The Instigator
Scyrone
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
repete21
Con (against)
Winning
21 Points

It is impossible for a Human Being NOT to communicate.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/6/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Scyrone

Pro

It is impossible for a Human Being NOT to communicate.

Communication is defined as:
1. the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated
2. the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs
3. something imparted, interchanged, or transmitted
4. a document or message imparting news, views, information, etc.
5. passage, or an opportunity or means of passage, between places

Communication MUST involve two or more people. They do not have to be voiced either. Being silent, having a blank stare, and sitting in a single spot, not visibly moving, is communicating. It shows boredom to another person. It shows disinterest to another person.

It is impossible to NOT communicate to another person. My opponent would have to have the statement "NOT communicating is possible".
repete21

Con

First off I would like to point out that my opponent has used an absolute, all I must do to win is prove that one person can, for even the shortest period of time, refrain from communicating. I will do this through a scenario.

1- A lone person in a room where they cannot be observed to any extent cannot communicate.
Debate Round No. 1
Scyrone

Pro

Scyrone forfeited this round.
repete21

Con

I was really looking forward to this debate, hopefully my opponent just missed this round, as of now my opponent has failed to negate my scenario.
Debate Round No. 2
Scyrone

Pro

Scyrone forfeited this round.
repete21

Con

Well, since my opponent again failed to negate my scenario I don't think I need to expand on it and am fairly certain I've won this debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by huntertracker6 8 years ago
huntertracker6
Since PRO didn't debate, it proved that a person can go without communicating.
Go CON!
Posted by Scyrone 8 years ago
Scyrone
WTF?! My email did not notify of this debate even being accepted! Oh well, I wanted to debate this badly, but it seems it is too late. It notified me that it ended but that was it.
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
It's a shame PRO forfeited as this could have been a slam dunk debate for him. Oh well.
Posted by Derek.Gunn 8 years ago
Derek.Gunn
If one were asleep, one would not, could not communicate.
If "Not visibly moving" were communication, all rocks would talk.
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
At any rate, I suppose I'll keep an eye on this one.
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
*looks at CON's round 1*

Check and Mate for PRO. I don't mean to be rude or anything, but the only way PRO will lose against that argument will be if he knows next to nothing about the subject. Then again, I've never seen you debate, so perhaps you have something planned, no?
Posted by repete21 8 years ago
repete21
I'll take it and I could care less about abuse, debate is a competition, and I have only been insulted to the point of pointing it out once...
Posted by SportsGuru 8 years ago
SportsGuru
Although I am not a communications major, I will also consider taking this (without claims of abuse).
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
Being a communications major, I may take this up. It would also save you from having to deal with someone who calls this resolution abusive. Maybe. I'll give it 6 days.
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