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People's logic and knowledge should be judged in part by age

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Started: 3/3/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Metaright

Con

In this debate, I will go against the notion that a person's credibility, knowledge, ad logic should be judged at least in part by age.

For example, Albert Einstein was only ten and was solving algebra. Most ten-year-olds are not as smart as Einstein was. Judging a person's logic and knowledge based even in part be age is a ridiculous argument.

http://www.sparknotes.com...
BangBang-Coconut

Pro

When we look at society and we look at various individuals, we see something that is a constant among all of them.

They are individuals.

Now this is an important point, and will likely be a focal point on the Pro Stance, that "People's logic and knowledge should be judged in part by age"

Now first of all Albert Einstein was an incredible person, he was as my opponent stated able to solve algebraic mathematics by the mere age of 10, however all across the united states public high schools have a course called "Math Models" because people ages 15-18 cannot do Algebra.

So then the question arises, if Albert Einstein could do it why couldn't they?
The simple answer is that they are different people, while Einstein was incredibly talented in math at such a young age, that says nothing of his perception to the rest of the world. While people's Knowledge and Logic Should never be completely based upon age; Age needs to take part.

For example, Say you had a child who used the "your baby can read" program, and by the time they where eight months old they could read anything thing from Shakespeare, to the Latin Vulgate, to (a personal favorite) The Giving Tree. Just because your child could read does this mean they have to capacity to understand that eating nothing but chocolate and soda would be terrible for them?

Maybe; but more likely than not the answer is no. This is not to say by any-means that just because a person is young that they cannot be more intelligent, it is just to say that naturally those who are older will likely be more intelligent and better understand how to apply their knowledge in the real world.

Now finally before handing the debate back over to my opponent I end with this. If for no other reason; If my logic has no swayed you- Then Vote pro for this reason. The brain is not fully developed until somewhere between the ages of 20 and 25.

http://www.examiner.com...
http://www.academic.marist.edu...
http://www.livescience.com...

Thank you, and I look forward to my opponent's response that Age should ave nothing to do with considering a person's knowledge and Logic!
Debate Round No. 1
Metaright

Con

Metaright forfeited this round.
BangBang-Coconut

Pro

My opponent has forfeited. Extend everything.
Debate Round No. 2
Metaright

Con

Metaright forfeited this round.
BangBang-Coconut

Pro

My opponent has forfeited twice, and offered no clash in this round. Vote Pro
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by BangBang-Coconut 6 years ago
BangBang-Coconut
@Social *nod* I agree :3
Posted by socialpinko 6 years ago
socialpinko
Of course knowledge should be judged partially on age. If a 1month old can read Shakespeare is that necessarily the same as a 37year old who can read Shakespeare?
Posted by BangBang-Coconut 6 years ago
BangBang-Coconut
I will accept this debate on one condition; if you frame it better and make more of a constructive speech. Deal?
Posted by BangBang-Coconut 6 years ago
BangBang-Coconut
I will accept this debate on one condition; if you frame it better and make more of a constructive speech. Deal?
Posted by BangBang-Coconut 6 years ago
BangBang-Coconut
Well of course it was; I wanted to win so I used the arguments that would help me win.
I don't always believe the things I advocate in a debate.

All the same; frame this debate more and I'll be more apt to want to accept it :D
Posted by Metaright 6 years ago
Metaright
Hello_Orange, I have strong reason to believe you do; that was one of your arguments in our last debate.
Posted by BangBang-Coconut 6 years ago
BangBang-Coconut
I don't know that I feel comfortable accepting a debate so vaguely framed; especially when I don't believe that Knowledge should be completely based on age.

Expand on your opening statements a bit more and I may accept this challenge, otherwise I'll have to decline.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's arguments were not refuted. Just to note, there are prodigies in math and music, but not engineering or medicine. Some things require experience.
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