The Instigator
abby110301
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Zarroette
Con (against)
Winning
27 Points

Taylor Swift is not a crazy cat lady that can't keep a man

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Zarroette
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/6/2015 Category: Music
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 620 times Debate No: 73036
Debate Rounds (5)
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abby110301

Pro

Taylor Swift has two cats. TWO!! Also its not that she can't keep the men. It's the men can't keep her.
Zarroette

Con

I accept.

My opponent has the rather large burden of proof to show beyond any doubt that: "Taylor Swift is not a crazy cat lady that can't keep a man".
Debate Round No. 1
abby110301

Pro

abby110301 forfeited this round.
Zarroette

Con

Still waiting on an affirmative argument.
Debate Round No. 2
abby110301

Pro

abby110301 forfeited this round.
Zarroette

Con

I will rebut the statements my opponent has given so far.


"Taylor Swift has two cats. TWO!! Also its not that she can't keep the men. It's the men can't keep her."

Firstly, my opponent's argument is inductive, meaning that these statements perhaps indicate that Taylor Swift is not a crazy cat lady. However, this leaves room for doubt, and since the resolution requires affirmation beyond any doubt, the resolution cannot be affirmed via inductive reasoning. To show this line of rebuttal in a concrete fashion, only have two cats may indicate that she is not a crazy cat lady, yet it conceivable that Taylor is a crazy cat lady. For example, she could be in the process of purchasing more cats, of which a crazy cat lady might do. This possibility is enough to negate the resolution.

Secondly, there is no evidence to suggest either way that either men don't want her, or she doesn't think the men she met are good enough for her. Without contextual evidence, this point remains unaffirmed.

Lastly, none of my opponent's claims are referenced. This renders my opponent's arguments as bare assertions, of which means they are logical fallacies [1].

The burden of proof has not been me; the resolution remains unaffirmed.


Reference

[1] http://www.toolkitforthinking.com...
Debate Round No. 3
abby110301

Pro

abby110301 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
abby110301

Pro

abby110301 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by birdlandmemories 2 years ago
birdlandmemories
Woah. I don't think I've ever heard Taylor Swift get called a crazy cat lady.
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Vote Placed by Yassine 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: - Conduct: Pro's ff. => Con's win. - Arguments: Pro used a bare assertion to support her claim thus failing to carry the BOP, for Con demonstrated how it is possible for Taylor Swift's behaviour to fit that of a crazy cat lady which casts a serious doubt unto Pro's affirmative resolution. => Con's win. - Sources: Con used one, Pro used none. => Con's win.
Vote Placed by tejretics 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct: Pro forfeited the majority of the debate with the exception of round 1, which is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate setting whatsoever. | S&G: "Taylor Swift has two cats. TWO!! Also its not that she can't keep the men." - the word "two" is unnecessarily capitalized and has an informal additional exclamation mark. "its" is an abbreviation of "it is", and must have an apostrophe. "It's the men can't keep her" should have the word "that" between "it's" and "the". Con made no major S&G errors. | Arguments: Pro's forfeiture restricted Pro from making any major arguments; the first argument was based on bare assertions. Con made the sole supported arguments. | Sources: Con used the only source in the debate. | As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
Vote Placed by The-Voice-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con due to FF by Pro. | Arg to Con as she refuted all of Pro's arguments and Pro failed to fulfill the BoP. | Sources to Con, as Con was the only one to use source. | S&G goes to Con, as Con had only 1 error, and Pro had 7.
Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture
Vote Placed by Ragnar 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ff