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Resolve: Einsteins theories are lucrative

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/3/2011 Category: Science
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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triforcemack

Con

einstein may have brought up over fifty theories about physics. i am not going into detail i just would like to see other parties oppinions.
caveat

Pro

Introduction

I'd like to thank triforcemack for the interesting topic and look forward to our discourse.

Due to the lack of format and round stipulation, I will take the opportunity to put forth relevant definitions pertaining to the resolution: "Einstein's theories are lucrative".


Definitions

the·o·ry noun:
a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena[1]

lu·cra·tive adj:
producing wealth; profitable[2]


By assuming affirmative position, I will need to show that Albert Einstein garnered any amount of financial gain directly due to his theories, and the opposition, the converse (a loss of or no wealth). I wish my opponent good luck and await his arguments.


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Sources

1. http://www.merriam-webster.com...

2. http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Debate Round No. 1
triforcemack

Con

triforcemack forfeited this round.
caveat

Pro

Introduction

Unfortunately, my opponent has forfeited his second round. As such, I will take this opportunity to simply present my arguments (as I have nothing to contest or refute) in hopes that Con may respond in the final round.


Nobel Prize Earnings

In 1921, Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his work on theoretical physics, especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". And as with all Nobel Prizes, Einstein's Nobel Prize in Physics was accompanied with a financial sum of approximately 120,000 Swedish Krones (approx. 180,000 Swiss Francs).[1]

This fact alone affirms the resolution.


Earnings After Death

During the period of October 2007 to October 2008, Albert Einstein raked in $18 million[2] and placed fourth in the Forbes' list of the top earning dead celebrities[4]. Due to having no living heirs or relatives, "he bequested all his personal papers, intellectual property rights and the right to use his image to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem."[2] This vast amount of revenue is garnered from the marketing of various Einstein paraphernalia such as calendars, mugs, jigsaw puzzles, action figures, coffee brands, and most significantly, Disney's line of Baby Einstein educational products for toddlers.[2]


Conclusion

I have produced unfalsifiable evidence that not only did Albert Einstein's theories directly provide him with financial gain, but that his fame and image (whose causation is undoubtedly due to his theories and findings vis-à-vis special relativity and matter-energy equivalence) have produced and continue to produce lucrative amounts of wealth. Thus, I have fulfilled my burden of proof and the resolution is affirmed.


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Sources

1. http://www.einstein-website.de...

2. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com...

3. http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...

Debate Round No. 2
triforcemack

Con

triforcemack forfeited this round.
caveat

Pro

Unfortunately, my opponent has not refuted my arguments nor posted any of his own.

Extend all arguments. Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by caveat 5 years ago
caveat
Err... the citation [4] actually refers to the 3rd source, sorry for that typo.
Posted by larztheloser 5 years ago
larztheloser
"i just would like to see other parties oppinions."
Does that mean that to win the debate, pro only need say "My oppinion is that the resolution is true"? That doesn't sound too hard...
Posted by Molzahn 5 years ago
Molzahn
You may want to fix the typo in your opening round.
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