The Instigator
Skept
Pro (for)
The Contender
mrdutch
Con (against)

Nothing is nonexistent, and something is existent

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/18/2017 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 weeks ago Status: Debating Period
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Skept

Pro

Nothing is nonexistent, and something is existent because nothing is nothing.
mrdutch

Con

Nothing is existent.
You claim nothing is nonexistent, but every single day nothing influences the lives of millions of people.
Saying nothing is nonexistent is saying our lives are being influenced by something that doesn't exist.
Nothing can make the difference between life and death and being able to place a table in your living room or not.
If a doctor can do nothing to keep you alive, nothing has quite some influence on how long your life is going to last.
Or if you want to place a table in your living room, nothing needs to be in that place, or you can't put the table there.
Same goes for your couch, TV, closets and even your house. Even you, when you walk, need nothing to be in front of you.
This obviously also applies to animals. A hyena can't run somewhere where something else is, say a tree or another hyena.
So nothing influences your life, your interior design and the life of everyone and everything moving on this planet.
It is impossible for something not to exist and influence all life on this earth. Therefore it must exist.
Debate Round No. 1
Skept

Pro

Consider 'ghost influences' does not prove 'ghost is.' Nothing influences people not because nothing exists but because people chiefly think nothing exists, i.e., It is possible nonexistent influences something.

How nothing make the difference life and death?

We cannot place a table in nothing which has no space like a floor.

When lives walk, There are ground and air, etc., in front of them.

Nothing we note is something because nothing that can be told of is not an unvarying nothing. However, we cannot refute that nothing is nothing.
mrdutch

Con

Knowing you know nothing is knowing something.
That makes nothing equal to something and therefore it must exist.
Debate Round No. 2
Skept

Pro

Knowing I know nothing is knowing 'something.' That makes nothing varying nothing equal to something because nothing I know is something, therefore varying nothing exist. However, nothing is nothing.
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Posted by KasperKid 1 month ago
KasperKid
Nothing is not something. Nothing is nothing so it is possible for their to be nothing.
Posted by Nataliewardwood 1 month ago
Nataliewardwood
OOFFFFF! Dats some deep stuff!
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