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# My opponent will contradict themselves

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 4/5/2015 Category: Philosophy Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 1,137 times Debate No: 72946
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Posted by JediRTerrorists15 3 years ago
What happens if Con used yes twice in an answer (i.e. Yes, I do have a friend and yes they are on this site")?
Posted by Dremylos 3 years ago
Lie and you won't contradict yourself. Easy.
Posted by Chaosism 3 years ago
Original Question:
"8. If you have 5 and 9 together is there a mathematical symbol that you could put between them that would make 5 greater than 9?"

@ lord_megatron

The second part of the statement, "...that would make 5 greater than 9?" is isolated, and so forms a trick question. There is nothing one can do to make 5 greater than 9, aside from redefining at least one of the numbers. Putting a decimal point between them changes the original statement but does not, in turn, make 5 greater than 9. Your suggestion, a greater than sign, would indicate such but it would not be true. Maybe if he said, "...that would make *the* 5 greater than *the* 9?", it would work.

I have someone who asks me trick questions every once in a while, so I'm usually on my toes for this stuff...
Posted by lord_megatron 3 years ago
lord megatron doesn't have any conduct....
Posted by zmandebater 3 years ago
I thought this was going to be a silly debate at first. My thought was that con would be able to answer everything without contradicting themselves, I see I am now wrong. Both members had good conduct, neither saying bad about either one, and con even complimented pro at one point. As for spelling and grammar it was even for both, with neither opponent using many if any mistakes. Sources were not used, nor were they needed. But for a more convincing argument I would have to go with pro, naturally. In the very first set of questions pro proved their point. I would have to side with pro in this one. And this was a very fun debate. Also, the definition of atheist is the disbelief in any higher power. The pope believes in one, making him not an atheist.
Posted by lord_megatron 3 years ago
chaosism, he asked for putting something BETWEEN 5 and 9. So the numbers must be placed like this-59 so a decimal point would go well.
Posted by Chaosism 3 years ago
*some context
Posted by Chaosism 3 years ago
From Round #4:
"Question 8 a decimal point was the answer that I was looking for(5.9)."

I would argue that 5 is still not greater than 9. The conclusion from the above would be that 5 is greater than 0.9; you have to specifically be referring to the value of the digits in come context to justify this one.

"Question 10 the pope is an atheist. Atheist definition is a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods. There are other other gods than the Christian one, and the pope lacks belief in those. Therefore, the pope is an atheist to every other religion/God."

That's not how atheism works. That is used as an example to demonstrate to a theist how atheism works. From the atheist, "I just believe in one less god than you do." Atheism is the disbelief in God or multiple gods, and the pope believes that God exists, and is therefore not an atheist. Atheism is not specific to any religion or god.
Posted by lord_megatron 3 years ago
You cannot fool the leader of the Decepticons, Lord Megatron!
Posted by DrewMcD 3 years ago
@kingkd yes! Lol I wanted to give it a try
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