The Instigator
Sockmonkey1
Pro (for)
Losing
3 Points
The Contender
fire_wings
Con (against)
Winning
4 Points

Should students be able to chew gum in class?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/19/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 574 times Debate No: 86863
Debate Rounds (1)
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Sockmonkey1

Pro

I have this argument that you should be able to chew gum in class because it helps us kids not mess with other things and its proven to improve our test scores!!!!! And if we make a mess with it then say if it happens again then say if i see it one more time gum is band from this class!! I mean really some kids are just stupid to break their privileges but some kids don't and use them while they can. What do you think?
fire_wings

Con

I accept the debate. Arguments and Rebuttals this round.

Argument 1: Gum makes you hyper

Researches found that if you chew gum with sugar, you will become hyper. Yes, there are some gum with no sugar, but most of them have it for taste. Gu makes you hyper, and if you are hyper, you will move around and not listen to the teacher at class.

Rebuttal 1: Mess

My opponent says that it helps with them not mess with other things. This is false because if you are hyper, then you will do other things
and not listen to the teacher

Rebuttal 2: Test scores

My opponent says that it will improve test scores. But gum will make you hyper, and you won't do what you acually have to do.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
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>Reported vote: Hayd// Mod action: NOT Removed<

7 points to Con. Reasons for voting decision: Pro claims that it is proven to increase test scores, yet this is a bare assertion. Pro does not explain why this is so, or give any evidence at all to its truth. Con shows that gum makes people hyper, which negates Pro's test score argument, and is also beneficial to Con's case. So in the end, Pro's only argument is negated, and Con still has hyperness argument, thus Con wins.

[*Reason for non-removal*] As the voter explains their decision by referencing specific arguments within the debate and examining the outcome based on those specific points, it is sufficient. Contrary to the reporter's concerns, it is not part of moderation's efforts to determine whether or not a vote is consistent, as that is not a standard by which votes are assessed.
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Posted by jglass841 1 year ago
jglass841
Both of you have terrible spelling. Also, the small quantity of sugar in gum cannot make you hyper.
Posted by BenJWasson 1 year ago
BenJWasson
Sugar doesn't make you hyper, it's a myth.
https://www.sciencenews.org...
Posted by BlazingRodent 1 year ago
BlazingRodent
No sources. Why?
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Vote Placed by Hayd 1 year ago
Hayd
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro claims that it is proven to increase test scores, yet this is a bare assertion. Pro does not explain why this is so, or give any evidence at all to its truth. Con shows that gum makes people hyper, which negates Pro's test score argument, and is also beneficial to Con's case. So in the end, Pro's only argument is negated, and Con still has hyperness argument, thus Con wins.
Vote Placed by Valkrin 1 year ago
Valkrin
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro makes at least one argument that doesn't require a source, and Con fails to refute, instead making a claim with no citation and basing the entire premise of the argument off of it. Even though Con had better s/g than Pro, I feel like Con didn't adequately defend his side, especially because he only used one argument (it makes you hyper) to defend himself, and that argument had no source to back it up (apart from just "research shows"), so it could be blatantly untrue. Thus arguments go to Pro.