The Instigator
isaiahkelley
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Zarroette
Con (against)
Winning
8 Points

Steve Harvey is a better host than Richard Dawson

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Zarroette
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/13/2015 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 449 times Debate No: 71631
Debate Rounds (5)
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Votes (2)

 

isaiahkelley

Pro

I believe the Steve is a better host on Family Feud because he is much more funny but tell me what you think!
Zarroette

Con

I accept. The burden of proof is on Pro to show that Steve Harvey is a better host than Richard Dawson. I wish you strength in argument, Pro.
Debate Round No. 1
isaiahkelley

Pro

isaiahkelley forfeited this round.
Zarroette

Con

Still waiting for Pro to provide an affirmative argument.
Debate Round No. 2
isaiahkelley

Pro

Sorry for not putting anything on last round I totally forgot about this but I belive that Steve Harvey is a better host because he is more funny and keeps the show running and also Family feud has not brong that many audience since forever. I think steve is the best host and I know that Steve will be at the family feud very long.
Zarroette

Con

Thank you, isaiahkelley.


Counter-Case


"Steve Harvey is a better host because he is more funny and keeps the show running and also Family feud has not brong that many audience since forever. I think steve is the best host and I know that Steve will be at the family feud very long."

There are several problems with this argument:


1) None of it is sourced, leaving all of it a massive bare assertion, which is a logical fallacy [1].

2) My opponent shows no calculations in reaching these conclusions. For example, via what method can Steve Harvey be considered "more funny?" Is there a unit of funniness that my opponent has used to assert this conclusion? Is it merely an intuitive assertion? How about "has not brong that many audience since forever"; how has this conclusion been reached? My opponent merely has statements instead of arguments, due to lack of calculation and/or analysis provision.

3) "[Steve] keeps the show running" is false, as there are many factors which keep a show running (such as the directors and the audience; the show could exist with another host that is not Steve, hence he does not keep it running).


Conclusion

My opponent provides statements that are in no way backed by evidence or sustained logic (in fact, the entire argument is logically fallacious). Thus, they cannot affirm the resolution in the required way. As it stands, the resolution has yet to be affirmed.


Reference

[1] http://fallacies.findthedata.com...
Debate Round No. 3
isaiahkelley

Pro

isaiahkelley forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
isaiahkelley

Pro

isaiahkelley forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Asburnu 1 year ago
Asburnu
Could be, even though his mustache is actually ALL nose-hair.
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Vote Placed by TheJuniorVarsityNovice 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: lol ff
Vote Placed by simonstuffles 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeits and a bare assertion fail to fulfill Pro's BoP.