The Instigator
tylersch96
Pro (for)
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The Contender
doomswatter
Con (against)
Winning
7 Points

Most skateboarders are not uneducated punks that smoke weed.

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doomswatter
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/4/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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tylersch96

Pro

Today people say skaters are just pot heads and punks that spray paint everywhere. I personally am a skater and the first round is acceptance.
doomswatter

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
tylersch96

Pro

It is a common thought to think that all skaters are pot smoking punks. However Tony Hawk has never done an illegal drug. He is a role model/idol for anyone interested in extreme sports. they may have made poor decisions in their lives hut they arent as people portray them.
doomswatter

Con

My opponent's resolution: "Most skateboarders are not uneducated punks that smoke weed."

Note that in this instance Pro has the burden of proof to support his claim. He must provide sufficient evidence to prove that most skateboarders are not "uneducated punks that smoke weed." All I must do is show that he has not provided sufficient evidence.

Most: 1. in the greatest quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number.
2. in the majority of instances. [1]

Majority: the greater part or number; the number larger than half the total. [2]

The number of skateboarders in the US is estimated to be over 9,000,000. [3][4] The number of skateboarders in the entire world is estimated to be over 18,000,000. [5] While these numbers may not be up to date, I have no reason to believe that they have significantly decreased in the last decade. This means, in order to prove his resolution that "most" skateboarders are not uneducated punks that smoke weed, he must prove that over 9,000,000 skateboarders are not uneducated punks that smoke weed. Even if my opponent were to argue that the number of skateboarders worldwide had dropped significantly to, say, 1,000,000, he would still need to prove that at least 500,001 of those skateboarders were not uneducated punks that smoke weed.

I am interested to see how he plans to accomplish this.
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[1]http://dictionary.reference.com...
[2]http://dictionary.reference.com...
[3]http://skateboarding.transworld.net...
[4]http://online.wsj.com...
[5]http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 2
tylersch96

Pro

tylersch96 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
tylersch96

Pro

tylersch96 forfeited this round.
doomswatter

Con

Pro has failed to defend the resolution. Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Cold-Mind 3 years ago
Cold-Mind
tylersch96doomswatterTied
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