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Loveshismom
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rameezv
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Joke debate: my argument proves nothing

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rameezv
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/12/2014 Category: Funny
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 608 times Debate No: 52292
Debate Rounds (5)
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Loveshismom

Pro

This argument proves absolutely nothing.
rameezv

Con

It's a catch-22!

If Pro wins, he has successfully proven that his argument proves nothing!
If Pro loses, his argument successfully proves that his argument proves something.

Either way, his argument proves something, ergo his argument cannot prove absolutely nothing.
Debate Round No. 1
Loveshismom

Pro

You called it an argument, but as The_Scapegoat_Bleats mentioned in the comments section, it is not. The topic is "my argument proves nothing." Therefore, it must be an argument in order to comply with the topic.
rameezv

Con

You're debating semantics. Allow me to rebut with an alternate definition of "argument".

According to Dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com...), argument can be defined as "a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point". Your resolution, then, is by definition an argument, as it is a meta-statement for the point that the argument proves absolutely nothing.

My point stands.
Debate Round No. 2
Loveshismom

Pro

[imagine stupid argument here]
rameezv

Con

[imagine witty rebuttal]
Debate Round No. 3
Loveshismom

Pro

This sentence is stupid because it... Who cares why it's so dumb? Your rebut is stupid, btw.
rameezv

Con

The stupidity of your sentences is immaterial. The important thing is that your argument has already proven several things, including the fact that your argument proves something.
Debate Round No. 4
Loveshismom

Pro

Actually, the only thing it proves is that it proves nothing. PARADOX!
rameezv

Con

Whle paradoxical, it is still a contradiction to the resolution. By attempting to prove nothing, you have effectively proven that attempting to do so will result in a paradox, thus rendering the debate topic false. In other words, Pro's argument cannot prove absolutely nothing.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Loveshismom 2 years ago
Loveshismom
Benshapiro misinterpreted the topic.
Posted by The_Scapegoat_bleats 2 years ago
The_Scapegoat_bleats
You have proved not to understand debates, as you do not understand what an argument is (and by using my comment on this in a fallacious way in the debate).
If you do not understand debate, you have never consciously led a debate.
If you never debated, you are still new to THAT in my book.
Yes, I realised you are not new to this site. I wasn't referring to the duration of your presence here.

I'm sorry if the word I chose for easier reference offended you. I apologize for this misnomer and any aggravation it may have caused.
Posted by Loveshismom 2 years ago
Loveshismom
True the scapegoat bleats, but I am not a noob. I have been on this site for a year.
Posted by The_Scapegoat_bleats 2 years ago
The_Scapegoat_bleats
It's not an argument, just a resolution.
This proves you haven't yet learned all there is to learn about debates.

"An argument is a set of at least two statements one of which (the premise) must logically support the other (the conclusion)." from http://www.mesacc.edu...

I would take this, but noob-sniping is not a nice thing to do.
Posted by Loveshismom 2 years ago
Loveshismom
Welcome 2 DDO, BTW
Posted by Loveshismom 2 years ago
Loveshismom
The debate had already proven itself a debate, had it not?
Posted by Teemo 2 years ago
Teemo
It proves that this is a debate.
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Vote Placed by Benshapiro 2 years ago
Benshapiro
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had the burden of proof to prove why his argument proves nothing. By offering no reason, we can't accept that his argument proves nothing. It would've been a different debate had he said "my argument doesn't prove anything."