Resolved: The Affirmative Debator is Not Required by DDO Rules to the Term "Burden of Proof"
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Each debater must provide their best evidence that the "Burden of Proof" is Stipulated or Not Stipulated in Debate.org rules for the Affirmative Debater.
Pro must present convincing evidence the term BoP is not required by DDO debate or voting requirements for the Affirmative Debater.
Con must present convincing evidence the term BoP is not required by DDO debate or voting requirements for the Affirmative Debater.
DDO- this website host.
Stipulate- demand or specify (a requirement).
Instigator- the person who initially starts the debate.
Affirmative- a statement asserting that something is true of the subject of a proposition.
Requirement- a thing that is compulsory; a necessary condition.
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Con must present his/her case in Round 1. Your argument is your acceptance. Writing just your "acceptance" or anything of the like in Round 1 is an automatic forfeiture. You must pass Round 3. The is NOT a troll debate. Any such trolling constitutes automatic forfeiture.
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4. Mishapqueen - Impartial Voter
5. Richard Cypher - Impartial Voter
6. Doomswatter - Impartial Voter / The Only Person to Defeat Me other than Michelle.
Now, enter & prove your case.
For example, if you are asserting that milk is white, you must prove that milk is white, if the debate ends and neither side has successfully proven what color milk is, the side contradicting that milk is white automatically wins because the side stating that milk is white had to prove milk was white. Every debate with a resolution to be affirmed, requires that the one affirming it has to prove that it is true, the other side is not responsible for proving the opposite true (unless this is specifically stated in round one) but is, instead, required to prove that the affirmative side failed to meet their burden of rpoof.
Essentially the burden of proof of the non-affirmative side is to explain why the other side didn't meet their burden of proof. So both sides have a BoP but the BoP of the non-affirmative is the simply prove that the affirmative never met theirs whereas the affirmative must prove the resolution to be true (unless it's a negative resolution where truth is being affirmed by Con/Opp).
The concept of "DDO rules" is simple. This site's debating rules, aside from no porn and the other stuff, is essentially that if the debate proceeds it has to be possible in the first place to establish what each side's purpose is. The entire purpose is the affirmative meet their BoP, the non-affirmative side is solely destructive. Any constructive points the non-affirmative raises is simply to discredit th affirmative' validity, as opposed to asserting their own.
There are things I know upon which I discuss. And there are things I don't know upon which I avoid speculation. I know that this debate is titled "Resolved: The Affirmative Debater is Not Required by DDO Rules to the Term "Burden of Proof"". I know that the title is the resolution upon which I present a fact & upon which shall guide my argumentation. I know that my opponent did not present evidence of one (1) DDO rule that employs the term "burden of proof" as a requirement in an Affirmative Debater's debate.
Validity of Argument 1:
I know that the absence of such a rule from DDO, as evidence, un-submitted by my opponent has so far resolved: Con HAS NOT presented convincing evidence the term "burden of proof" IS REQUIRED by DDO debate OR voting requirements for the Affirmative Debater. I know that my opponent has so far in Round 1, speculated & assumed DDO stipulates on the Affirmative Debater the term "burden of proof."
It has be presented clearly Con must show from DDO's debate & voting requirements the term "burden of proof" is a requirement for the Affirmative Debater. It has be presented clearly Pro must show such a term & its requirement does not exist in DDO debate & voting requirements.
Requirement- a thing that is compulsory; a necessary condition. If we turn to this website's "Tips for a Better Debate" page we shall find the author, commissioned by DDO, has detailed a number of "word terms" & set forth a number of "requirements--necessary conditions" for debaters.
A Few "word terms" are:
Grammar, spelling, punctuation, facts, quotes, sources, topic, forfeit, passion, emotion, strategy, review, etc.
A few requirements are:
We should "review [our] argument" for spelling & grammar errors; we should "cite all [sic] significant facts, quotes and sources"; our debates "should be a controversial statement"; all debaters "should imply that there are only two sides to the argument"; "all debates should follow a strategy or outline"; etc.
- All quotations are direct quotes. http://www.debate.org...
Now the crux of this second argument is that this DDO page, written in an affirmative tone, bears an 800 pound gorilla, in fact three of them! The words "prove", "proof", or term "burden of proof" are completely absent from its publication. In addition the word "affirmative" is not present. There is no rule bearing the term "burden of proof" or its requirement to an affirmative debater "Tips for a Better Debate."
Validity of Argument 2:
No term "burden of proof" nor a direct affirmation by DDO & its representatives states "the Affirmative Debater must prove his/her debate".
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." (http://www.brainyquote.com...)
Okay then, so far one of DDO's official authoritative help pages does not mention any rules about a burden of proof required by the affirmative debater.
Hmmm, very curious.
Badman forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by RichardCypher 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: bop isn't a ddo guideline. pro's resolution is unchallenged. convincing argument. con didn't show any ddo rules as the debate rules said. con penalty. pro sourced ddo. points.
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