The Instigator
Benshapiro
Con (against)
Losing
13 Points
The Contender
apaches
Pro (for)
Winning
15 Points

It is possible to draw a four-sided triangle

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apaches
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/14/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Benshapiro

Con

Please note the rules of this debate and that it's a single round.

A four sided triangle cannot be drawn because it's logically impossible to do so. A triangle only has three sides by definition so allowing four sides would no longer be a triangle. It's the same reason why the primary color blue cannot also be pink and still considered a primary shade of blue.
apaches

Pro

Before you disagree with me and go with the more obvious answer, consider my debate. In order to make a triangle you need four lines. The definition of a line is; A geometrical object that is straight, infinitely long and infinitely thin. (http://www.mathopenref.com...)
A line is infinitely thin, impossible to see, in theory it is not there. Therefore it is both possible and impossible to make a four sided triangle, but it is more possible than impossible.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Sargon 3 years ago
Sargon
No, your argument is ridiculous. A triangle is made up of three line segments regardless of how thin they are.
Posted by apaches 3 years ago
apaches
Ok line segments. Still infinitely thin, my argument still stands
Posted by Sargon 3 years ago
Sargon
" In order to make a triangle you need four lines. "

What?

First of all, shapes like triangles are not made of lines. They are made of line *segments*, which are distinct from lines, as lines go on forever, while a segment has a finite length. Second of all, you only need three line segments in order to make a triangle. Line segment AB, line segment BC, and line segment CA.
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Vote Placed by donald.keller 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had sources, Con did not. Con loses conduct for trying to get a free win through truism. Con also loses arguments because all of Pro's went unfuted, (hint never making a 1 round debate) and because Con argued truism.
Vote Placed by dtaylor971 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: As Raisor pointed out, con did not refute pro's arguments, which means pro wins arguments. Con used a source, so he wins sources. Conduct to pro because this debate was made for an easy win. Spelling and grammar is tied.
Vote Placed by 9spaceking 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: a dumb rigged debate that in no way can pro win.
Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: While I wholly agree with con, he decided not to refute any of pros points. The points were nearly self refuting, but not quite over that gap.
Vote Placed by RoyLatham 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: A "side" is not a line, it is a line segment. "Draw" means to represent something, not to be the thing itself. A drawing of a horse is a representation of a horse, not the horse itself. A triangle has three sides, so a four-sided triangle cannot be drawn. Any chance that better topics might found than these non-debate debates?
Vote Placed by Romanii 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Just balancing it out because Con doesn't deserve to win or lose such a rigged debate.
Vote Placed by bluesteel 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This is a really dumb debate.....but Con won it. A line being "infinitely thin" does not make it invisible, so Pro simply advances false arguments. If Pro was correct, all geometric shapes would be invisible.