The Instigator
Death23
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Winning
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The Contender
smelisox
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Sea lions are seals

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Death23
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/20/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 596 times Debate No: 76751
Debate Rounds (4)
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Death23

Pro

The topic should be self explanatory.

First round: Acceptance only.
Final round: Rebuttals only. No new arguments.
smelisox

Con

I will assume by Sea Lions you mean Otariinae. If so, we may proceed. I accept. I will be proving that Otariinae cannot be considered as Seals, otherwise known as Pinnipeds.
Debate Round No. 1
Death23

Pro

Argument:

Encyclopedia Britannica says so -

Entry for "seal" -

seal, any of 32 species of web-footed aquatic mammals that live chiefly in cold seas and whose body shape, round at the middle and tapered at the ends, is adapted to swift and graceful swimming. There are two types of seals: the earless, or true, seals (family Phocidae); and the eared seals (family Otariidae), which comprise the sea lions and fur seals.


http://www.britannica.com...

Entry for "sea lion" -


sea lion, any of five species of eared seals found primarily in Pacific waters.


http://www.britannica.com...

smelisox

Con

Eared seals cannot reproduce with other seals. The definition of a species is that they can reproduce and produce an offsoring (sterile or not). Sorry.
Debate Round No. 2
Death23

Pro

My opponents assertion is absurd. Obviously, eared seals can reproduce with other eared seals so long as they are both of the same species, the opposite sex, fertile, and healthy.

I can only cnclude that my opponent is trolling. He or she has a personal beef with me and apparently has no intention to seriously debate this topic. My opponent trolls me often lately. He or she even went so far as to create a debate directed at me specifically:

"Death23 on the forums is a wanker and an example of American idiocy"

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com...

It was taken down by the DDO mods, but the google cache of it still exists.

My opponent has stated "You're a machine man, with a machine heart, a machine mind."; "Go to the border and shoot some mexicans trying to have a better life or whatever it is you do in your spare time."; etc.

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I will not debate this topic any further with my opponent. I have created another debate about this same topic. It is viewable here:

http://www.debate.org...

smelisox

Con

smelisox forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Death23

Pro

I am not surprised.
smelisox

Con

smelisox forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Death23 1 year ago
Death23
Are you going to troll or are you actually going to debate. From your profile news feed, I see that you started the following debate:

smelisox wants to debate the following topic: Death23 on the forums is a wanker and an example of American idiocy1 hour ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Ff, none of pro's points were contested while con's were, meaning con dropped pro's arguments entirely. Conduct and arguments to pro