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MASTERY
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Spottedfireify
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MASTERY
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/26/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MASTERY

Pro


Welcome to the debate.



This is a special debate, with special formats as follows.

FORMAT

1st round-Pro Introduce the parameters
Self-explanatory
1st round-Con Provide the possible arguments
Provide ten possible arguments for me to choose from. Do NOT try to define or explain the arguments, as I can interpret the arguments any way I wish. Anything here should only be greetings or topics. I decide which side I wish to be, IGNORE the fact that debate.org says that I'm pro. The debate topics have to be somewhat different, to prevent ten rewording of a single topic. I can change the topic you provide slightly as well for the debate to be a fun experience. At the start of round 2 I will underline and bold the confirmed topic.
2nd round-Pro Argument & selection of topic.
I will provide a confirmed topic here, define the topic and supply my arguments as necessary. My side (pro/con) will also be clearly stated here. Please cite all research and arguments. Please provide evidence for all arguments.
2nd round-Con Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments.
3rd round-Pro Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments.
3rd round-Con Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments.
4th round-Pro Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments.
4th round-Con Argument & Rebuttal.
Provide your arguments and rebuttal in this round. Again, please cite research provide evidence for arguments. Pro Conclusion & Rebuttal.
5th round-Con Conclusion & Rebuttal.
Rebut arguments and provide a conclusion in this round. No new arguments.
5th round-Con Conclusion & Rebuttal.
Rebut arguments and provide a conclusion in this round. No new arguments.

No abusive language please. The topics that con picks should not be abusive. The topic has to be debatable worldwide. "My opponent picks the topic." is only a placeholder for real topic, so you may NOT post "I am not posting any topics, therefore I win" or something along those lines. Also, please post topics that are easy to debate on both sides. Topic should not be about religion or celebrities etc.

Failure to follow the rules and format stated above results in a full 7-point forfeit to the opposing team.

PLEASE READ THE FORMAT AND RULES.

I hope we have a good debate.

Time limit for each argument: 3 days.
Character limit: 5000

Thank you.
Spottedfireify

Con

Dolphins are the smartest mammals.
Whales are actually dolphins.
Tomatoes: fruit or vegetable.
Werewolves are really creepy.
Avicii (the singer) is a really good singer.
Minecraft is really fun.
Obesity in America is a problem.
Ninjas are really cool.
Hash tags are strange.
The supernatural are real.
Debate Round No. 1
MASTERY

Pro

I would like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate. Please note that rule breakage will result into a full 7 point loss unless forgiven by the opponent (special condition can be included). Also, justified rule breakage (including forfeiture due to previous opponent forfeiture) does not count as rule breakage.

TOPIC: Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables.
Tomato: a type of fleshy, juicy fruit, usually red, used in salads, sauces etc.
Fruit: the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food.
Vegetables: a plant or part of a plant used as food, typically as accompaniment to meat or fish, such as a cabbage, potato, carrot, or bean.
My side: Pro
Pro argues tomatoes are fruit.
Con argues tomatoes are vegetables.

ARGUMENT
True fruits are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower, and usually contain a seed. So, oranges, which contain a seed and develop from the ovary are considered fruits. "Once the ovules in the ovary have been fertilized, the ovary begins to develop into the fruit (tomatoes)." [1] This signals that tomatoes devolop from the ovary. Also, tomatoes contain seeds as you know. (http://wiki.answers.com...)

[1] http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu...
Spottedfireify

Con

Spottedfireify forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
MASTERY

Pro

Scientifically, tomatoes are definitely fruit. Even though sometimes it looks like a vegetable, it is a fruit.

Opponent forfeited. Vote pro.
Spottedfireify

Con

Spottedfireify forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
MASTERY

Pro

Forfeited. Vote Pro.
Spottedfireify

Con

Spottedfireify forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
MASTERY

Pro

Forfeited. Vote Pro.
Spottedfireify

Con

Spottedfireify forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by Anon_Y_Mous 2 years ago
Anon_Y_Mous
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Vote Placed by MysticEgg 2 years ago
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