The Instigator
Wallstreetatheist
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
ScarletGhost4396
Con (against)
Winning
13 Points

Jazz music is harmonically superior to Contemporary Pop Music

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after 4 votes the winner is...
ScarletGhost4396
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/29/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,114 times Debate No: 19564
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (5)
Votes (4)

 

Wallstreetatheist

Pro

Rules: Debater must have typing experience.
Debater must have internet access.
No excuses or forfeitures.
Must structure the debate in a readable fashion.
Video clips including music are acceptable.



Rounds: (1) Acceptance
(2) Main Argument
(3) Rebuttal to main argument + voting issues


I accept this debate which I have thusly created and challenge those of rhetorical wizardry to a verbal duel.


Good luck to whomever accepts, and may the Gods smile upon you during this debate.
ScarletGhost4396

Con

This definately looks like an interesting debate. I accept. Good luck.
Debate Round No. 1
Wallstreetatheist

Pro

Wallstreetatheist forfeited this round.
ScarletGhost4396

Con

Contemporary pop music has had a lot of its inspiration come from the workings of jazz music, so at this point, it would mean they would be harmonically similar at the very best. Also, more people are drawn toward contemporary music than jazz, meaning that if they are not the same, pop music is more harmonically superior because more people find it pleasing to hear.
Debate Round No. 2
Wallstreetatheist

Pro

Wallstreetatheist forfeited this round.
ScarletGhost4396

Con

Well, I guess my argument wasn't the bst argument in the world, but my opponent hasn't really opposed anything I said considering his forfeits. Thus, vote CON.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Wallstreetatheist 5 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! How did I miss a round?!!!!!!!!!!!
Is there a way for two consenting people to restart the debate?
If so, we should. If not, would my opponent be obliged to allow me the opportunity to deliver my rebuttal and main argument in the same round, amending rule #3?
If you agree, please say "I agree to the emendation of rule #3 in your rebuttal and in the comment section.
Posted by Wallstreetatheist 5 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
" Debater must have typing experience.
Debater must have internet access."

I would prefer the debater have internet access, because online debates are much easier to follow and debate in when the clash takes place on the internet. Also, I do not accept hand-written correspondence or indiscernible, vociferous shouting as acceptable forms of argumentation.
Posted by Oryus 5 years ago
Oryus
And yikes... this should be an easy win for Pro....
Con! you're arguing for the devil! lol
Posted by Oryus 5 years ago
Oryus
lol I assume he means reliable and regular internet access.
Posted by vmpire321 5 years ago
vmpire321
"Debaters must have internet access" lol..... If we don't, then how are we seeing this?
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Vote Placed by 16kadams 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: con had terrible arguments for con and pro could have easily won, but he didn't respond. FF
Vote Placed by Ron-Paul 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: As boogerdoctor said, I think it is funny how pro said "No excuses or forfeitures" and then proceeded to forfeit 2 out of the 3 rounds. Con of course, made the most convincing arguments because he was the only one who made them. Con could have racked up 1 or 2 sources and make this a total blowout, but I guess that was unneccessary when pro forfeited the second round. Oh well.
Vote Placed by ConservativePolitico 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Shame, why start a debate you don't intend to finish?
Vote Placed by Boogerdoctor 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I like how pro said there are no excuses for forfeiture and then proceeds to forfeit. Anyhow, Con made better arguments, and pro loses a conduct point for his forfeit. I hope he's okay.