I'm going to use the criteria of humorousness when I decide what to determine is "greatest." My opponent's debates are frequently hilarious, along with some of his catchphrases, and they are the most hilarous debates I have ever seen, so I come to the subjective conclusion that InfraRedEd is the greatest debater who ever lived.
http://www.debate.org...
"Ed's got better things to do." http://www.debate.org...
"m" http://www.debate.org...
"The point of debating is to debate." http://www.debate.org...

His dictionary is also great, because he defines "adjourn" as "commit mass suicide."

I await my great opponent's response.
Debate Round No. 1
InfraRedEd

Con

Surely my opponent recognizes that there are other qualities besides humor that make me, in his humble opinion of course, the greatest debater who ever lived.

I would list them of course, but the fact is that I am just not that good of a debater myself.

My opponent is a much greater debater than I ever will be.

He is the one that should enumerate all the qualities that make me, in his humble opinion of course, the greatest debater who ever lived.

Of course I am a great debater but I am not going to do my opponent's job for him.
mongeese

Pro

Surely my opponent recognizes that there are other qualities besides humor that make me, in his humble opinion of course, the greatest debater who ever lived."
There are things other than humor in this world? At least, things other than humor that matter?

"I would list them of course, but the fact is that I am just not that good of a debater myself."
You are the funniest debater, which, in my criteria, makes you the greatest debater.

"My opponent is a much greater debater than I ever will be."
Not when you apply the funny.

"He is the one that should enumerate all the qualities that make me, in his humble opinion of course, the greatest debater who ever lived."
My opponent is funny.

"Of course I am a great debater but I am not going to do my opponent's job for him."
He conceded that he is great. He gives no reason why he is not the greatest. He is the funniest. Thus, by my criteria, he is the greatest.
Debate Round No. 2
InfraRedEd

Con

InfraRedEd forfeited this round.
mongeese

Pro

InfraRedEd is the greatest debater who ever lived.
Debate Round No. 3
InfraRedEd

Con

I will argue that InfraRedEd is merely the greatest online debater the world will ever know but that greater oral debaters surely have lived.

"Ed's unique, flamboyant, unconventional and bizarre style of debating has been lighting up DDO [debate.org] recently"

InfraRedEd and other great debaters don't debate orally very much (anymore) anyway.

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.
- Dave Barry

InfraRedEd is pissing people off. This is a sign of a great debater.

"He was born stupid, and did greatly increase his birthright..."

About whom did Samuel Butler say that?

Please cite your sources. We great debaters cringe at people who just point to a library and say "it's all there."

Do the words "peer reviewed journal" mean anything here? I didn't think so. Usually an abstract gives enough info to show that the study is worthless but even a great debater cannot refute nothing. One needs something to start with.

Discuss relevant topics.

Quit using semantic disruptions.

Be serious about debating.

Think about online debating reform. What is needed?

Serious debaters avoid online debating, and for good reason.

Serious online debaters avoid debate.org, and for good reason.

Let's chip in and

http://www.sedo.com...

blow this pop stand and make something that does work.
mongeese

Pro

"I will argue that InfraRedEd is merely the greatest online debater the world will ever know but that greater oral debaters surely have lived."
Well, you never really got around to it.

Everything else my opponent says is either irrelevant to the current debate, or more info to support InfraRedEd's greatness.

The resolution is undisputed. Vote PRO.
Debate Round No. 4
InfraRedEd

Con

InfraRedEd forfeited this round.
mongeese

Pro

InfraRedEd is the greatest debater who ever lived.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Lifeisgood 7 years ago
Lifeisgood
B/A: Tie.
Conduct: Pro. Con forfeited.
S/G: Tie. Nothing major.
Arguments: Pro.
Sources: Pro.
Posted by untitled_entity 7 years ago
untitled_entity
Look at InfraredEd's win/loss box and percentile box

that's obviously a counter argument
Posted by InfraRedEd 7 years ago
InfraRedEd
Well of course I am going to forfeit again. I may be a great debater but honestly what can I say? My position is, I must admit, indefensible.

Google "InfraRedEd" and why does this debate come up in particular?

It pays to advertise.

http://www.sedo.com...

How much should I give him for it?
Posted by sherlockmethod 7 years ago
sherlockmethod
Funny stuff ... Good luck mongeese. Ed, just ... do what you do.
Posted by Rob1Billion 7 years ago
Rob1Billion
Ed obviously makes these debates for the sole purpose of spending five rounds being praised in the most extravagant of ways. You guys play right into it.
Posted by Logical-Master 7 years ago
Logical-Master
Tempting.
Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
InfraRedEd obviously doesn't have a fan club.
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