The Instigator
wjmelements
Pro (for)
Losing
29 Points
The Contender
Plato
Con (against)
Winning
41 Points

My opponent is a witch.

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Post Voting Period
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after 11 votes the winner is...
Plato
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/23/2008 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,393 times Debate No: 5912
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (5)
Votes (11)

 

wjmelements

Pro

witch- a follower of witchcraft
witchcraft- magic or sorcery http://www.answers.com...

Anyone that can use post an argument must be a witch, because the internet is magic. http://keithdanger.blogspot.com... http://www.sandywhite.co.uk...

The only way to post an argument is through the internet.
Using magic makes my opponent a witch.

In addition, witches float. http://www.shanmonster.com...
My opponent floats. http://au.answers.yahoo.com...
Therefore, my opponent is a witch.

Further, witches can fly.
My opponent can fly. http://hotpriceairfares.com...
Therefore, my opponent must be a witch.
Plato

Con

It is a curious thing that my opponent claims that I am a witch, that, according the the Oxsford American Dictionary, is a woman thought to have evil or magical powers. A witch is a follower of witchcraft, the power of a person to do harm or influence nature through occult means, http://www.answers.com..., so, to start this debate, I would like to ask Pro, what makes him think I have evil powers?

My opponent says that the internet is magic, but The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data (http://en.wikipedia.org...), while magic is defined as the power of influencing the course of events by using mysterious and supernatural forces...
I'll talk about the floating in R
Debate Round No. 1
wjmelements

Pro

I thank my opponent for accepting this trial.
She has also already used the internet, and therefore has used magic and is a witch.

My opponent has conceded that she can fly. Therefore, there is no doubt that she is magic. Ordinary humans can't fly. Therefore, her flying is supernatural, which is occult. Therefore, my opponent has used witchcraft and is therefore a witch.

Further, the internet is magic. There are a high number of claims that the internet is magic. I have already sourced a few.
"The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data "
But how do they interchange data? The answer can only be magic.

My opponent has clearly used magic. Therefore, she must be a witch. Thank you.
Plato

Con

Fly- 1)move through the air under control 2) (on an aircraft or its occupants) travel through the air.
I have flown a couple of times, yes, on an airplane, a powerful flying vehicle with fixed wings, and weight greater than that of the air it displaces, but even though it would be very pleasant to, I do not have the ability to float freely without any help. It is astonishing how easy it is to travel nowadays, anyone, can fly! http://hotpriceairfares.com..., my opponent was kind enough to provide this website with all kinds of helpful links.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com..., due to the limited space I have left, I will let my opponent read this article about how the internet works. (Sorry no magic.)
Debate Round No. 2
wjmelements

Pro

Ha! She is a witch!
Quoth the witch: "I have flown a couple of times"
Further, she has not denied that it is magic to do so. Therefore, she has agreed with me.
Not only has she conceded that she has floated in water, but she has also admitted to flying. Both of these are evidence of magic. Therefore, my opponent has used magic and is a witch.
Also, my opponent has also used the magic of the internet several times.
Things so practical now-a-days can be explained without using the word magic, but that explanation is no more valid than any explanation that does use the word magic. I have sourced many websites that further prove my point.
My opponent floats.
My opponent flies.
She has used the internet.
She must be a witch.
Vote PRO.
Plato

Con

"even though it would be very pleasant to, I do not have the ability to float freely(in the air)"

Although it'd be lovely to fly, or to use black magic to cast spells on people, I lack such abilities, therefore, I should not be referred to as a witch. The internet is used by billions of people everyday (for instance, wjelements). It is to every person's reach. It is 'like' magic, but really, it the greatest discovery man has ever made.

With this being said, I can proudly conclude, that I'm not a witch. VOTE CON :-)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
It's a few months into the post voting period. O well.
Posted by Lifeisgood 8 years ago
Lifeisgood
I personally believe that I won this debate."

I agree. I'm sorry I wasn't able to vote on it.
Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
I personally believe that I won this debate.
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
One hole. I see it. :P
Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
I urge people to vote based on who won the debate, and ignore all personal bias.
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