The Instigator
fit02z
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Jonbonbon
Con (against)
Winning
9 Points

That aliens exist

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Jonbonbon
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/24/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 444 times Debate No: 80072
Debate Rounds (3)
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fit02z

Pro

How do they not exist ??

Whilst we currently don't have any conclusive, solid evidence that aliens exist, we also don't have any evidence to say that they don't exist.

If you put a cat in a box, and leave it there for a year without food and water (then you would be a very cruel person) but more importantly, you cannot absolutely confirm that the cat is dead without opening the box. Whilst we all heavily assume that it is dead, we can't be certain until we open the box. Now think of aliens as the cat. People who say that aliens don't exist are only ASSUMING that their are no aliens out there. They have no proof that there is no such thing as aliens just as we have no proof that the cat is dead until we open the box. The thing is, we haven't opened the box yet. We haven't searched every nook and cranny of every planet to safely say that aliens don't exist.

Whilst I cannot say that it is certain that aliens definitely do exist, it is a false statement to say that they don't. We just need to keep looking. After exploration of everything in space is complete. Then you can say aliens don't exist. Until then, we are just guessing.
Jonbonbon

Con

I suppose first rounds are being used for arguments.

Let's begin.

Good luck to my opponent.

I have two rebuttals to make (pay attention to the second one if you wanna be lazy):

1) The analogy (which makes up most of my opponent's first round) is incorrectly placed. His analogy would only work if we specifically placed the means for life to be created on a planet then left. A better analogy would be assuming what kind of creatures live in the depths of the ocean where we can't explore, although that's still not the best analogy; because, evidence occasionally washes up (see what I did there) to give us proof.

So yeah, that's a logical fallacy, so you can definitely just throw that out the window.

2) My opponent essentially conceded the debate. Pro has the burden of proof, and as such, we cannot vote for pro if there is no substantiated proof that there are aliens. All he can say is that we can reasonably assume that it's possible that aliens exist.

I think that's all I needed to say. Thanks for reading.
Debate Round No. 1
fit02z

Pro

fit02z forfeited this round.
Jonbonbon

Con

Well, I guess he's gone :P
Debate Round No. 2
fit02z

Pro

fit02z forfeited this round.
Jonbonbon

Con

Thank you for reading
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
I appreciate the points, but how come no one's giving me arguments? I disproved the resolution, and my arguments were never refuted :P I'm not angry. I'm mostly just curious.
Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
You forgot to finish your thought. Unless I just don't know what a "greater than" is.
Posted by jprice19 1 year ago
jprice19
A better topic would be 'That there is a greater than that aliens exist'
Posted by jprice19 1 year ago
jprice19
A better topic would be 'That there is a greater than that aliens exist'
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Vote Placed by ModusTollens 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro doesn't seem to understand the difference between proving an absolute negative and failing to be convinced of the truth of a proposition. Also multiple forfeits.
Vote Placed by Topher1989 1 year ago
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Vote Placed by Balacafa 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ff