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Equalityman
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ayayanouvet
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More of the "world is flat" will occur

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Started: 8/20/2014 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Equalityman

Pro

People have been wrong about a majority of a lot. The world is flat isn't the only wrong we will come across. We could be wrong about many topics: global warming, hunting overpopulation, animals are more intelligent than we think, humans are unintelligent, livestock, honesty within our hearts if we have one, and more!

The debater is welcome to come up with more topics, but disagree with "world is flat" like theories.
ayayanouvet

Con

So your argument is that humans have been wrong about the facts of nature in the past, popular opinion now may be wrong, and we in the future will continue to be wrong.

The other side of this argument is sort of a stretch but unavoidable; that is, that everyone's own perceptions are real for them, and there is no objective reality.. so, nothing to be wrong about. How could that be? Well, our consciousness constructs our world based on sensory information. However, who can say that our experiences aren't just that - unique blocks of data sent to whatever constitutes our awareness, with no basis in a static world?

You could successfully argue human fallibility will continue in the world that you experience. But, speaking with regard to overall truth, reality, or existence, it is impossible to prove anyone fully right or wrong.
Debate Round No. 1
Equalityman

Pro

Not just nature a lot of common beliefs majority has can be wrong. By the way, what do you mean about objective reality?
ayayanouvet

Con

I mean that arguing about whether people will ever be right or wrong is pointless.

1) Error is part of human nature as we know it
2) We won't ever know what's really "wrong" or inaccurate because we know of our world based on our experiences, meaning that it's entirely possible that the Earth, the universe, everyday life as we know it, is just a conscious sensation which is not based on an underlying permanence. = if everyone has different sensations, everyone's perception of the world is different; in relation to other people's perceptions, none can be true, none can be false
Debate Round No. 2
Equalityman

Pro

People put there think they are always right though. Think everyone has their perception on the world such as "jumping dogs".
ayayanouvet

Con

So? When someone claims they're right it means they're right in their perspective, but in your point of view, maybe not.
Debate Round No. 3
Equalityman

Pro

Equalityman forfeited this round.
ayayanouvet

Con

I forfeit.
Debate Round No. 4
Equalityman

Pro

Equalityman forfeited this round.
ayayanouvet

Con

ayayanouvet forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Dragonfang 3 years ago
Dragonfang
There is an organization that is called "Flat earth society". Their website contains a forum. Pro wins by default.
Posted by Aerogant 3 years ago
Aerogant
Humans are 100% stupid. Wars, religions, hatred and lies would not exist otherwise.
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 3 years ago
bladerunner060
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Reasons for voting decision: This wasn't ever really a debate. If we take as the resolution that "some people will be wrong about something at some point", then it was pretty abusive IMHO, and I can't give the win to Con despite the concession. Con did concede, though, after Pro's first forfeit. This debate was a mess, and I'm just nulling my vote.