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ANDY9876
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mongoose
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Parental pressures make geniuses

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/23/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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ANDY9876

Pro

Well,i truly believe that parental love in the form of parental pressure do make geniuses.Whatever i am today,whereever i am today,i owe it to my parents.i m so sure that without their constant reminding of my duties,i would have been nowhere in my life.
mongoose

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My opponent claims to be a genius, and that such affirms his resolution.

Genius: a person having an extraordinarily high intelligence rating on a psychological test, as an IQ above 140. [1]

My opponent has terrible grammar and spelling. This supports the basic idea that my opponent is not a genius. As he claims that his parents have pressured him to do well, it is clear that parental pressure does not make geniuses. My opponent's existance negates his own resolution. My opponent has no evidence that his is not indeed nowhere in life.

I await my opponent's response.

[1] http://dictionary.reference.com...
Debate Round No. 1
ANDY9876

Pro

ANDY9876 forfeited this round.
mongoose

Con

Geniuses don't forfeit rounds. My opponent forfeited a round. Thus, my opponent is not a genius.
Debate Round No. 2
ANDY9876

Pro

ANDY9876 forfeited this round.
mongoose

Con

My opponent is not a genius. He has offered no actual evidence to his claims. I win. Vote CON.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Spaztoid 7 years ago
Spaztoid
While the debate its self was disappointing, mongoose, you didn't truly win your argument. ANDY9876 could have simply stated that having poor grammar or spelling does not negate the status of genius. In fact, many geniuses are deficient in areas outside of their expertise. Additionally, as previously pointed out, he never claimed to be a genius and therefore your point about his spelling is non-topical.
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
Same here =\
Posted by mongoose 7 years ago
mongoose
I am disappointed in this debate.
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
Your rebuttal is funny, mongoose, but it doesn't negate the resolution. Pro doesn't claim to be a genius, but rather that the pressures of his own parents have influenced and motivated him. I doubt he'll stray from his previous argument (or stay for the entire debate), but he'd need only show that similar pressures have produced geniuses in other families to have a case.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
you could have at least pointed out the inductive fallacy.
Posted by mongoose 7 years ago
mongoose
haha, I have grammar fail:
"My opponent's existEnce negates his own resolution. My opponent has no evidence that HE is not indeed nowhere in life."
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