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kimdock14
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Zarroette
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7 Points

Is it unethical to give yourself superpowers?

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Zarroette
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/3/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kimdock14

Pro

It is unethical to give yourself super powers.
Zarroette

Con

Thank you, kimdock14, for instigating this debate.


In this debate, Pro has the burden of proof. This will involve showing that *all* instances of giving yourself superpowers are unethical. To make this clearer, if I were to show a singular instance of it not being unethical to give yourself superpowers, then the resolution would essentially be reduced to 'In the majority of instances, it is unethical to give yourself superpowers'. So, Pro must first argue why it is unethical to give yourself superpowers, and then Pro must negate all counter-arguments I make that show any instances of it not being unethical to give yourself superpowers (which includes Pro ensuring that there are no ambiguous cases). This is the burden of proof my opponent must meet.

I look forward to the debate =)
Debate Round No. 1
kimdock14

Pro

Im not the best at this im just learning but ill try :P
Zarroette

Con

We are still waiting on my opponent to affirm the resolution. Thus far, my opponent argued:

"It is unethical to give yourself super powers."

This is a bare assertion, as this claim is not backed with evidence. A bare assertion is logically fallacious. Thus, my opponent's singular argument, so far, is logically fallcious [1]. Therefore, the resolution has yet to be affirmed.

Reference

[1] http://fallacies.findthedata.com...
Debate Round No. 2
kimdock14

Pro

kimdock14 forfeited this round.
Zarroette

Con

No affirmative case means that I win by default.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by ResponsiblyIrresponsible 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by Skepticalone 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF - Pro had burden and dropped it. Con wins by default.