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downwithdooshes
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vjb
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One Plus One: Two?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/17/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 498 times Debate No: 67228
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downwithdooshes

Con

1 cup of oil+one cup of alcohol=less than 2 cups of liquid. So 1+1 does not equal 2. Also, 42 is the answer to anything in the universe, making 1+1=42. But many argue that since every baby knows it, and that even Betrand Russell "proved" it, it is true. However, not all babies can find that for themselves, and are "force-fed" it by their mothers. Also, Russell's proof later was discovered to be errorous, making it hard to decide if 1+1 does equal 2. If 1+1=2, 2=42 does not equal 2.
vjb

Pro

1+1 mathematically equals two there is absolutely no way 1+1=1.5 or 3 or 2.7 or 1 the only logical and reasonable answer. 1+1=2 always
Debate Round No. 1
downwithdooshes

Con

Mathematical is a belief not a science. Two can be classified as "some", and yet so can any number above it. So 1+1 could Be a variety off numbers, and so therefore we come to the conclusion that 1+1 does not NECCESARILY have to equal two. For one is all, and all is one; it is that of which to laws of nature abide with. The real world should be the basis which foot is planted on, not beliefs and things in the wondrous land of fantasy(although math is awesome).
vjb

Pro

if you scientifically mixed the same substance lets say 1 cup of water and 1 cup of water that would scientifically be 2 cups of 2 hydrogen oxygen. now since math IS a science i could say that 1+1 is 2
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by downwithdooshes 2 years ago
downwithdooshes
No, not a troll debate
Posted by Valkrin 2 years ago
Valkrin
Troll debate?
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 2 years ago
Ragnar
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Reasons for voting decision: In short the resolution was missing a qualifier to make it an absolute. Right now 1+1 generally equals 2, causing pro to win., con still could have won with better presentation of his case, such as YouTube videos for sources actually showing the oil water fact.
Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Tie. Both had proper conduct throughout the debate. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar throughout the debate. Arguments - Pro. Con presented an interesting case for why 1+1 might not necessarily equal two. Unfortunately, there was no compelling evidence provided to make me agree with him. I'm not sure if Con is trolling or not but statements like "42 is the answer to everything" leads me to believe that he is indeed trolling. Con further claims that mathematics isn't a science, but I believe con is merely misinformed because it is definitely a science, as pro pointed out in his final round. Mathematics is a basis of a priori knowledge, and since knowledge is different from belief, mathematics cannot be a belief. I am merely sharing this with Con so that he understands why his argument was incorrect. Pro effectively rebutted every argument presented by Con, and thus wins arguments. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate.