The Instigator
JRoach
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The Contender
JohnMaynardKeynes
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Is Horse Radish an Instrument?

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JohnMaynardKeynes
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/20/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JRoach

Pro

Horse Radish is an instrument.
JohnMaynardKeynes

Con

My opponent, obviously, has the burden of proof to conclusively prove to us that horse radish is an instrument.

He has not, however, made an argument, so this debate is already over. I most only provide a single argument in order to win this debate.


Contention 1

First, let's look to an old episode of Spongebob, and an exchange between Patrick and Squidward (See video to the right )


Patrick: Is Mayonnaise an instrument?
Squidard: No, Patrick, Mayonnaise is not an instrument.
(Patrick raises hand)
Squidward: Horse radish is not an instrument either.


Now, we should simply consider this resolution over. After all, Squidward Tentacles is a musical genius and surely he know what is and what isn't an instrument.


But, let's move further:

Contention 2

Pro has not defined his terms nor defended his position. Therefore, we're left debating a term with a conventional sense of what it means.

What is an instrument? Well, a trumpet, a trombone, a guitar, etc. are instruments: devices that we can use, and do use, to create music.

Where's the proof that horse radish can be used as an instrument? Not to mention, where's the proof that it has been used as an instrument?


So, the resolution falls because Pro has failed to prove that horse radish is an instrument.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Jman0056 3 years ago
Jman0056
No patrick, horse raddish isn't an instrument.
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Vote Placed by BombDebaterLeeroyTheBird 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Yes patrick. horse radish is an instrument
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Reasons for voting decision: It makes sound, therefore it is an instrument.
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Reasons for voting decision: Squidward truly is a musical genius.
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Reasons for voting decision: The debate has only one round and Pro used to write the resolution.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro made no arguments.