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janjojie
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Zarroette
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Is the earth flat?

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Zarroette
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/14/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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janjojie

Pro

God has told me that the earth is flat. If the earth is not flat, how come that we see the sun go down? Where does the sea end? Why do some planes disappear? Where does the sky end? God has shaped this earth so there is an end to all, that includes the earth. We all know Columbus sailed to America, but if he had sailed on? I believe the earth is flat.
Zarroette

Con

I accept. I await Pro's opening round of arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
janjojie

Pro

janjojie forfeited this round.
Zarroette

Con

I will make a very brief negative argument in hope that my opponent returns to make arguments which may affirm the resolution.



A1: Pictures from space show that the Earth is round


Here are three different sites with pictures of the round Earth. Unless they are all colluding in an disinformation program, I think it is safe to say that these pictures are legitimate [1] [2] [3]:









References:

[1] http://www.bbc.com...
[2] http://www.space.com...
[3] http://www.planetary.org...
Debate Round No. 2
janjojie

Pro

janjojie forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
janjojie

Pro

janjojie forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
janjojie

Pro

janjojie forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by gryephon 2 years ago
gryephon
The photo evidence is horrible. The 3rd one looks photoshopped. The second one just shows a covering of clouds, it doesn't show the shape of the earth. Clouds aren't the earth, they just merely cover it.

The first photo also fails much like the second one fails to prove the earth is round. It just merely shows earth's oceans, and not the actual earth. Some planets don't have water. So this doesn't really show the true form of the earth.
Posted by Zarroette 2 years ago
Zarroette
I was half worried that this was a Wylted multi...
Posted by AngelofDeath 2 years ago
AngelofDeath
lol this debate
Posted by Zarroette 2 years ago
Zarroette
Should have gone to Specsavers, afterbirth.
Posted by afterbirth 2 years ago
afterbirth
The 3rd photo looks photo shopped.
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
We accept your apology.
Posted by Zarroette 2 years ago
Zarroette
Oh, you're right. My bad. Sorry, aliens.
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Actually Aliens stay on the moon. That's why we haven't been back. They were mad we landed there the first time.
Posted by Zarroette 2 years ago
Zarroette
That's not the government. It's the ancient aliens that put together old empires in Egypt and Rome. They are constructing new ones at the end of the Earth because they don't want people to see it, otherwise it wouldn't be a nice surprise (like surprise birthday parties).
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Did you know there are government ships at the edge of the world that will force you to turn around if you get too close?
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Pro forfeited multiple rounds which is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar. Arguments - Con. Pro failed to present any sort of proof for the claims presented. Instead, relying on what God supposedly told him/her. This does not meet the BOP in the slightest. On the flip side, Con utilized empirical evidence to prove that the earth was not flat, and then went unchallenged for the remainder of the debate. Due to this, Con wins arguments. Sources - Con. Pro failed to utilize any sources whatsoever, whereas Con did. Clear win for Con.
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture
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Reasons for voting decision: I personally applaud Con for giving the effort of debating a creationist.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeits
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited. Con had arguments that remained uncontested and had sources.
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Reasons for voting decision: The hornet didn't forfeit, while pro did...