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# One plus two is twelve.

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 6/19/2008 Category: Science Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period Viewed: 1,804 times Debate No: 4450
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 Con I think anyone who supports this viewpoint needs to retake elementary school math. I don't mean to sound rude about it but it I think that it quite obvious that 1 + 2 = 3 and NOT 12. Allow me to demonstrate. Say you have 2 apples. Now imagine that I give you one more apple. How many apples do you have? Three apples. There is no possible way that you could have 12 apples unless I somehow had the ability to create 10 additional applies out of thin air. Anyway, I think that example alone says enough about my viewpoint. I look forward to seeing how, if possible, anyone could disagree with me.Report this Argument Pro Dim firstLetter as string Dim sedondLetter as STring Dim stringTwelve as String firstLetter = "1" secondLetther = "2" stringTwelve = firstLetter + secondLetter Msgbox(stingTwelve)Report this Argument Con The program you posted just tells a computer to say "Twelve" when asked what is 1 + 2. In other words, you are basically programming it to lie. This clearly does not disprove that 1 + 2 is not equal to 12.Report this Argument Pro "This clearly does not disprove that 1 + 2 is not equal to 12" I was not trying to disprove. I think I did show where 1 + 2 = 12 :D It was cheesy, i'll grant that but I love cheese :DReport this Argument Con I was not asking a programming question (or a computer program based on faulty logic, for that matter). I am claiming that mathematically 1 + 2 = 3 NOT 12.Report this Argument Pro I still love cheese. Cheese is great. Cheese is tasty. I could eat one piece of cheese. I could eat two pieces of cheese. I could eat 12 pieces of cheese.Report this Argument
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Posted by snicker_911 9 years ago
You could substitute the number "12" for "3" and so 1+2=12.
Posted by kamaz 9 years ago
voting for Pro only bcoz the topic is seriously unserious - his cheeky explanation works in these circumstances.
Posted by Darkfire62 9 years ago
This is amazing. I can't believe that this is even an argument. But still, I vote for the con in this case because mathematically the con is correct. The pro had a good argument at first but was then refuted. Besides the pro debater is apparently a bumbling idiot. The con debater's first round is still what stands after this round has ended. That is why I vote neg.
Posted by beem0r 9 years ago
PRO wrote a Visual Basic subroutine to add the strings "1" and "2" together, which creates "12".

Strings aren't treated as numbers, they're just like letters. For example, "Pork " + "Fried Rice" = "Pork Fried Rice". In this same way, "1" + "2" = "12".

I thought it was funny because it was so creative and off-the-wall. I didn't expect PRO to come up with something that actually affirmed the resolution, I figured he'd just make some bogus semantics argument or use flawed mathematics to prove it, like most people do with these math-type debates.
Posted by sonofzapp 9 years ago
i dont get it. mabey im just stupid, but i dont c whats funny.
Posted by beem0r 9 years ago
PRO R1 had me ROFLing. I might have even LMAOed.
Posted by beem0r 9 years ago
PRO R1 had me ROFLing. I might have even LMAOed.
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