The Instigator
2breezy4u
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Danielle
Con (against)
Winning
28 Points

My opinion is as good as anyone else's opinion!

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after 4 votes the winner is...
Danielle
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/3/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,243 times Debate No: 10333
Debate Rounds (4)
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2breezy4u

Pro

I'll start off by saying that i am 14 years old. I believe that my opinion is as good as anyone else's no matter what. Recently in my relegion class my teacher happened to disagree with this statement replying that someone older than me with greater knowledge has a better opinion than I. This is where i justify the difference of opinion and fact. My opinion is something that is true to me and that i beleive is true, and a fact is somthing true proven with some sort of knowledge. Just because you are of higher knowledge than I dosent give you the better opinion. Therefore my opinion is as good as anyone else's.
Danielle

Con

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Opinion: A belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce certainty [1]

Pro's sole contention is that if someone believes something to be true, it is just as valuable of an opinion as someone who might be older and more experienced. I negate. Various degrees of knowledge or experience mean certain opinions have more weight. For instance, say I follow football every week and Pro does not. If you're looking to bet on the games, who's opinion is more valuable - mine or Pro's? Similarly, in a medical emergency, I'm sure you'd prefer a doctor's opinion to my own. More in the next round :)

[1] http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate Round No. 1
2breezy4u

Pro

I have done my research now and am now convinced that in some cases my opinion isn't as good as someone Else's. Now that I know the definition of " good " (valuable)I have changed my mind. My first debate and my first lost on debate.org, but I have learned and I would like to thank you. Your examples really made me change my mind. ( especially the medical related one. Ive also learned to do my reaserch before setting a debate
Danielle

Con

No problem, Pro, and welcome to DDO!
Debate Round No. 2
2breezy4u

Pro

2breezy4u forfeited this round.
Danielle

Con

Alrighty...
Debate Round No. 3
2breezy4u

Pro

2breezy4u forfeited this round.
Danielle

Con

Our opinions may be valuable to ourselves, but others might disagree. Different opinions have different values in different situations as assessed by different people. We see this happen in our every day lives when we value the opinion of some over others, i.e. expert opinions verses biased opinions.

Anyway, Pro's forfeited quite a bit.

Also, my opponent has conceded the debate.

The resolution has been negated.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
Way one-sided... the forfeits are making it even worse.
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